There are those whose churches run under a form of government where the church needs to sanction every act of evangelism. They would argue from their interpretation of scripture that those out doing street evangelism and open air preaching must have had their elders lay hands on them and be under their authority. However my church which is a Baptist church does not use elders and they would differ. They say that the body has the responsibility to be out witnessing and that their members are under their authority, but they do not sanction every act of evangelism. I have been in baptist churches for a long time and have never run into one that felt the urge to sanction every act of evangelism. Members were expected to be out witnessing on their own regardless of the form of evangelism. I am aware that GreekTim, and those coming from the Reformed Presbyterian mode of government disagree with me on this one. Perhaps this is true of only some Reformed churches. The church where I learned WOTM used both elders and deacons and they did not hold this view that they needed to sanction everything a member does on his own watch. So what say you?