Stoking the Fire 2017

Stoking the Fire

Claiming Spiritual Power for Transformative Action

July 9–12, 2017, in Wichita, KS

What is Stoking the Fire?

Stoking the Fire is for Friends who are:

  • spiritually on fire
  • smoldering embers, ready to burst into flame
  • discerning risky new steps
  • longing for deeper worship

Are you spiritually aflame, or a banked coal ready to be stirred into life?

Join Friends as we stoke our spiritual fires and stretch ourselves through communal worship, learning, and fellowship. Together we will open ourselves to Christ's presence and power and allow the Spirit to work within us.

Details. . .

Registration deadline extended

May 17, 2017 2017, Registration
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The deadline for registration for Stoking the Fire has been extended until May 31. Late registration fees won’t.

Jan Wood will bring Plenary

March 2, 2017 2017, Leadership, Program
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Jan Wood is a former pastor, a teacher, administrator, and gifted minister, called to writing and speaking, organizational.


March 1, 2017 2017, Accomodations, Registration
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Full-time childcare will be provided at no charge (though there is a registration fee for children). Please be.


March 1, 2017 2017, Accomodations, Registration
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The Spiritual Life Center is located at 7100 E 45th St N, Bel Aire, KS 67226. Their phone number is.

YAFs—We Want You!

March 1, 2017 2017, Registration, Young Adults
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  Young adults — we want you at Stoking the Fire! The planning committee will offer scholarships of $200 each.

Accommodations & Cost

March 1, 2017 2017, Accomodations, Registration
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This year, the number of participants staying on campus, at the Spiritual Life Center, is limited to 75..

The FUM Triennial

Please note: if you plan to attend the FUM Triennial in Wichita, immediately following Stoking the Fire, registration and more information for that gathering can be found here.

Friends who attended last year's conference said...

—This was my very first gathering sponsored by FUM. I was eager to meet the people and get a sense of the community. I had/have the clear sense that this is, indeed, the Body of Christ and therefore I am woven and knitted into the core of God's Heart, which binds us all together. The generosity of spirit seemed to me to be a clear sign of Christ's presence among us. I was also very encouraged by every story I heard about people's involvement in their home communities and Yearly Meetings. While that wasn't central to our work together, it happened among the edges, naturally, and it further convinced me that this particular group of people is truly the leaven in the loaf. Praise God!

—There was a commonality of seeking the Holy Spirit to dwell among us that weekend. . . I was made more mindful.

—I was tremendously blessed by the giftedness of a number of younger people whom God is clearly forming in ministry in really significant ways.

—The words that come to mind are intimate, mindful, centered, focused, intentional, and grounded. It was a weekend filled with metaphors and visual images that helped us make meaning and remember our time together.