Reflects the strongly religious society in America (and its political implications) not the strongly secular society of NZ. The church has been under threat for 2000 years but has survived. The present practice of bringing churches together (in CVs) keeps some presence I nthehope that something new will arise. We need new modelsof church. The puropse of ‘church members’ is to demonstrate The Way by living and communicating it. If the local church disappears where will teaching take place?