|LIST OF DENOMINATIONS|
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|Anabaptist||A member of a radical movement of the 16th-century Reformation that viewed baptism solely as an external witness to a believer's conscious profession of faith, rejected infant baptism, and believed in the separation of church from state, in the shunning of nonbelievers, and in simplicity of life.|
|Assemblies of God||As a result of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the turn of the 20th century, thousands of Christians were impacted by the power of Godís Spirit and the Pentecostal Church was ignited. A number of Pentecostal networks were established between 1912 and 1920.|
In Birmingham in 1924 the British Assemblies of God came into being. From those early days, leaders and churches worked for the expansion of the Kingdom of God.
Our early leaders gave the wider Church much of its teaching on Pentecostal doctrine through writing books and travelling. Donald Gee and Howard Carter were two who travelled the world to tell people about the new understanding of the Holy Spiritís activity in the Church.
The Movement grew and many different departments were added to its ministry, reflecting our desire to plant churches and assist the growth of our people in the things of God. Today Assemblies of God has over 1,000 leaders and more than 600 churches with many specialised departments ministering at home and abroad, making us one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in our country.
Source AOG web site
|Baptist||Baptist churches are often regarded as an Evangelical Protestant denomination. Baptists emphasize a believer's baptism by full immersion, which is performed after a profession of faith in Jesus as Lord and Saviour. A congregational governance system gives autonomy to individual local Baptist churches, which are sometimes associated in organizations such as the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches or the Southern Baptist Convention. In the late 1990s, there were about 43 million Baptists worldwide, 33 million of them living in the United States.|
Other large populations of Baptists exist in Africa, especially in Nigeria (called the Nigerian Baptist Convention), in Ghana (called the Ghana Baptist Convention), and in Sierra Leone (called the Sierra Leone Baptist Convention).
The Baptist Union of Great Britain is a focus for British Congregations.
|Christian Science||Christian Science, as discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, refers to the universal, practical system of spiritual, prayer-based healing, available and accessible to everyone.|
|Mormon||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.|
Mormon is the name of the prophet in The Book of Mormon after whom the book is named. According to the book's title page and the account of Joseph Smith, Jr. (who claimed to be the book's translator), Mormon was the prophet-historian who engraved the book on Golden Plates. Most Latter Day Saints believe that Mormon was an actual Nephite prophet who lived in the Americas circa 400 AD. Non-Mormon scholars, as well as some churches that follow the Latter Day Saint movement, particularly within the Community of Christ, consider Mormon to be a fictional character.
The Book of Mormon reports that Mormon was instructed by the prophet Ammaron where to find the records that had been passed down from their ancestors. It also claims that Mormon later abridged the near-millennium-long history of his ancestors, a more ancient people, and additional revelations into the Book of Mormon. The divisions of Mormon attributed to the prophet are the Words of Mormon and the first seven chapters of the larger book. Mormon eventually passed all of the records on to his son Moroni.
|Congregational||Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.|
|Unitarian||Historic Unitarianism believed in the oneness of God as opposed to traditional Christian belief in the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Historic Unitarians believed in the moral authority, but not the deity, of Jesus. Unitarians are characterized by some as being identified through history as free thinkers and dissenters, evolving their beliefs in the direction of rationalism and humanism.|
Throughout the world, many Unitarian congregations and associations belong to the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists. Today, most Unitarian Universalists do not consider themselves Christians, even if they share some beliefs quite similar to those of mainstream Christians
|United Reformed||Includes Congregational|
|Methodist||Includes Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist|