alright - i've got two situations here. simply because they are actually happening right now. let me explain. the church that i fellowship regularly (hillcrest baptist church) - i'm able to help out with the youth (although i'm not too sure about that now...) - i'm able to help out with the lunch ministry. but anything else - i'm not able to be in any leadership position. because i'm not a member of that church. i'm not able to even play guitar in the worship. not able to lead a bible study. not able to lead in sunday school. not able to be in any position of leadership in that church. because i'm not a member. .......... now for the other church. i don't regularly attend on sunday morning service. but i am part of the young adults group - we do bible study's mostly. i'm even going to be leading the worship for the young adults on sunday nights. the youth pastor has asked me to be part of the sunday morning worship - to play guitar. even been asked to help out with the music at the youth on wednesday nights. but i'm not a member at that church. but the youth pastor sees that i am a christian that has a firm foundation and still growing. and that's the criteria that he goes by. .......... now which do you agree with? which do you support: -Leadership w/ membership -Leadership w/o membership (currently i'm not a member of any church) God bless!