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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Particular Church
A particular Church, in Catholic theology and Canon law, is any of the individual constituent ecclesial communities in full communion with Rome that are part of the Catholic Church as a whole.
The Church in Persia, which in the fifth century became separated from the Church described as Orthodox or Catholic, decided at the end of that century to abolish the rule of continence and allow priests to marry, but recognized that it was abrogating an ancient tradition.
The sole functions of the Church, as a kingdom and government distinct from the civil commonwealth, are to proclaim, to administer, and to enforce the law of Christ revealed in the Scriptures.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Particular-Church   (1486 words)

 Free Church of Scotland | The Book Of Discipline - 1587
In every church where it may be conveniently be done, care is to be had that some poor scholars studious of divinity being fit for theological exercises, and especially for expounding of holy scriptures, may be the liberality of the godly rich be taught and trained up to preach.
Particular churches are to communicate one with another by common meetings and resorts.
Secondly, let the state of the churches of that resort be considered, to wit, how they are instructed and guided, whether the holy doctrine and discipline be taught and exercised in them, and whether the ministers of public charges do their duty, and such like.
www.freechurch.org /resources/confessions/discipline.htm   (4532 words)

 Overture would let departing congregations retain property - 2/23/06
The overture comes at a time of growing unrest in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and civil suits filed by presbyteries, with financial support from the denomination for their litigation costs, to stake a claim on property by congregations that voted to leave the denomination.
"Whenever property of, or held for, a particular church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ceases to be used by that church as a particular church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in accordance with this Constitution, such property shall be held, used, applied, transferred, or sold as provided by the presbytery."
The overture's key component is a proposed amendment of G-8.0601, which, if ratified, would read: "The relationship to the PCUSA of a particular church can be severed by either constitutiona1 action on the part of the presbytery (G-11.0103i), or by the vote of sixty (60) percent of the active membership of that particular church.
www.layman.org /layman/news/2006-news/overture-would-let-departing.htm   (475 words)

 PCA Book of Church Order: Chapters 1 - 10
The sole functions of the Church, as a kingdom and government distinct from the civil commonwealth, are to proclaim, to administer, and to enforce the law of Christ revealed in the Scriptures.
The Church, with its ordinances, officers and courts, is the agency which Christ has ordained for the edification and government of His people, for the propagation of the faith, and for the evangelization of the world.
Churches without teaching elders ought not to forsake the assembling of themselves together, but should be convened by the Session on the Lord's Day, and at other suitable times, for prayer, praise, the presenting and expounding of the Holy Scriptures, and exhortation, or the reading of a sermon of some approved minister.
www.pcanet.org /BCO/BCO1-10.htm   (3677 words)

 Particular Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A particular Church, in Catholic theology and Canon law, is any of the individual constituent ecclesial communities in full communion with Rome that are part of the Catholic Church as a whole.
The Holy See of Rome is seen as the central local Church, and its bishop, the Pope, is considered to be the (sole) successor of Saint Peter, the chief (or "prince") of the Apostles.
The standard form of a particular or local Church is called in the Latin Rite a diocese and in the Eastern Rites an eparchy.
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 Prospect Hill Baptist Church, Prospect Park, PA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Reverend Joseph H. Kennard of Blockly Church was the leader with Joseph Walker of Marcus Hook, moderator.
On September 22, 1842 the church was granted a charter by the Court of Delaware County and was incorporated as "The First Particular Baptist Church of the Township of Ridley".
The cornerstone for the new church was laid on August 14, 1893.
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 The ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church
At the level of an individual Church, it is in the name of the Lord that the diocesan Bishop leads the flock entrusted to him, and he does so as the proper, ordinary and immediate Pastor.
In fact, only the faithful entrusted to the pastoral care of a particular Bishop are required to accept his judgement given in the name of Christ in matters of faith and morals, and to adhere to it with a religious assent of soul.
Groupings of particular Churches are related to the Churches of which they are composed, because of the fact that those groupings are based on ties of common traditions of Christian life and because the Church is rooted in human communities united by language, culture and history.
www.womenpriests.org /church/apostol.asp   (3199 words)

