topics below, many of which will appear naturally in the course of
conversation, may be useful to the visiting
committee and applicant. They are used to clarify any
questions that the applicant may have about membership
and the workings of the Meeting, for committee members to
become acquainted with the applicant on a deeper level, and
for the committee members to share their spiritual lives
with the applicant. Several visits may be appropriate and
all meetings are held in a worshipful manner of openness
are some milestones along your spiritual journey? How do you expect
membership in the Meeting to help you in this
attracted you to Friends beliefs and practices? Are there some that
you find puzzling or disturbing? Are you easy with
the variety of expressions used by Friends to express their
faith and with the different perspectives of Christianity that
they reflect? What is your attitude toward other religions?
what past decisions of the Monthly Meeting are you familiar and what
did you think of the process and outcome?
In what ways do the Advices and Queries speak to you?
In what ways do you find the testimonies helpful? Not helpful?
are you prepared to support the Meeting’s nurture and
religious education of its children?
you understand the relationship between the Monthly, Quarterly, and
Yearly Meetings? Are you aware of and willing
to participate as you are able in your attendance at Meetings
for Worship and Meetings for Business, and to meet our
expectation of financial support for programs, services, and
facilities at these three levels of our organizational structure?
How will your membership affect your family relationships?
Do you have anything else you want to discuss with us?