Let's throw out a hypothetical for discussion... In your church there is a man who has a great musical talent. His brother and brother's wife sing with him. They are a wonderful trio. They have a great spirit and the people are encouraged by their music. In time, with the help of community-open singsperations, they are invited to other churches to sing. At first they sing only at revivals on nights when they are not at their home church. Eventually, they are quite popular and they start going to other churches when they would ordinarily be at their own church. This trio is faithful to send their tithes and offerings home. They are in their home church when they do not have a singing engagement elsewhere. Here are the questions: Do you consider them active members of the church? Why or Why not? Do you feel obligated to mail them the weekly bulletins to keep them updated on the church doings? Why or Why not? When they are at their home church, can they fill their normal teaching roles? Why or why not? Can the brothers be Deacons or Trustees? Further thoughts?