what denomination are you?

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i know we are all christians, but as well all know, there are a LOT of different churches that fall under that category!! just out of curiosity, what denomination is everyone?

i grew up in and still attend the church of christ. not the congregational church of christ, the straight up church of christ. no instrumental music, no women serving, communion every sunday, full immersion baptism. how about you?

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Jeannie - posted on 03/04/2010

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Baptist here too! I don't think I have ever been with any other church. I have heard about, read about and wondered about other denominations, but never participated in any other. We are actually good ole Southern Baptist, and we believe in being saved by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ) by admitting your sins, asking for forgiveness and accepting God in our heart. Baptism is an outward expression of our faith. We also believe in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost (Trinity). We worship with old fashioned hymnal music accompanied by piano, organ, and bass guitar thats it. We do not have female pastors, deacons, or teachers unless it is of the children. Women can teach those younger than themselves and that is all. Most dress in what they have to wear, we don't say anything to anyone for not doing so, but we believe that dresses/skirts should be worn by women in God's house in respect to him. We also wear skirts when in his service as a church group. We don't speak in tongues in our church, but don't put it past someone in our church to have a Holy Ghost filled shouting spell. We are what our preacher calls an ole fashioned "Bible Preaching" church. We go by the KJV Bible and thats all, our preacher tells it like the Bible says and doesn't change any part for anyone including himself and sometimes it steps on your toes, but thats ok too. Sometimes we need something to slap us on the wrist and put us back on the straight and narrow. Each person has the right to believe as they choose, this is just what we have chosen. God Bless My new found friends on here!

Angie - posted on 03/03/2010

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We belong to a non-denominational Church of Christ. We are very conservative and believe that full immersion water baptism is necessary for salvation. We don't use any instruments in worship, the men lead the worship (no women preachers, deacons, elders or song leaders) and we take communion every Sunday.

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Marguerite - posted on 05/17/2010

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I was baptized Catholic but attended many different churches as I got older and my children started to attend Sunday School we joined a missouri synod Lutheran church and have been communicant members for 15 yrs now. Love my God, Church family and Life.

Marguerite - posted on 03/11/2010

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I was baptized Catholic and went to Catholic school, but never really praticed the catholic faith, I was exposed to all types of denominations, when I was a child I attended Sunday School and an after school program at a Lutheran church. We were not forced to go, it was our decision. Well, I am now a communicant menber of St. Thomas Evgelical lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. We are bible based church, if it isn't written in the bible it is not true, we celebrate closed communion every Sunday. All my children are members and my parents even converted to Lutherism.

Carmen - posted on 03/10/2010

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I grew up Assembly of God-I thank God that I learned truths through the doctrine I was taught. I believe it helped me to make better choices through my teenage years and later as an adult. For the past 26 plus years I have been in ministry with my husband and children.

Meena - posted on 03/10/2010

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I'm a seventh day adventist my father is a church pastor..we go to church every saturday along with my kids enjoy every congregational singing I'm also part of the church choir I sing Alto....but firmly believes trust in the Lord where ever which ever church you belong to keep teaching preaching and living christ and we'll be blessings to people around.

Heather - posted on 03/10/2010

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Kristin, I love your response, it was so heart felt. However I did want to point out (not start an argument, just share my thoughts) that the Bible considers Christianity a religion. I use to say that it wasn't a religion, but a way of life. But I have been really convicted about this lately (not that everyone has to be, again I just wanted to share). It is mentioned many times in the new testament but my favorite verse is James 1:27- Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. It is also mentioned twice in Acts. (Acts 26:5 being my favorite verse there). Anyway, I just wanted to share that. It is something that I have just been really convicted by myself. Thanks for listening.

