Assuming those who post in these particular forums are Baptists and will continue to be, what are the characteristics that make up what you would consider the ideal Baptist church? These questions avoid the issues which are highly contentious on this board, such as KJV-only, Calvinism, and music style, and they focus on what would be available and the best systems of getting things done in an "ideal" church. Note: if you think pastor and elder mean exactly the same thing, then simply read the questions that way-- e.g., elders (pl.) = pastors (pl.).