Why congregations need denominations
Years ago a friend who had served very effectively in a United Methodist Church moved to another city to join the staff of a nondenominational megachurch. He is gifted in youth ministry and music and became a worship leader in the new setting. When I was there for a meeting later I joined them for worship on a Wednesday night. Over time we remained friends, even as I had questions about the megachurch as the only model for ministry (at that time this seemed to be a given in clergy gatherings).