Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Participation of a Support Team

At first meeting with high school juniors:

  • Review “Truth about Military Recruiters’ Claims” and “General Information on Conscientious Objection“.
  • Discuss the questions on the “Worksheet on War Objection.” Talk through people’s thoughts about war and conscientious objection.
  • Answer any questions about the worksheet.
  • Let young people know you will be meeting again in two months. Tell them to be prepared to bring the following to the second meeting:
    • Outline of answers to questions on the “Worksheet on War Objection,” or a written “Statement of Conscientious Objector Status” answering those questions.
    • List of possible references.

Two weeks before second meeting, send reminder to young people . Ask them to bring the above-stated items.

At second meeting, two months later:

  • Discuss statements, or answers to “Worksheet on War Objection” questions.
  • Talk to them about their ideas for references.

Assist individual young people with presenting their statements to the monthly meeting.

Appoint someone to follow-up with each young person one month before their 18th birthday. Encourage them to get their support letters gathered, if they have not already. (See Guidelines for Support Letters).