Guidelines and Procedures

Use your capabilities and your possessions not as ends in themselves but as God’s gifts entrusted to you. Share them with others; use them with humility, courtesy and affection.

Advices, II

This section includes various guidelines and procedures that meetings and individual Friends may find helpful in supporting members and attenders, deepening spiritual life and attending to business. Some of the procedures and queries were located in sections of the previous edition of Faith and Practice devoted to marriage and membership while the general queries were in a separate section. Other procedures and queries are provided here for the first time, such as the queries on end-of-life matters, guidelines for meeting spiritual self-assessments and guidelines for clearness committees.