Many Baptists churches wil send for a letter when a person wants to change membership. Just what is the purpose of requesting a letter. Many Baptists churches will only request a letter from another Baptist church. Some IFB will not request/accept a letter from a SBC church and ect. Has your Baptist church ever requested a letter from a non-Baptist church? Actually, I think we should! IMHO, the purpose of the letter is too ensure that the member has a good standing- regardless of the denomination. Suppose you requested a letter from a Presbyterian church - this member wants a charistimaric type of worship service - ie he has been speaking in tounges out loud during the preaching or from a COC - and the comment said - this person has been trying to "sneak in" Baptist doctrine for the past two years. or from a pentecostal church - his membership has been put on the discipline list, until his court case -for a misadeanor has been resolved NOTE: these are all fictitious "letters". SO, should we require a letter of reference from a non-Baptist church?