Kristin - posted on 03/10/2010

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I am an Apostolic Pentecostal. I've been born again now for 3 years and growing everyday into a deeper relationship with God. My church doesn't consider ourselves a religion but more of a relationship with Jesus. I've had religion I grew up Protestant and the traditional ways just aren't for me. I'm a tongue talking, holy rolling, spriit filled, pew jumping, aisle dancing apostolic pentecostal. Washed in His blood, saved by His sacrifice, trusting in His word, depending on His love, living on His promises, waiting for His return. Amen. My church teaches the apostle's doctrine from the book of Acts which is exactly what Jesus taught to his Apostles. The Bible is our handbook. We live it, read it, pray over it, study it. I attend a Bible College with my husband who is looking to get his ministerial local license within a year or so. We love every minute of our lives with Jesus Christ.

Anita - posted on 03/09/2010

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I was raised and continue to be a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. I have lived in many different places in my life, both with my parents and after I went to university and got married--so I have been a part of lots of different Adventist congregations around the world. Like Sheelah up above, I love my church!

First and foremost I am a Christian, living my life to honor and serve God. Our church's beliefs are completely Bible-based, and that is why I chose to remain a part of it when I got old enough to make these kind of choices for myself.

As a denomination, we are not terribly well-known in N. America, but around the word I think it is the fastest growing church. We believe in God and worship only Him. We follow the 10 Commandments given by Jesus. We keep Saturday as the Sabbath (4th commandment), and we are looking forward to the 2nd Advent--Jesus returning to earth to take His people home with him to heaven. (Those 2 beliefs are where the name "Seventh-day Adventist" comes from.)

I've seen several posts from gals saying they are Baptists :) --if I had to compare myself to any other denomination, based on beliefs, Baptist is the closest comparison.

I hope this wasn't too long--I just couldn't put one or two sentences--blessings on your day :)

Missi - posted on 03/09/2010

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i attend and lead praise and worship at Freedom In Christ Worship Center. We study and learn from the King James Bible, it is a non denominational by "categorization" bu ti believe as a whole the Congregation is sold out for JESUS...The bible is the true word of GOD...Live by it, understand it and believe it..JESUS IS the Messiah

Elizabeth - posted on 03/08/2010

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I was baptized as an adult in the Episcopal Church. I go to a contemporary service, with awesome praise music. We do communion every Sunday, and some of our best leaders are women.

Belinda - posted on 03/08/2010

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I am Baptist. And we attend an amazing Church, and have an awesome relationship with God!! Honestly I believe that as long as you have a close relationship with God, it should not matter what denomination you are. God loves us all!!

Alisa - posted on 03/08/2010

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Just CHRISTIAN. Attending a community church. A community of Christians with different beliefs & backgrounds but hold the same core belief (Jesus Christ is Lord & Savior). We respect each others outer beliefs and discuss/debate about them. We all have different spiritual gifts as well and work together to make up our community church. Since we are different, it works out well when new people come since there is usually someone they can connect with.

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I went to a pentecostal church growing up from 11-18 (not with my parents, but with friends). I never really understood there beliefs, but would not change the past if I could. They reached out to me as a youth, took me under their wing, and being in church and getting saved as a teen kept me out of a lot of trouble. I went to a Christian college where they practiced the church of christ belief, and we were forced to participate. Boy, that was really confusing!!! I did not understand that at all. Communion every Sunday, and baptism in order to be saved? It was completely different than how I was taught, and I ended up leaving college, and not going to church at all for a few years. Now I am a proud Free Will Baptist! I have been a Christian and have attended our church for 5 years now.I believe that each person has their own free will to make a decision whether or not to serve Christ. I believe in baptism not as a sign of salvation, but as a sign to the world that you are saved. Baptism is very important, but I do not believe it saves you. I believe a person can be in a backslidden state. I was for a few years, then rededicated myself to Christ. I knew I was a backslider, and am so glad I found my way back to the Lord!

Janet - posted on 03/08/2010

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I was raised in Church of Christ. I'm Baptist now. I found that members of the

church of Christ were very judgemental and thought that they could work their way into heaven but completely leave out the faith through grace aspect of Christianity. I understand the scriptural accuracy of that denomination but also think they worry more about rules than love.

