The Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas has organized a volunteer corps of Spanish- and English-speaking Friends, to send as traveling ministers throughout the Section, crossing Yearly Meeting lines and other divisions among Friends.
These traveling Friends share their own spiritual experience and sense of unity that is possible across the branches of Friends. They encourage Friends to learn from one another, and, following consultation and discernment with the local communities, proceed to minister through prayer, pastoral counseling and encouragement, religious education, or peace, justice and environmental concerns. Friends meet "face-to-face and heart-to-heart" to share both that which unites and that which divides them in the life of the Spirit. Open exchange builds understanding, respect, trust and love, and, with God's help, renews awareness of the worldwide family of Friends.
Becoming a Traveling Minister
Are you strongly led to offer the service of Ministry, healing, challenging and nurturing the diverse Society of Friends?
Are you willing to follow this leading further, being of service in Meetings and Churches or regional gatherings of Friends throughout the Americas?
The Traveling Ministry Corps offers the opportunity to serve in this work. Members of the Traveling Ministry Corps are chosen for their ability and commitment to work with diverse participants, their demonstrated ability to connect traditional practices with contemporary concerns, and their availability to travel across the Americas to meet with local communities.
Are you interested in applying to be a member of our Traveling Ministry Corps? Traveling Ministry Corps Applications Due September 30, 2019. Download the application form. [pdf]
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