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Nurturing our Elders

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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Download the detailed course flier here

Cost: Six day course $850 (concession $675) includes all meals and accommodation