Our church that is a "church plant" from a southern Baptist church has decided to file/become a non-denominational church. The reason the pastor said was because they were getting many calls to the church office asking..."what do you mean we're Baptists???" ....."what bible is that??"....etc.. You see in my area of North Carolina where we live, we have tremendous influx of "northerners"/"transplants"..(NY/NJ) to be exact, which means a lot of Catholics/ex-Catholics who also apparently have a negative connotation of Baptists. My question is, does anybody think this is weak? instead of calling it what it is, and saying we are a Baptist church, to change so he doesn't get phone calls? opinions on this position? My take on the whole thing is that he is worried about it effecting church attendance.