How is Your Church Doing?

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If your church ceased to exist, would your community be impacted?

Think about it, does your church do ANYthing for its community?

Does it open up its door to its food or clothing pantry?

Does it host community bible studies or summer bible camps?

Does it participate  in any community outreach programs?

What ministries does it support?

How Evangelical is your church?

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Definition of EVANGELICAL

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1
: of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Christian gospel especially as it is presented in the four Gospels
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3
: emphasizing salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ through personal conversion, the authority of Scripture, and the importance of preaching as contrasted with ritual
4
capitalized : of or relating to the Evangelical Church in Germany

often capitalized : of, adhering to, or marked by fundamentalism : fundamentalist

often capitalized : low church

5
: marked by militant or crusading zeal : evangelistic <the evangelical ardor of the movement’s leaders — Amos Vogel>
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from here

e·van·gel·i·cal

[ee-van-jel-i-kuhl, ev-uhn-]  Show IPA

adjective

1.

Also, e·van·gel·ic. pertaining to or in keeping with the gospel and its teachings.
2.

belonging to or designating the Christian churches that emphasize the teachings and authority of the Scriptures, especially of the new testament,in opposition to the institutional authority of the church itself, and that stresses as paramount the tenet that salvation is achieved by personal conversion to faith in the atonement of Christ.
3.

designating Christians, especially of the late 1970s, eschewing the designation of fundamentalist but holding to a conservative in interpretation of the Bible.
4.

pertaining to certain movements in the Protestant churches in the 18th and 19th centuries that stressed the importance of personal experience of guilt for sin, and of reconciliation to God through Christ.
5.

marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause.

 

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