..... from his/her church for it to still be considered his/her LOCAL church? Most church covenants have a statement in them to the effect that once a member moves to another area, that member promises to unite with another church of like faith and order. My question is this: Exactly how far away does the member have to be located for him/her to start looking for another local church to join? In these days it's not uncommon for a person to drive some 20 - 30 or more miles one way to reach his/her place of employment. That being said, exactly what should be the distance criteria for a person to begin considering moving his/her membership to another local church?