Led by Sheila Keane
This course is designed to help deepen the work of Quaker elders and others who support active ministry and spiritual growth in their meetings. It will cover some essential information about the roles and skills of elders, as well as immersion in the state of being that is the source of all eldering ministry.
Clarifying the roles of eldering, pastoral care and oversight
Deep listening and Spiritual discernment
Naming and nurturing gifts in others
Exploring ways to nurture the Life of the Meeting
Dealing with conflict
Right holding of meeting for worship
Supporting active ministry: openings, leadings, and way closing
We hope that meetings will feel able to assist their elders to attend as a way of enriching the life of their meeting.
Sheila Keane has led many courses at Silver Wattle and with Quakers across Australia. She completed the 2-year School of the Spirit program “On Being a Spiritual Nurturer” in 1996.
Cost: Six day course $850 (concession $675) includes all meals and accommodation