As you monitor developments immediately outside the "brother" circle, here's a suggestion in case you haven't yet encountered it--the "Gospel in Our Culture Network," ( an interdenominational group of scholars which has conducted some studies on missional modes of church funded by the Lilly foundation, has made some interesting conclusions, including that:

1. Baptism has been under-emphasized.
2. Denominationalismis not a very healthy foundation for missional churches.
3. The Church of Christ (based on their study of Abilene Christian University as representative of their "denomination") has as good a shot as any at evangelizing the world (and my tweak on this would be that this is perhaps even more true of the "discipling" churches by this name).

John Gibbs (Roswell, GA)