Amid ongoing debate over the vitality or usefulness of denominations today, CT has observed that many denominational meetings of late have debated the merits of reinforcing denominational distinctives vs. loosening them in favor of focusing on evangelism.
Its an interesting. When at the Vineyard I could see this, a lot of discussion on values/distinctiveness. In the end the values and distinctives where pretty broad. Yet I wouldn't say that the Churches reflected this. Most really pushed the 'Ministry' stuff. Only one or two where really different.
I can understand to how a missional focus can deteriorate what is or was a denominational distinctive. Makes sense.