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  Congregational church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As such, the Congregationalists were a reciprocal influence on the Baptists, differing from them in that they counted the children of believers in some sense members of the church unlike the Baptists, because of baptism.
Congregationalists include the Pilgrims of Plymouth and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which were organized in union by the Cambridge Platform in 1648.
Thus, the Congregationalist churches were at the same time the first example of the American theocratic ideal and also the seed-bed from which American liberal religion and society arose.
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 The Congregationalists
Although Congregationalists were important in the heady, turbulent days of the mid-seventeenth century -- claiming no less an adherent than the Protector, Oliver Cromwell himself -- the largest body at that time of what would become known in the Victorian period as "Old Dissent" was the Presbyterians.
The Congregationalists and the Baptists, however, filled their sails with the new wind of the Spirit that came with the Evangelical Revival, and grew dramatically.
One example of the way that Congregationalists were at the forefront of the advance of Dissenters in Victorian society is that they were the first denomination outside the church establishment to found an Oxbridge college (Mansfield College, Oxford, founded in 1886).
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 Congregationalist Church - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As such, the Congregationalists were important predecessors to the Baptists, differing from them in that they counted the children of believers in some sense members of the church unlike the Baptists, because of baptism (see Half-way covenant[?]).
Congregationalists that settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, had John Cotton[?] as their most influential leader beginning in 1633.
The history of Congregationalist churches in the United States is closely intertwined with that of the Presbyterian church, especially in New England where Congregationalist influence spilled over into the Presbyterian church.
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 Congregationalism -> History of the Movement on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congregationalists have been active in ecumenical activities, and in 1972 most British Congregationalists and Presbyterians merged to form the United Reform Church.
Congregationalists took a leading part in the Great Awakening that, in New England, was started in 1734 by the preaching of Jonathan Edwards.
A move to unite the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church was approved by the councils of the two denominations in 1957, forming the United Church of Christ.
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 Utah History Encyclopedia
In 1890 the Congregationalists sold Independence Hall for $50,000, bought a lot at the corner of First South and Fourth East, and built a church that was 70 by 120 feet for about $40,000.
Southeast of Salt Lake City in Holladay, the first Protestant church in the area was formed by Congregationalist minister Macon Cowles in 1953 and is known as the Holladay Community Church (United Church of Christ).
Being free churches, not all Congregationalists agreed with this ecumenism.
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 BTS News
Congregationalists became a part, a very significant part to be sure, of the region’s religious ecology, but their prominence was more a matter of tradition than of wealth or membership.
Congregationalists established settlement houses that brought college and seminary students into direct contact with immigrant and workers communities, and they were enthusiastic supporters of the YMCA and its various programs, including English and literacy classes.
Conservative Congregationalists, such as Dwight L. Moody, were among the architects of the Jewish mission in the 1880s and 1890s, and they tended to understand the Jews in terms of the popular dispensational interpretation of prophecy that saw the conversion and return of the Jews as part of the Biblical promise.
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 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congregationalists also played an important part in the establishing of one of the earliest Missionary bodies in 1795.
Congregationalists also understand the word "church" to be used in scripture to describe the whole body of believers throughout the world and throughout time - “the body of Christ”.
Congregationalists do not feel that the word “church” should be used to define a denomination or association of churches.
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 Congregational church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first colleges and universities in America, including Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Williams, Bowdoin, Middlebury, and Amherst, all were founded by the Congregationalists.
In 1957, The Congregationalists in the U.S. merged with the to form the United Church of Christ.
Some local churches did not follow the 1957 UCC merger and continue today as the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (http://www.naccc.org) or as members of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (http://www.ccccusa.org/).
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 Boston.com / News / Local / An uneasy communion
He was also tapping into the idea that has inspired ministers at hundreds of Congregationalist and Presbyterian churches around the country to open their doors to Pentecostal groups: that sharing with the livelier denomination might rejuvenate his aging and dwindling flock.
The Congregationalists are mostly elderly; forming the core are descendants of immigrants from Europe who settled in the area over a century ago, although in recent years new people from Jamaica, Trinidad, and India have joined their group of about 25 worshipers.
But Orozco said she also saw other Congregationalists look at the Pentecostalists in wonderment for a moment before they themselves were swept by the music and began to clap and sing.
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 The Congregationalists
Baptists also practice this form of church government, but they are not referred to under the term Congregationalists (or its synonym Independents).
Congregationalists are those who practice this form of polity while also maintaining the practice of infant baptism.
The Quakers were kept small by their exacting rules, notably their insistence that members who married non-Quakers be expelled.
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 Congregationalists by Rumble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congregationalist ministers occupied a large proportion of the parish churches, and the Church of England as by Law established seemed doomed.
Congregationalists, therefore, are tending to modify their principles of "democracy" and "individualism" in religion, and to secure more uniformity by setting up central organizations, stopping short of granting actual authority to denominational headquarters.
Other Congregationalists have followed his example, and have found for themselves the certainty, the profound devotional experience, and the new inspiration to the highest ideals of Christian living, which the Catholic Faith enkindles within the souls of all who have received the grace to make it part of their lives.
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 Congregational Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congregationalists stand in the reformed tradition of the church and would emphasise that the scriptures are the final authority for ordering faith and practise.
