nonchurch

nonchurch

(ˌnɒnˈtʃɜːtʃ)
adj
not associated with the Christian church
vb (tr)
to take away a church's status as a church
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Historic Whitton Primary School opened in a village barn in 1724 and is now the oldest nonchurch school in England and Wales.
It may be that the set was complete at least up to BWV 1019, Largo, by the time Bach moved to Leipzig in 1723, where he initially had little time for nonchurch music.
He is well known as a prolific biblical commentator, a pacifist Christian thinker, and an advocate of a nonchurch (mukyokai) type of Christianity (vii).
Nonchurch charities can also opt into a more detailed set of rules with explicit caps on certain forms of lobbying expenditures and more complex, although not necessarily more precise, definitions of several important terms.
Either all members of the congregation--church workers and nonchurch workers alike--should adjust their salaries down to the level of the living allowance or the church workers' salaries should be adjusted upward to the market rate.
Department of Health and Human Services to require most nonchurch employers to provide their employees with insurance that covers birth control was viewed by many as an effort by President Obama to oppress religious expression and undermine religious values in favor of his own and his supporters' secular values).
Along the way, we will examine related topics such as how to discern God's guidance in work, the community nature of calling, the calling to church versus nonchurch work, callings to the creative and redemptive work of God beyond just the workplace, the importance of how you work at whatever job you have, and the ultimate freedom that Christians enjoy in their work.
Chaplains working for nonchurch organizations who conduct worship and perform sacerdotal functions have successfully qualified as ministers.
There is a Kairos program that is designed to reach nonchurch leaders on the Rayburn compound.
Previous giving, whether to church and church-affiliated nonprofits or to nonchurch nonprofits, had no effect on the probability of giving.
In this extra, voluntary social, nonchurch, area it seems conservatives are more generous--and that religious givers excel.