We live in a rapidly changing world, so my question is related to the need for Denominations in today's world. What I'm seeing is a new connectivity with likeminded Christians and Churches made possible by the internet which is sort of taking the place of a lot of the denominational connections that we used to depend on. The Local Association of Baptist Churches is more relevant than the State Convention to our local church mainly because it provides for interpersonal fellowship and local cooperative ministry. Beyond the local association we are experiencing less dependence on the state and national denominational organization simply because we have more choices for partnership,resources and networking than ever before made possible by the internet. Anyone else experiencing this trend or am I imagining things?