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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, began in 1991 as an assembly of Baptist Christians and churches dedicated to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. The 1,800 churches that currently make up the Fellowship are committed to Baptist principles and their purpose is to "serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission." The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is especially active in global missions and helping neglected people. To learn more, visit http://www.thefellowship.info.
The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ. Exploring this section may answer some of your questions - or raise additional ones! Visit a church, or three, to find out more. The best way to learn about The Episcopal Church is to become a part of it. Come and Grow! For more information, please go to The Episcopal Church Visitors Center at: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/visitors.htm
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America resulted from a union of three North American Lutheran church bodies: The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and the Lutheran Church in America. The church began operations on January 1, 1988. The ELCA meets in assembly every two years; at its 2001 Churchwide Assembly it elected its third bishop, The Rev. Mark S. Hanson. The ELCA has more than 5 million baptized members and 2.5 million communing and contributing members in 10,851 congregations, with 17,651 clergy. There are 8 ELCA seminaries and one deaconess community, and 28 ELCA affiliated colleges and universities in America. Visit http://www.elca.org for more information.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has approximately 2.5 million members, 11,200 congregations, and 21,000 ordained ministers. Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Presbyterians are distinctive in two major ways: they adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which has its national offices in Louisville, Ky., was formed in 1983 as a result of reunion between the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS), the so-called "southern branch," and the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA), the so-called "northern branch." Visit http://www.pcusa.org for more information.
The United Church of Christ joined us in July 2002. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a non-hierarchical church of 1.4 million members, and all called to ministry by baptism. Its 6,000 congregations have the freedom and indeed the constitutional call to organize their own life and ministry under the guidance of Christ, the sole head of the church; The UCC tends to be a progressive denomination that balances congregational autonomy with shared commitment to the unity of the Church within the denomination and beyond. While preserving relevant portions of heritage and history dating back to the 16th century, the UCC and its forebears have proven themselves to be unafraid to move forward, tying faith to social justice and shaping cutting edge theology and service to an ever-changing world. It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation and community to make faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression and in purity of heart before God. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. For more information, visit http://www.stillspeaking.com.
United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church has as its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ. The local church is the context for hearing the Word of God and for receiving the Sacraments. Groups of local churches work together as a district and are supervised by a clergy superintendent. These districts are part of an annual conference, the basic unit of the denomination. Conferences in the United States are grouped into five geographic jurisdictions. The United Methodist Church was created in 1968 by the merging of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Theological traditions steeped in the Protestant Reformation and Wesleyanism, similar ecclesiastical structures, and relationships that dated back almost two hundred years facilitated the union. Visit http://www.umcom.org for more information.