Today, a gentleman told me that he was about to leave his denomination. Naturally, I asked him why. He listed, not doctrinal issues, but immoral practices within the clergy.
Since I was also familiar with his denominational issues (because a clergy member within the denomination had shared the same concerns with me), I expressed my sympathy. But I also mentioned the historical significance that his denomination was once known for, citing a historian.
I also mentioned that I was a Southern Baptist and even went into the denomination’s struggles with slavery and racism. But I was mindful to mention where the denomination is now.
However, I told him that there will be some serious ecclesiological differences (for example, church polity, views sacraments/ordinance, role of women in ministry).
But doctrine was not an issue for him.