A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.
The collective body of Christians.
Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.
The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.
1) an assembly of Christian believers. 2) All Christian believers everywhere.
Comprises the body and soul of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ on earth. (See Mystical Body.)
church is a special place where Christians come together to pray.
From the Greed ekklesia. It is an assembly that at its source did not carry any religious connotations.
(1) A building which is used for worship. (2) The community of Christians.
A building where Christians worship; or an organisation such as the Roman Catholic Church
a community of Christians, or the organisation to which they belong
(with a small c): the building in which Christians worship
From the Greek word "ekklesia," meaning "assembly." In the New Testament, the term is typically used in reference to a group of people, i.e. a "faith community," and it is never used in reference to a building. It may have been intended to contrast with the "synagogue," a term commonly designating the place where Jews would gather to study and discuss their sacred scriptures.
church: temple, building of worship.
A building that is used as a place of worship and prayer, it is mostly used by Christians
one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
a Bible believing, praying, Sabbath keeping, Protestant Christian congregation that loves visitors and those of you who are seeking
a body, and it cannot function properly unless the members are faithful
a body of baptized believers in Christ on a credible profession of faith by a property qualified administrator for the maintenance of the worship, and truth, the ordinances and the discipline of the gospel
a body of baptized believers who have covenanted together to carry out Christ's ministry in the world
a body of believers, a group of people with a similar faith
a building, not a temple in whole
a building used in Christian worship
a building where Christians assemble for worship
a business first and a center of worship second
a called out assembly of baptized believers, organized to fulfill the commandments of Christ
a community of baptized believers gathered around Word and Sacrament
a community of believers in Jesus Christ who meet together regularly for mutual edification and worship
a community of faith having a distinct tradition, theology, spirituality, liturgy, hierarchy, and canon law
a community of like minded individuals who hold many of the same beliefs and therefore can help each other to believe with a much stronger Faith
a community of people showing forth the love of God in Christ, working together under various leaders, but all under the leadership of Christ himself
a community of people who share certain spiritual or religious beliefs
a congregation of baptized believers united by covenant to carry into effect the will of the Lord Jesus Christ
a congregation of believers - a family - an organized group of people who follow Christ and desire to serve Him
a conventional religious organization
a dominant religious organization in a given society
a formal religious organization well integrated into the larger society
a FREE online directory and event listing service - Christian organizations of any denomination (Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Assembly of God, and many more) are welcome to share their information and resources with the Christians in Chicago
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a gathering of people in the name of Christ
a gathering place to worship in common communion and is owned by no one but by everyone who enters the doors
a group of believers in Jesus Christ, associated together under Christ for His purposes
a group of believers in Jesus Christ who share a common location, vision, and mission
a group of people forming a body held together by common religious beliefs and "love
a group of sinners gathered by the Holy Spirit under the headship of Christ, to worship God, to encourage one another, and to be God's servants in the world
a household of faith, the evidence of which is in the concrete manner they demonstrate "faith" - by "faithfully preaching the word, observing the sacraments and exercising disipline
a large, established "religious body", having a bureaucratic(Inflexible Rules) structure
a local gathering of individuals who call Jesus Christ their Lord and have been sanctified in Christ Jesus
a meeting place for members of the Christian religion, which originated in the Middle East
an assembly of baptized believers joined by a covenant of discipline and witness who meet together regularly under the preaching of the Word of God (Mt
an assembly of people with certain identity of faith and conviction
an autonomous body, subject only to Christ, its head
an expression of what it means to be the body of Christ and so is a publishing house and a relief organization and a seminary
an online community designed to connect Christians with Christian
an organization of believers
an organization that promotes and supports the religion of Christianity
an organized body of baptized believers, equal in rank and privilege
an organized body of baptized believers, voluntarily joined together for the preaching of the Word, the observing of the ordinances, and the carrying out of the Great Commission
a place of Christian worship, you stand on holy ground
a place where Christians gather privately to express their Christianity, now that public expression of Christianity in America is forbidden
a place where we worship God and a place where we serve others
a sacred place, set apart from all unhallowed and secular uses, for the worship of God
a sacred place where we encounter God in our worship and where many valued spiritual moments and events are experienced
a social way to practice a certain set of beliefs seen as a religion
a society that stands in special relation to God, being instituted for religious purposes
a sort of immersion (hence Christian baptizing) in a body of utopian belief
a symbol of physical connection between ourselves and the concept we have faith in
a type of religious organization well-integrated into the larger society
a universal community of faith having a distinct tradition founded by an apostle or successor and guided by an autonomous hierarchy by which various nations and peoples have been converted to and nurtured by the teachings of Jesus Christ
A community of Christians. In English, the word is also used to refer to the building where Christians worship.