Michelle - posted on 03/08/2010

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I was brought up in Evanglicist church and after I moved away from Pa to Fla I went to a non-denominational church and I hated it. Around the time I got engaged and working towards our wedding I left that church and didn't go to one. After I had my son is when we started going to a local fundmental, Indep Baptist church! We have been extremely happy and growing in the Lord there. We believe in the God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in that old "preaching and teaching" and of course the good old KJB! Our dress code is dresses and skirts for the ladies for many reasons, but above all to respect and honor the Lord! We do it alot like Jeannie's church does! Good ole' Bapist! And I ♥ it and is raising my boys and girl that way!

Megan - posted on 03/08/2010

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I'm a proud Catholic. I love the Church. There are so many misconceptions about the Catholic church,,,so to maybe clear a few up (for those who may be curious) We Worship the trinity (God, Jesus and Holy Spirit) We do not worship Mary or the saints. We only ask them to pray for us (much like you would ask a friend to pray for you).
I would love to answer any other questions if people have them, b/c like I said, there are a lot of misconceptions out there.

Janet - posted on 03/05/2010

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I was raised in a First Baptist and now I go to a southern Baptist.We are afilleated with churchs from western N.Y. , Alabama, Georgia, Mn, Tennessa We have sent youth on mission trips there.this year we plan on going to NyC and africa.

Tah - posted on 03/04/2010

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i like to think i am a common denominator, i can be multiplied or divi....o you mean religious affliation...sorry....Baptist....

Cynthia - posted on 03/03/2010

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i come the Anglican denomination, i was baptized and rasied up there and born again in the same church. .We believe in the holy trinity,in the activities of the Holy spirit and we take communion at every service and we also use musical instrument when singing and praising God and we have women leaders in church.I believe that Each denomination has its own doctrines and principals but what is important and what we should be looking out for is if they are preaching/teaching the word of God i. e the bible for this is the only truth we should be abiding to.
so for me it does not matter where u are as long as its the word of God being taught after all we all serve the same living Jesus.Praise God!

Victoria - posted on 03/03/2010

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Our Church became a denomination about 2 years ago, we are called Word of God Assemblies International. We are currently the only Church in the denomination, but God says don't despise the day of humble beginnings, we fully believe God will expand us. We have Ministers from other Churches holding credentials with us. We have male & female pastors and leadership. We don't have female lead pastors, but we do believe women can be pastors and leaders if they are submission to their own husbands and a Lead pastor. I am a lay minister myself soon to be a pastor at the licensed minister level and then it'll be some time before I'm ordained. We also believe that women should have their heads (hair) covered during public worship and ministry. We believe in full immersion water baptism, not for salvation, but as an outward sign that we've accepted Christ. We have very upbeat musical worship, with keyboard, piano, guitar, saxiphone, bass and vocals. We believe in one God, in three persons, God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that an evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit is tongues. We believe in taking communion. I love my Church family, I was born again in my Church, baptized there and all my kids have been dedicated there, my husband is an ordained minister and I even met him there.

Saying all that, I don't think it matters what denomination you are from, what matters is a true relationship with God, through Jesus Christ & living the word actively in our lives everyday, striving to reach maturity attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Dawn - posted on 03/03/2010

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I am, and always have been, a Methodist. I am very happy with the denomination, and my church. As the youth director at my church I like having the freedom to have open discussions with my youth. I think it is important for them to be able to asks questions when they are unsure of something.

Sheryl - posted on 03/03/2010

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i denomination is baptist. i was raise and just stock with it. i went to some different one growing up but this is the one i found my self comfortable with everyone is different. but hey in the end we are all children of God. we are all looking for the same thing in the end.

Melanie - posted on 03/03/2010

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I was raised Quaker and sometimes still attend meeting for worship because I feel peaceful and close to God when we are in quiet reflection on Him. My husband and I attend an Episcopal church usually, though. When we visit family, we will go to their churches (Baptist, nondenominational, Methodist). I have found things that I love in all of them.

