Gospel Order, and the search for it, has shaped the Quaker experience since George Fox. In this series of essays, Lloyd Lee Wilson explores the concept of Gospel Order as understood by early Quakers and contemorary Conservative Friends. Each essay addresses a facet of the faith and practice of Friends, articulating the ways in which Friends vision of Gospel Order has shaped their beliefs as well as their outward lives. Both seasoned Friends and readers new to Quakers will find these essays helpful to their understanding of this "peculiar people."
Lloyd Lee Wilson, an acknowledged minister of the gospel in Rich Square Monthly Meeting (Woodland, NC), is a former clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and former General Secretary of Friends General Conference. He has published these essays with the permission of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative).