The concept behind a clearness committee is simple: it is a gathering of a group of spiritual friends with the holy aspiration to help a person reach a sense of sacred clearness. The committee's work has some similarity to one-on-one spiritual friendship, in that it is nondirective and attentive. Clearness committees operate with the belief that Christ is our guide, so we don't need to offer advice. Christ does the advising.

J. Brent Brill, Sacred Compass by J. Brent Bill