A committee on worship nurtures the spiritual life of the meeting and its members attend meeting for worship regularly. The members of this committee are seasoned in Friends practice of worship and are good listeners, able “to hear beyond words.” The committee nurtures the spiritual gifts of members and attenders, with appreciation for the diversity of such gifts and also the diversity of prior religious traditions and experience often represented in a meeting’s membership. It encourages those who bring depth to vocal ministry and those who are hesitant to speak.
The committee encourages Friends to allow time for study, meditation, prayer and other preparations for worship, in order to become open to the leadings of the Spirit. The committee can also provide loving guidance to those whose ministry does not appear to come from deep centeredness in the Spirit.