The Friends tradition demands a great deal from the average member. Each of us is called to be a leader. Depending on our spiritual gifts each of us will provide leadership in different areas of our life together. Some are called and gifted to focus on pastoral care and counseling. Others for evangelism. Some teach, and others give vocal ministry in the meeting for worship. Everyone has a part to play, and many of us have more than one role that we are gifted for.
As followers of Jesus, we are all called to holiness; to leadership; to lives totally devoted to God's service. We are also invited to participate in the decision-making of the Church. Gathered together in the Spirit, our lives - as individuals and as congregations - come to reflect God's will and character.
How do we empower each sister and brother to live fully into the leadership that God is calling them to? How do we hold one another accountable as fellow learners in the school of the Spirit? How do we show the unconditional love of Christ Jesus, even while upholding the integrity of the community?
1. 1 Peter 2:9