Share your Ministry
In the 21st century, the traveling ministry is an important way to realize our vision of a thriving and integrated network of Friends woven together in transformative faith. Our goal is still to further draw the strands of Quakerism in the Americas together into the rich tapestry that is the Religious Society of Friends.
Most recently, the Section of the Americas is organizing a volunteer corps of Spanish- and English-speaking Friends, to send as traveling ministers throughout the Section, crossing Yearly Meeting lines and other divisions among Friends.
FWCC will accept applications from Friends who express concerns that are deeply rooted in the Spirit, and who can transcend differences and division to seek broader unity in the Light. FWCC will provide training, support, and accountability for those Friends who are chosen to travel in this ministry. Funding is available to support the travel expenses of the members of the traveling ministry corps. Local Friends Churches, Monthly and Yearly Meetings in the Americas can request a visitor.
Quakerspeak: why traveling ministry is vital for quakers in the 21st century
In this QuakerSpeak - FWCC Video, Friends explore the time-tested practice of Quaker traveling ministry, still a powerful tool for Friends meetings to “renew their minds and wake up”
meet the 2016 traveling ministry corps
We are pleased to announce the members of the 2016 Traveling Ministry Corps! Please join us in congratulating South American members Agustina Callejas, Beatriz Apaza, Estefany Vargas, Hector Castro, and Jonatan Mamani (National Evangelical Friends Church INELA Bolivia). The North American members are Debbie Humphries (New England YM), Emily Provance (New York YM), Chuck Schobert (Northern YM), and Julie Peyton (Northwest YM)
Click on the link below for more information and brief bios of each member. After completing training in March, TMC members will be ready to pay a visit to meetings across the Section. See below if your meeting or church would like to request a visit.
The next round of applications will begin starting in Spring 2017. Check back soon for the 2017 application materials; the next deadline for the Corps will be September 30, 2017.
Application Available in March 2017
Request a Traveling Ministry Corps Visit
Download the request form for more information on receiving a visit from a member of the Traveling Ministry Corps. Please email completed request form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants for Traveling in the Ministry
Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas offers financial assistance for members of Friends meetings in the Section of the Americas to follow leadings to travel in the ministry that do not fit into other institutional programs. Download the below PDF of the financial assistance guidelines.
Donate to Friends
Friends who would like to support this essential work of FWCC are welcome to make financial donations.