A large, bureaucratically organized religious organization that tends to seek accommodation with the larger society in order to maintain some degree of control over it.
1) an assembly of believers in Messiah. 2) All believers in the Body of Messiah everywhere. See also congregation.
The community of faith headed by Christ, the body of Christ in the world (see 1 Cor 12:12-27; Eph 1:22-23, 4:12, 5:29-30).
The faithful are called out of the world to be the Church: the body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, the New Israel, the ark of salvation, the assembly of the faithful. Through the Church, Christians are united to Christ and to each other. In this community, the believer receives the grace of God through the sacraments and hears the truth of the gospel. This mystical transformation of people into one body in Christ takes place in the Eucharist. Because Christ is the Head of the Church, the Church is a reflection of the Incarnation, with both human and divine qualities (see 1 Cor. 10:16, 17; Gal. 6:16; Eph. 4:12; 5:22-32).
In the New Testament, the ekklesia. In the Bible, this has no reference whatever to buildings or organizations but to the called-out assembly, the covenant people of God. In the overwhelming number of cases, the church or ekklesia of both the Old and New Testaments is the visible covenant community in a particular locale or region. Under the authority of elders (godly heads of households), it unites on the first day of the week to hear the preaching of the Word, to receive the sacraments, and to preserve and perpetuate the Christian Faith. The church is one aspect of the kingdom of God, but it is not the kingdom itself.
A divinely instituted community of believers. Members of the Orthodox Church are united by the Orthodox faith, the laws of God, the hierarchy and the Sacraments.
(i) the name given to the people who together make up the community of faith - followers of Jesus Christ; (ii) the name given to the organisation or institution; (iii) also used to describe the local church community (congregation) and the building in which it meets
a building for public Christian worship; a corporate name applied to all Christians
The Greek word is ECCLESIA. In simple terms it means a body of people. In the New Testament there is one occasion where it is used in reference to the entire nation of Israel (Acts 7:38). Apart from this once all other references are to God's people in the New Covenant era. It is used in two ways: 1. As a collective term for all Christians. In this study this is referred to as ‘The Church' and ‘The Universal Church'. 2. It is used of a localized, regular gathering of Christians, ‘a church'. In this study this is used interchangeably with ‘congregation' and ‘assembly'. It never refers to a building of any sort or any man-made subsection of The Church – i.e. a denominational group. (See also the first page of the study under ‘What is the Church?' for details of one instance where ‘church' is misleadingly translated).
This word may designate a building or a place of Christian worship, the membership of a particular denomination, or all Christians considered together.
building used for religious worship (chapel, mosque, synagogue, tabernacle, temple).
place where Christians meet for worship but also the world-wide community of Christians, or a particular community of Christians
an ethical commonwealth wherein the members regard themselves as being governed by God. The visible form promotes a particular historical faith, whereas the invisible form promotes pure rational faith. A true church is a visible church that is based on the four principles of the invisible church: universality, purity, 'freedom', and unchangeableness.
comes from the Greek word ekklesia. Ekklesia is not a religious word as originally used among the Greeks. Ekklesia is a compound word meaning "ek, out of, and klesis, a calling" (W.E. Vine, vol. 1 pg. 83). The word is used in its basic, secular sense in Acts 19: 32, 39 - an assembly and, then, a lawful assembly.
(from Greek ekklesia, "summoned group"; compare "ecclesiastical") The designation traditionally used for a specifically Christian assembly or body of people, and thus also the building or location in which the assembled people meet, and by extension also the specific organized sub-group within Christianity (e.g. Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, etc.); similar to synagogue and kahal in Judaism.
A church is an association of people who share a particular belief system. The term church originally referred to a group sharing a faith based on Christianity (see: Christian Church).