QuakerSpeak can be a useful tool for your Quaker Meeting. Let us help support your Meeting by stimulating meaningful discussion and helping to communicate with newcomers. Here are a few ways that Meetings are using QuakerSpeak.
1. Discussion Groups
Sometimes called “adult religious education” or “second hour.” QuakerSpeak videos are a quick and simple way to begin a conversation about what matters to us as Friends.
We post a new video every other Thursday, so simply subscribe to our weekly emails to get your discussion group up and running!
We offer transcripts of every video so you can follow along with everything being said.
To jumpstart the conversation, we also offer a few queries for each video. Just click on the “Show Transcript and Discussion Questions” line below any video on our website. Feel free to use our queries or create your own!
Don’t have WiFi in your Meetinghouse? Get a DVD here.
2. On Your Website
Your Meeting’s website can be a great way to quickly and simply describe to seekers what the Quaker experience is all about. What do Quakers believe? What happens during worship? How can I become a Friend? Many of our videos address basic questions such as these; others provide insight into Friends’ perspectives on a range of contemporary social and spiritual concerns.
Here are a few examples of Meetings that are using our videos to create a deeper, more meaningful experience for visitors to their websites:
Just look for the “Share” link when you’re watching one of our videos on YouTube, then click “Embed.”
You can find more detailed instructions at this link.
Always show the latest QuakerSpeak video on your Meeting’s website (Advanced)
If you’re using WordPress to publish your Meeting’s website, the following embed code will insert the latest video into your site, automatically updating whenever we publish a new episode. (Make sure you add [ and ] brackets at either end of this text when you copy it and paste it into your site’s code.)