When I arrived in Zweibreuecken, Gy, there were 3 English Speaking Baptist churches ( American population of about 5,000). There was a SBC, IFB and a Landmark. I visited the landmark church, and was informally asked (before joining) to lead the youth group. Well, I do not believe in closed communion, among some other beliefs. I told them, I would be glad to teach the youth, but when that discussion came up, I would have to teach what the Bible says about communion. You know, I was never formally asked to be the youth director. In another thread Tom Butler said ( in post 201 - page 21 ) "Since nobody has yet told me what I must do to be unified with JSM17, and Methodists, and Presbyterians, I've been thinking about what I am willing to do". (note: JSM17 is COC) He said he would be willing to work with at a church who had a difference on musical instruments, frequency of communion, ect. My question is: would members in those churches be willing to attend and possibly serve in Toms church in spite of the differences? Myself, I could attend a Methodist, Church of Christ, ect and "fellowship" with them. It does not mean I agree with all thier doctirne. If I were in a area, say for less than 3 months, I could attend and worship with said groups. If I were to be in the area longer, I would consider statrting a Bible study. Thoughts?