a community of believers characterized by love and unity, and committed to worshipping God and making disciples through evangelism, education, encouragement, and empowerment of believers for ministry and service
a voluntary community of Christians of Evangelic confession, structurally it is a component of the United Christian Evangelic Church of the Living God, it is administratively independent of any religious organizations but can cooperate with them
This term refers to all the members of the Roman Catholic Church gathered in communion with their bishop in each diocese throughout the world. All the local churches together make up the universal church.
A congregation of persons who have joined together as Christians and as United Methodists to carry forward the message of Christ and to witness to and serve the world. It is the fellowship of persons who have professed their belief in Christ, have been baptized and have taken the vows of membership of The United Methodist Church. Congregations are organized and chartered by annual conferences.