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. Read 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)

Prayers for . . .

> The tenth class of On Being a Spiritual Nurturer, which has now completed its final residency.
> Our new Core Teachers: Evelyn Jadin, Susan Kight, and Erika Fitz, as they begin the long preparation for On Being a Spiritual Nurturer, class number eleven.


Upcoming events . . . 

Opening to Grace
A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends
Led by Jan Blodgett and Catherine Cox

Oct. 12 - 15, 2017 (Avila, Durham, NC)


Check out . . .

Peter Laughter's TED talk
Catherine Cox's article on SotS in Friends Journal

 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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