Members One of Another: The Dynamics of Membership in Quaker Meeting -
"In Quaker faith and practice, the individual and the meeting are in a dynamic, mutually supportive, and reciprocal relation." In this essay Tom Gates examines many of the factors affecting the relationship between the seeker and the meeting, before and during membership. While a person may be drawn to Quakerism for a particular reason, over time the individual's needs, and the way in which the meeting community is able to meet them, change. Gates examines the many aspects of membership and the obligations it may impose on us, individually and as a faith community.