An elder carries a centeredness that helps individuals and assembled Friends to find and retain their grounding.
- Prayerfully hold yearly meeting and its participants in the Light for preparation of issues to be discussed, and for the integration of continuing revelation into a present sense of alignment with the Spirit.
- Assist the meeting to be mindful of what it has discerned and to be open to further leadings of the Spirit.
- Listen deeply to individuals who need nurturing about Friends’ decision-making practices.
- May meet together as needed to improve their practices, and submit to the counsel and advices of yearly meeting in both continuing and annual sessions.