Emerging Leadership, Spiritual Power, and the Faithful Witness of your Meeting
with Jonathan Vogel-Borne and Minga Claggett-Borne
March 28 – April 2, 2017
How often have you felt the Spirit alive in your Meeting? Are younger people taking on leadership and eldership roles? How can we open to the Spirit’s power to transform us, our Meetings and the world? We will consider how deep worship, strong community, Spirit-led leadership and faithful witness build powerful meetings. We encourage Meetings to send at least two people, pairing an older Friend with a younger Friend.
Our hope is to:
– offer opportunities to listen to the Spirit.
– create a space for reflecting on our Meeting experiences and building community among participants.
– learn specific ideas of how to unblock places in a Meeting that appear dry or stuck.
– liberate the full spiritual potential of individuals and their home communities.
Minga (Elizabeth) Claggett-Borne works as a family and marriage therapist in Cambridge, MA specializing in stopping family violence. She was born in Maryland into a Quaker family that goes back 13 generations. She has been a nonviolence trainer for 30 years, 20 of them working in prisons. She is active on Ministry and Counsel of New England YM, and past co-clerk of Friends Meeting of Cambridge.
Jonathan Vogel-Borne is a lifelong Friend raised in Orange Grove Meeting, Pacific Yearly Meeting. Traveling widely across the full Quaker spectrum, from evangelical to liberal, Jonathan’s ministry is to seek deeper unity and a clarity of vision and witness among us. He and his spouse, Minga Claggett-Borne served as Resident Friends of Cambridge (MA) Monthly Meeting from 1985-1990. Jonathan was the lead staff person at New England Yearly Meeting from 1991 to 2013.
For 10 months, during 2015-16, Jonathan and Minga traveled in ministry among Friends in Palestine, Kenya, Rwanda, India and Nepal, offering messages during programmed Sunday worship, leading Alternative to Violence Workshops, workshops on the Quaker Way, and website development.