 "The Church" by Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
He contrasts the Puritan concept of the church with the Catholic and Anabaptist concepts of a “pure church,” pointing out that the visible and invisible church are never in fact identical, but that this must remain the goal.
That it is the catholic church is apparent: 1.
And thus I have shewed you in twenty particulars the unity of the saints; though it is not from every one of these that they are called one church, yet all these are inseparable as to possession from the true members, and as to profession from the seeming members that are adult.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Church and Internet
The Church's interest in the Internet is a particular expression of her longstanding interest in the media of social communication.
It also provides the Church with a means for communicating with particular groups—young people and young adults, the elderly and home-bound, persons living in remote areas, the members of other religious bodies—who otherwise may be difficult to reach.
Church leaders are obliged to use "the full potential of the ‘computer age' to serve the human and transcendent vocation of every person, and thus to give glory to the Father from whom all good things come".
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=4125   (4299 words)

 Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church - Leading the Particular Church into Its Future
The church must constantly examine her beliefs and commitments, and healthy, celebrative dialogue is a sign of life and vitality.
Our shrinking planet has made it possible for churches to send their own families or young people not only to sample missionary labors in remote parts of the world, but also to be actively involved in a specific project or ministry which provides significant aid and assistance to a full-time career missionary.
Of all the churches in its presbytery, the newly organized congregation, which still remembers its experiences as a mission work, understands more of what is involved in planting a new church than do most of the others.
www.opc.org /chm/chplant/HTML/10PlantCh7.htm   (2081 words)

 Congregation for Doctrine of Faith
The of Christ>, which we profess in the Creed to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic, is the universal Church, that is, the worldwide community of the disciples of the Lord,[31] which is present and active amid the particular characteristics and the diversity of persons, groups, times and places.
The universal Church is therefore the [36] Hence it is possible to apply the concept of communion to the union existing among particular Churches and to see the universal Church as a communion of Churches.
Furthermore, the Church is manifested, , on the day of Pentecost in the community of the one hundred and twenty gathered around Mary and the twelve apostles, the representatives of the one unique Church and the founders-to-be of the local Churches, who have a mission directed to the world.
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 Presbyterian Church-Government
Of Congregational Assemblies, that is, the Meeting of the ruling Officers of a particular Congregation, for the government thereof.
Particular visible churches, members of the general church, are also held forth in the New Testament.
so Christ, who hath instituted government, and governors ecclesiastical in the church, hath furnished some in his church, beside the ministers of the word, with gifts for government, and with commission to execute the same when called thereunto, who are to join with the minister in the government of the church.
www.cliffwoodpca.com /ThePresbyterianFormofChurchGovernment.htm   (3488 words)

 Is it necessary to be a member of a particular church to be saved?
Most churches offer some form of membership, however there are those who question its premise, contending that there was no such official affiliation in the early church.
But theologians cite that without local church membership, or something on this order, both the church and the individual believer are challenged from meeting their spiritual obligations.
Church membership is a commitment to be accountable, responsible, and to be a participant rather than a spectator.
www.victorious.org /churchbook/chur11.htm   (1081 words)

 The Church of Scientology
They are also the major focus of the church's interaction with the community as they motivate members to become involved in the church's social service and community action programs.
It is the church's belief that artists can have a special role to play in utilizing their skills to elevate culture, and the church has a special role in assisting artists improve their ability to communicate with the public.
The church also moved in 1984 to unite its membership in the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) for the specific purpose of ensuring continuation in the spirit of the Creed of the Church of Scientology, which calls for equal right and religious freedom for all people.
www.americanreligion.org /books/scientology.html   (1356 words)

 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - One Church or Seven, in Rev. 2-3?
833 The phrase “particular church,” which in the first place is the diocese (or eparchy), refers to a community of the Christian faithful in communion of faith and sacraments with their bishop ordained in apostolic succession.
These Churches were part of the Catholic Church and may have been under the guidance of St. Ignatius, who was the Bishop of Syria, and the Bishop of Antioch.
Though these Churches shared in the unity of the faith doesn't mean that they were as strong in their faith as others.
www.catholic-forum.com /forums/showthread.php?t=136   (1157 words)

 Patriarchy.org: Church Issues
Christians are plainly commanded to be affiliated with a particular local congregation, coming under the oversight of a particular body of elders: "And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you.
In these verses we find a clear mandate for formal church membership of the sort that members are bound to heed the instruction and admonition of certain elders in a certain fellowship.
Notice that mere disagreement with certain teachings and practices in the church is insufficient, particularly where leniency is allowed in those areas of disagreement.
www.patriarchy.org /church/church_hopping.html   (996 words)

