We envision a faith community
of all ages can contribute their gifts.
But there are some barriers!
Such as. . . .
It feels like an uphill struggle to have my voice heard. Let me know that my voice is valued. Help me find a place in the meeting, instead of trying to push my way in.
– a Friend who's almost 20
What is missing, for me, has been someone at meeting who was interested in sharing their path with me.
– a Friend in their 40s
We've lost a lot of people who have come in with energy and ideas, because we don't pivot well. We don't take action in a timely fashion. It's all SLOW. And I'm part of that!
– a Friend in their 60s
What are some
To find out in greater detail, we'd recommend reading Kaitlyn Pawlukojc's transcript. Kaitlyn's local meeting is vibrant, invitational, and able to integrate newcomers.
You can also learn more about welcoming meetings are doing in general, by clicking the link below.
We can start by imagining a different culture, a different way. What is the opposite of being dismissive, cold, or sluggish? What would a really responsive, warm, focused, and nimble community look like?
FORWARD IN FAITHFULNESS
We are a network of Quakers who work for inner transformation and collective renewal. Our goal is to motivate one another toward revitalization, so people of faith may become creative, relevant, and thriving for years to come.