“Is a home church a true biblical church?”……Churches in the New Testament era were indeed small assemblies that met in homes (Acts 2:4620:20). So the practice is certainly biblically allowable. There also seem to be some good reasons to have house churches as opposed to large gatherings: greater intimacy, stronger relationships, more comfortable worship, single […]

Baptists …Baptists are the largest of the Free Church denominations and are characterized by adult baptism and encouraging religious freedom and separation of church and state. Who are the Baptists? What do Baptists believe? What is the difference betweenSouthern Baptists, American Baptists, and First Baptists? These are some of the common questions people have about […]

Anglicanism and Episcopalianism …Anglicanism is characterized by a via media (middle way) between Catholicism and Protestantism. The Anglican Communion is an organization of autonomous national churches connected with the Church of England, which has its roots in the 16th century Reformation. Anglicanism or Episcopalianism is the general form of doctrine, worship and structure based on […]

A Brief History of Christian Denominations For the first thousand years of Christian history, there were no “denominations” within the Christian church as there are today. Various offshoot groups certainly existed, but they were considered “heresies” and not part of the Christian church. Most were small and, until the 16th century, were never very influential. […]

“What is the Acts 29 Network?”……Answer: The Acts 29 Network is an association of churches with a united mission and goal of planting churches across the United States and the rest of the world. A lot can be learned from looking at a church’s mission statement, or statement of vision, and also the doctrine and […]

“Who are the Amish, and what are their beliefs?”……Answer: The Amish are a group of people who follow the teachings of Jacob Ammann, a seventeenth century citizen of Switzerland. It is a Protestant denomination, closely related to the Mennonites. The Amish, most of whom live in the United States, follow simple customs and refuse to […]

The three main branches of Christianity are Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant (some would add Anglican as a fourth). Most of the denominations that exist today developed in the 500 years since the Protestant Reformation and fall under the “Protestant” branch. This section provides information on some of the major denominations that exist today, along with […]