Congregationalists believe in the autonomy of each local church and in the responsibility of its members to corporately discern the will of God in all matters relating to the life of the local church.
Congregationalists believe that state and church should be separate.
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County and district associations or unions of churches were established in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in response to the need for evangelism.
Many Congregationalists condemned the magazine as simply a means of promoting the cause of a national union, and thus inpinging on the independence of the local church.
But Congregationalists were declining as a percentage of the overall population.
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 Congregationalists Definition / Congregationalists Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governanceCongregationalist chuch governance, often known as congregationalism, is a system of church governance in which every local congregation is independent.
The Anabaptist movement, Pentecostals, Baptists, and the Congregationalist churches are organized according to it.
Congregationalists is a Regional Association of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.
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 Congregational church biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation indepedently and autonomously runs its own affairs.
In Great Britain, the early congregationalists were called separatists or independents, and some congregationalists there still call themselves "Independents".
Congregationalists include the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which were organized in union by the Cambridge Platform in 1648.
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In England during the 1630's and 1640' s Congregationalists and Baptists of Calvinistic persuasion emerged from the Church of England.
The infamous Clarendon code was adopted in the 1660's to crush all dissent from the official religion Of the state.
Congregationalists adopted virtually the same articles of faith in the Savoy confession of 1658.
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 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
County associations of Congregationalists were begun, culminating in the formation of a Congregational Union for England and Wales.
Congregationalists, Presbyterians and the Churches of Christ were also involved in forming the Evangelical Alliance, out of which grew the modern ecumenical movement.
In the twentieth century various attempts were made to bring Presbyterians and Congregationalists in England into a single denomination, but this was not achieved until 1972, when a minority of Congregationalists still felt it right to stay apart.
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 Business Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some Congregational churches trace their descent from the original Congregational Church, a family of Protestant denominations formed on a theory of union published by Robert Brown in 1592 and arising from the Nonconformist religious movement in England during the Puritan reformation.
In 1957, The Congregationalists in the U.S. merged with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ.
Some local churches did not follow the 1957 UCC merger and continue today as the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (http://www.naccc.org).
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 Modupe G. Labode, "A Native Knows a Native"
Black Congregationalists, however, were often bitterly disappointed by the condescending attitude of white colleagues and by the bigotry, racial segregation, and racism within the church.
For African American Congregationalists, the Galangue project provided a congenial sphere in which they could act on their religious fervor and commitment to the African continent.
The project's progress was delayed until the ABCFM found a suitable location in southern Africa, where the Congregationalists conducted their mission work.
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 Congregationalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is from this latter stream of Puritan Separatists that both the Congregationalists and Baptists emerged.
Aside from a few details regarding church government, this document is similar to the "Westminster Confession of Faith" written by a variety of clergy and adopted by the Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1649.
The key difference was that while the Presbyterians desired a uniform doctrine and practice which could be enforced and protected by civil powers, the Congregationalists asserted the autonomy of the local congregation.
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Congregationalists seek democratic life and organization, simplicity and vitality of faith, intellectual freedom to follow the dictates of conscience enlightened by the Holy Spirit, educational quality, evangelistic purpose, missionary zeal, social passion, nonsectarian fellowship, and unselfish devotion to the kingdom of God.
Congregationalists believe in a free church, one unfettered by established creeds and outside control, under the sole authority and leadership of Jesus Christ represented by the Holy Spirit.
Congregationalists sailed to America in the Mayflower as the Church of the Pilgrims.
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 SESSION 8: BAPTISTS IN AMERICA TO THE 1840S   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In America they became known as Congregationalists because they centered church government in the local church rather than in synods and assemblies like the Presbyterian Puritans.
The important fact for our story is that the Congregationalists eventually established state churches in all of the New England colonies except one.
American Baptist concern for foreign missions dates from 1806, when some mission-minded Congregationalist college students in New England took refuge from a thunderstorm under the eaves of a haystack near their campus.
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 The Congregational Way
The Congregationalists of early New England took seriously their resolve both to purify the church and to transform the whole of society to reflect the model set forth in scripture.
New approaches to religion generated by both the Great Awakening and the rational theology of the Enlightenment were advanced by Congregationalists, who in the early nineteenth century reevaluated Calvinist doctrine to adapt it to the concerns of the modern world in the New Divinity theology of New England.
Likewise, attention was focused upon the education of women, for whom Congregationalists founded institutions like Wellesley and Smith Colleges to provide schooling equal to that offered men at Harvard and Yale, while in the South, Congregationalists founded schools and colleges for newly emancipated African-Americans.
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Famous Congregationalists at this time included people such as Isaac Watts, the hymn writer and educationalist, whose hymns are still sung across the English speaking world to this day.
The Evangelical Revival gave the Congregationalists a sense of their responsibility for evangalisation.
The Society's object was to send abroad, "the glorious gospel of the blessed God", converts being left "to assume for themselves such form of church government as shall appear most agreeable to the Word of God".
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 Mayflower Descendents of Degory Priest
Congregationalists in particular were concerned to put into practice the Reformation doctrine of the priesthood of all believers.
Congregationalists believed that the foundation of the church was God's Spirit, not man nor the state.
The Congregationalists remained a religious minority in England; by the early 20th Century they had forged a strong tie with the Liberal Party and the Liberal victory of 1906 is generally seen as the peak of Congregationalist influence in English society and politics.
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