Affiliated with a denomination? Better list than appearing to hide it

Your church Statement of Beliefs is not only for the theologically minded, but also for those who move from another church or town. A Methodist church in Iowa might not have the same beliefs as one in South Carolina—just as a Baptist church in Texas might not have the same beliefs as one in New Hampshire. And with the proliferation of non-denominational churches, and those with indiscernible denomination affiliation names (e.g. First Community Church), a statement of beliefs helps clarify that for guests. Also, if you are affiliated with a denomination, it’s better to list it than to give the appearance you are trying to hide it.

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5 Responses to Affiliated with a denomination? Better list than appearing to hide it

  1. Troy Day September 25, 2017 at 4:48 am #

    I think this one is a study about their signs Jim Price

  2. Troy Day July 17, 2018 at 8:37 am #

    Yeah dont know about this one The ARC churches are making progress with their church growth program though

  3. Scotty Searan July 17, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

    The ARC churches seem to have questionable teachings
    They seem to be seeker friendly

  4. Troy Day July 18, 2018 at 5:22 am #

    What are those questionable teaching? I havent heard of none Peter Vandever may know more Like Hillsong developed a know how for songs and drawing a crowd the ARC has a know how on church growth that has been marketed around pretty well nowadays BUT whatever happened to the
    – Kansas big 4 pro
    – Twincity revival
    – 24toDouble
    – the Dream center growing with dreamers and migrants
    nothing…

  5. Jim Price July 8, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

    One might find that ever few minutes a small business closes. Why? Because the dynamics of today’s business world works against smallness. These same cultural forces work against smallness in church life. People today want to do things that improve their image. Their cars, houses and clothes reflect that. The clubs they belong to as well as the churches they belong to is calculated to enhance them socially. Ministers they identify with must carry at least as much prestige and social acceptance as they personally aspire to. So the small church pastor needs to find his USP ( unique selling position ) and keep reminding the people of these special benefits.

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