A consideration of the processes involved in joining and leaving the Christadelphians.
Details of the major methods used by the community to try and convert people to the Christadelphian movement.
A description of the mental process through which a potential convert needs to go to and what they are required to do in order to become a member of the faith. In a way it’s a bit like a marriage of interests. There are deep seated reasons why people seek religious knowledge, experiences or even have material or social needs that a religion like the Christadelphians can appeal to. I would suggest conversion occurs when these seem to be sufficiently well aligned and an in-depth article on the “appeal of the Christadelphians” may be worth another article at some stage.
Those who leave or who are disfellowshipped usually have have more in-depth knowledge and experience because of a more mature association with the community than “someone from outside” to use Christadelphian terminology. This article consideres some of the major reasons why people leave.