 Kaleo San Diego Church
We seek to think through, not simply how we grow our church but, how are we going to change a city.
In relation to God’s church (ourselves), Kaleo seeks to be a grace-renewal church.
From the clearest explanations of the infinite, to the most bizarre notions of man’s imagination to dismiss His existence, one thing is true: we all think thoughts about God, whether accurate or inaccurate.
www.kaleochurch.com   (914 words)

 HaloScan.com - Comments
Kasper argues that the diocesan, or particular, Church takes precedence over the universal Church, whereas Cardinal Ratzinger holds that the universal Church is preeminent.
If the priority of the particular church were respected, he believes, the diocesan bishop could adapt general regulations to the situation of his own flock."
But according to a summary published this week by Zenit, Dulles supports Ratzinger's insistence that the universal Church is not simply the result of the expansion of an initially local community.
www.haloscan.com /comments.php?user=chezami&comment=94745906   (365 words)

This is evidenced by the bonds between the episcopal college and its head, the successor of St. Peter, and in the relationship between the bishop's pastoral responsibility for his particular church and the common solicitude of the episcopal college for the universal Church.
Therefore, they in particular ought to have an ever-clearer consciousness not only of belonging to the Church, but of being the Church, that is to say, the community of the faithful on earth under the leadership of the Pope, the common Head, and of the bishops in communion with him.
930 Alongside the different forms of consecrated life are "societies of apostolic life whose members without religious vows pursue the particular apostolic purpose of their society, and lead a life as brothers or sisters in common according to a particular manner of life, strive for the perfection of charity through the observance of the constitutions.
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Therefore, in the assembly of the church, the men are the leaders of worship and the women are in subjection to the men.
They are declared to be the overseers (Acts 20:28) and the church is taught to obey them that have the rule (Hebrews 13:17).It should be noted that the authority of the elders does not extend beyond the local congregation.
The church that Jesus built has no earthly headquarters, and there is no body of men that rules or governs over all of the various congregations, or over any group of churches in a given geographical area.
www.gospelhour.net /2162.html   (2168 words)

 CATECHESIS/CATHECHETICS - Organizing Catechesis in the Particular Church - by Raymond L. Burke, D.D., J.C.D. - ...
The organization of catechesis in the particular Church is essential if it is to be a true manifestation of the Universal Church.
It is important that the catechesis of adults, for example at the time of the reception of the Sacraments by their children, be attentive to their possible need for a new first teaching of the faith (the new evangelization).
The Church, which has the responsibility of cate-chizing those who believe, invokes the Spirit of the Father and of the Son, begging him to give fruit-fulness and interior strength to the toil which is everywhere undertaken for the growth of the faith and the fellowship of Our Savior Jesus Christ (No. 290).
www.catholic.net /RCC/Periodicals/Faith/2001-02/burke.html   (1333 words)

 Church 2000 - The Christian Information Source
Use our databases to find a particular church (school, bookstore, etc.) you are looking for, or find every church of a particular denomination in a city.
If you see a listing for a church, ministry or business that is no longer in existence, please let us know — we appreciate your help in keeping this the best source of information available to the Church.
If your church or organization is having a special event, a concert, special speaker, meeting, etc., enter it into the free 12 month calendar.
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 Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches
The church is the Body of Christ, and from this central truth flow all the issues of life.
Our desire is to work with God’s people across the board and to see churches established and prospering as the knowledge of God covers the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Our gathering of churches is not intended as a separation from other orthodox believers who confess the name of Christ, but rather as a gathering within that broader church, in order to work together effectively for the reformation of the church and the redemption of the world.
www.crechurches.org   (283 words)

 Church of God (Anderson)
The Church of God in the United States comprises of about 2,500 congregations and approximately 300,000 persons who attend services at those congregations.
The reason the name "CHURCH OF GOD" is used for our church is because it is biblical.
One becomes a member of our church by attending our services on a regular basis and by acknowleging Jesus Christ as Saviour.
groups.msn.com /ChurchofGodAnderson   (233 words)

 Church Council and the ELCA
Report of Particular Actions of the Church Council
Report of Responses to Synodical Resolutions by the Church Council
Synodical Responses to the “Report and Recommendations from the Task Force for ELCA Studies on Sexuality”
www.elca.org /secretary/governance/ccActions.html   (317 words)

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