Those today that are 'non-denominational' - not affiliated with any of the old 'mainstream' churches have survived, and many are quite large with 'offspring' churches that thrive.
But in no. California visiting family, and this past Sunday morning we noticed no fewer than a dozen "sandwich board" signs placed at intersections giving notice of new congregations starting up in homes and rented facilities.
So, I asked some questions around.
A lot of people leaving main-line churches and starting independent, autonomous local churches.
Exercising "republicanism" -- decentralization -- leaving the centralized church governments behind. This is great.
If they are biblicist, then this returns to the Lord Jesus as Head and the Holy Spirit as Administrator of the the Church of God.
I am always baffled how that "conservatives" who claim to believe in decentralization of civil government, can promote the centralization of church government.