The School of the Spirit Ministry serves all those who wish to be more faithful listeners and responders to the work of the Inward Teacher. The ministry is grounded in prayer and offers programs rooted in the Quaker contemplative tradition of the living silence.

The place of prayer is a precious habitation ... I saw this habitation to be safe, to be inwardly quiet, when there was great stirrings and commotions in the world. - John Woolman (1770)

Upcoming events

We invite you to join us for worship every Monday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Spring e-Retreat April 9-10 All Shall Be Well: Contemplation & Transformation

Prayers for...

Everyone involved in Participating in God's Power as it continues electronically with care and courage-filled faithfulness.

The Board as they work to develop a new program, Faithful Meetings.

Check out

Peter Laughter's TED talk on Radical Empathy.

Catherine Cox's article on her experience with the SotS in Friends Journal from 2016.


The School of the Spirit’s concern is with preparation for ministry through a deepening personal awareness of the inward presence of Spirit. It is crucially important to encourage the growth of this kind of ministry. If you want hope in the Religious Society of Friends, you will find it here - John Punshon

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