As you can probably tell, the decision to become a non-denominational church near me was a highly controversial one.
There are many pros and cons to this decision, which should be properly considered before choosing either way.
One of the positives of being an independent faith community is the freedom and flexibility to contextualize the doctrines of the congregation to suit the particular needs of the wider community.
On top of this, it is a more seeker-friendly model of church, which is less daunting for people new to faith. In a world that is constantly accelerating and changing, this certainly makes it easier to contextualize the Gospel.
A major con inherent to this movement is the lack of connection to a wider body which makes it difficult to find resources, financial backing or spiritual influence necessary to create a sustainable, multiplying community of faith.
It also opens up the door for confusion around what constitutes faith and produces the possibility to do more harm than good for a person new to faith, causing “one of these little ones to stumble”.