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

> Our Core Characteristics

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)


> Now available the new Program Guide for On Being a Spiritual Nurturer, 2015 - 2017.

Contemplative Retreats in the Manner of Friends

Dwelling Deep
January 16 - 19, 2015,
at Powell House, Old Chatham, NY
Led by Linda Chidsey and Carolyn Moon

Grace in Our Time
April 10 - 13, 2015, at the DeKoven Center, Racine, WI
Led by Roger Hansen and April Allison


Are you called to the facilitation of contemplative retreats?

> To learn more about our Mentoring Program 

 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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