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Free Church

n
(Protestantism) chiefly
a. any Protestant Church, esp the Presbyterian, other than the Established Church
b. (as modifier): Free-Church attitudes.
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They will be expected to take a lead on faith issues relating to the needs of those from free churches backgrounds and will be involved in leading and participating in Christian ecumenical Sunday services.
In 1900, due to theological disputes within the Free Kirk, 25 of the Free Churches in the city joined with United Presbyterians to become United Free.
Yarnell does not associate pacifism with free churches, but asserts that "God demanded" that the American colonies revolt "to preserve 'freedom from the domination of arbitrary power'" (199).
Dr Sentamu baptised men and women from a number of different Christian traditions, including the Anglican, Elim and Free Churches.
This collection of essays also presents Yoder's reflections on the Free Churches or Peace Churches spiritual solidarity with prophetic Judaism.
Open Bethlehem gave the passports to the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams (right), the Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Bishop Nathan Hovannisian of the Armenian Church of Great Britain and Reverend David Coffey of the Free Churches.
Staff, residents and trustees of the home, which was set up by members of the city's free churches, are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
Free churches and other evangelical Christians are descendents of the Radical Reformation.
However, already by the end of the 1930s, the Estonian Pentecostals had merged mostly with the Evangelical Christians Free Churches, and the Revivalist Free Churches had joined mainly with the Baptists.
s study deals with a number of areas that still need further critical reflection not only in Orthodox and Catholic ecclesiologies, but also in those of the Free Churches.
Important church messages of the Free Churches that function as confessions are not included, such as the "Baptist Faith and Message" of the Southern Baptist Convention, which has recently come to function as a creed or confession.