On Quaker Ministry and Eldering

“The more that I step into the gift of ministry, the more I need to surround the gift with a good container,” Johanna Jackson tells us. “Ministry is kind of like standing on the far edge of a limb of a tree. The trunk [of the tree] is the safe core where I can exist in a storm—but going out on that edge is where I can make change.”

Johanna was accompanied by JT Dorr-Bremme, who often elders for her, holding space while she’s engaged in discernment. “As someone who carries a ministry,” she explains, “I find it’s really important to be close to someone who can give me that anchoring and that grounding.”

Learn more about Johanna and JT’s ministry and community-building work at their website, Forward in Faithfulness.

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