From Faith and Practice (2nd ed), p. 3, 1993, North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Quakers believe in the Inner Light, sometimes referred to as “that of God” within each person. They also believe in the direct accessibility of the Divine Spirit for each worshipper. Thus there is no priest or clergy. Friends gather for worship in silence, with a sense of shared responsibility and of waiting in readiness to be called to a vocal ministry. Out of a faith that in each worshipper lies an ability to respond to the Spirit within, to each other and to the needs of the world around us may come a call to service growing out of worship.
From Handbook for Grand Rapids Friends Meeting, 2004, p. 2.