Also, do you agree with your church and why? Tom and I are on opposite sides of this question. Our church has no official policy, but we practice open. We now have an interim pastor, but once we get a permanent one, I plan on having the church establish an official policy and us following it. As of now, the opens have an edge. This is not an issue to die on the hill for, but I am for open, mainly because the standard of closed is the church roll, and there are many on each roll that have not darkened the door, or supported the church in any way in years, if not longer. In the poll, by open, I mean other denominations can participate that are Christian. Each local church can limit the denominations as they choose, like the RCC and C of C By close, I mean other Baptist churches or churches of like faith and order. Thanks for your response.