In another thread, Lux et veritas made the following comment: Lux was writing in connection with the Emmaus Walk. So let's expand it to include any para-church ministry. Are those ministries supported by scriptural examples? Should any para-church ministry operate independently of a local church? Is a board of directors sufficient to meet accountability requirements? Such independent ministries proliferate, and many are greatly successful. And many claim that their ministries have resulted in many conversions. Is success enough validation? What role should a local church play? To boil it down, did Billy Graham get it wrong?