What is a Nondenominational Church?

Christian Based

Accepting of Broad Spiritual Concepts

Many people are not familiar with the Nondenominational Church and I am often asked about it, so I thought I would try to clarify it here as briefly as possible.

There are a large variety of churches within this category so an explanation would necessarily need to be quite broad, but all these churches began as a way to expand Christian teachings and provide a more open and accepting Christian environment.

For the most part, nondenominational denotes churches that are independent of the traditional Christian denominations. These churches have their own doctrines and leadership and do not answer to a central council of doctrinal authority. This can often make them more effective in reaching out to their congregants and seekers in an individualized way.

Nondenominational churches are Christian based yet tend to be more open and welcoming of all beliefs. Where many Christian churches have a tendency toward strict rules and narrow biases, nondenominational churches are usually more accepting of broader spiritual concepts. Their teachings embrace a wider blend of spiritual philosophies under the umbrella of a Christian perspective.



The Growth of the Nondenominational Church

Nondenominational church memberships have been growing at a phenomenal rate across America for many years. The rapid spread of these congregations points to a desire in our society for a deeper spiritual life that is logical, accepting, enhancing, integrated into our daily lives and speaks to the goodness of our humanity. Many are finding this within the ecumenical nondenominational churches.



Further Reading on the Subject

Some helpful links to learn more about nondenominational churches

Got Questions? - Biblical Answers for Our Lives

Hartford Institute for Religion Research

Wikipedia - Nondenominational Christianity



Rev. Barbara Lodge

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Ordained 1996