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Why are there churches that have the name ministries and not a lable like cogic or baptist

Why are there churches that all called ministries? And why are baptist churches leaving that affiliation and changing to be call ministiries

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Asked by tinamarie1972 at 5:38 AM on Dec. 27, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I know that alot of non denominational churches are called ministries but I've never heard of baptists calling themselves ministries

    Answer by Die4Jesus at 5:51 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Ask them...

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 10:04 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • i havent seen any called ministries, but a LOT of the Baptist churches in my area have dropped the title from their signs. theres several possible reasons. one is that a lot of the churches in my area (Oklahoma) are Baptist in some way and assume they dont need that on their sign. OR they're not apart of the official Baptist church. OR while they believe the same thing as those churches they dont want potential members to assume negative things about their church b/c of the title Baptist (not claiming theres anything wrong w/ Baptist but that some ppl have preconceived ideas). i guess each church is different.

    Answer by okmanders at 11:20 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • A "ministry" is described as a "body of ministers." Some Christian denominations believe that ALL Christians are "ministers of God" because we are all charged with spreading the Gospel. It is one of the functions of the church to spread the Gospel to all the earth. The other function is to equip the members (or ministers) to go out individually.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Answer by -Eilish- at 11:58 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • i see it as a growing trend among the denominational churches to not necessarily drop the affiliation of certain denominations, but to better align themselves publicly as 'just xtian', kind of in competition (?) with the lot of non-denominational churches. if you look closely (actually ask the pastors/deacons/etc) of said churches, i think you will find they are still affiliated, and their core beliefs/mission-statements are still denominationally sound.
    the trend to non-denominational has been growing for years, and now the denoms are finally paying attention to what brings the attendees into the building. IMO, what brings people in is the body of believers themselves, and not single-policy/doctrines. of course, you will always have die-hard doctrinal members and those who find themselves with the need of such alignment. KWIM?

    Answer by dullscissors at 12:03 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Sad but religion has now become a business.Its all about the biggest ,the best,and gym's for churches??Shrinks for married couples on staff?? Its almost to the point of Clubs it seems.I can hear God pondering these.They branch out like Mcdonald's .So many false prophets these days.

    Answer by grismelda at 3:17 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

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