Roots, Stem & Flowers
A Church Membership Guide
A Church Membership Guide for Churches in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.
Peter Murdy wrote Roots, Stem, and Flowers twenty years ago when he served as pastor of the Congregational Church of Eastford, Connecticut. He wanted a tool that would help meet the goal of the Cambridge Platform's standards for church membership: "... These things are required of all church members: repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore repentance and faith are the things about which individuals must be examined before they are granted membership in a church."
Over the past twenty years, Peter has revised his membership manual several times to the point that he is now "reasonably satisfied" with it