Bonita - posted on 03/03/2010

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We are Reformed, and my husband is actually going to seminary now for his M. Div.

Addie - posted on 03/03/2010

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I dont personally "identify" myself with a denomination. I was brought up in the Witness congregation as a small child, attended and eventually gave myself to baptism at 18 in the Methodist church, recommitted and had full-immersion baptism in the Southern Baptist church at 30 and currently attend a Reformation/Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Kind of all over the place! I have learned great things from every single one, but like Jesus' letters to the Churches in Revelations, they ALL have their shortcomings - and so do I!

Anne - posted on 03/03/2010

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Hi I was Saved in a Wesleyan Church, My husband and I have been members of The Nazarene Church for almost 30 years. Our main reason for changing had nothing to do with the denominations. We had gotten married and the people in our church had a hard time seeing us as old enough to be adults. We were 23 and 24 when we got married. Both Denominations dedicate our infants, however our Pastor has Baptized a few babies because the of the Grandparents Denomination Baptized and the infants parents wanted to honor
their parents. All realized that neither event "saved" the infant. Although our Church congregation does not have a women Sr. Pastor I know of at least 3 or 4 women who are Pastors. Our Praise and Worship Pastor is a women.
our congregation is multi Cultural and if you are breathing and desire to attend a BIBLe Believing friendly church you would "fit" in at my Church. As well as multi Cultural we are have people that live pay check to several families that are well off, with all welcome.

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sheelah, i dont think you are wrong at all!! i consider myself to be part of a denomination, i was born and raised in the Church of Christ and am proud of that. i love listening to the voices of my congregation being raised to the lord without any instrumental music!!

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Is it wrong to be part of denomination and be proud of it? It seems so far I'm the only one who is part of a denomination. I've always took great pride in my Mennonite background, as it's not just a religious thing it's a cultural and heritage thing. But maybe I'm wrong to be so proud of it?

Heather - posted on 03/03/2010

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I'm sorry, I knew that you agreed from your original post. We all are interested in different things, for me personally it isn't an interest. That's all that I meant. What I meant was that I am interested in hearing peoples hearts for God. If God gave you an interest in backgrounds there is nothing wrong with that! Please forgive me if I came across wrong. It was not what I intended.

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i agree, heather. i was just curious what everyone's background is!! the differences in churches fascinate me!!

Heather - posted on 03/03/2010

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I also attend a non-denominational church. I do not believe that it is the denomination that matters, but where the heart is. Even denominations very from church to church in what they do and believe.

Merry - posted on 03/03/2010

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I am also nondenominational we have lots of worship and godly dance we have women pastors but THE pastor is a man. We have members from all background denominations who wanted a church that didn't fight the nit picky crap that most denominations love to bicker over. We do communion monthly and adult/ teen baptism but recognize infant baptism as valid. We do dedication for our babies and never discriminate who attends our services.

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MENNONITE BABY! Haha! Though we're a more modern Mennonite! We do instruments: piano, guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, the bag pipes every once and while, lol! We've never had a woman pastor, and I don't see that day coming any time soon, but women do serve in areas like drama and music, nursery & children's Sunday school, and there are some who lead a woman's Bible study. We have communion once a month. At one point our church did sprinkling baptism (and still do (I think), but only upon request), both my parents were sprinkled. But now we do full immersion baptism.
We do live in an area where there are many different kinds of churches, some very similar to yours Alison, which my husband's family are very involved in! It's interesting to see the differences, but at the same time it's irritating when some (a lot of my husband's relatives) feel they are superior to others because of their denomination. That's a real shame!

Amy - posted on 03/02/2010

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I go to a non-denominational church, Real Life Ministries. www.reallifeministries.com. We have core beliefs that affect salvation (i.e. the trinitiy), and other aspects of religion we agree to disagree on (i.e. spiratual gifts or rapture before armageddon).



I grew up in a Conservative Baptist church.

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