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This is a nice group, it's always nice to see other Christians that enjoy anime! :)

Anyway, I'm a Catholic Christian.
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I'm a... Christian.

I'm new to all this, I don't understand all the denomination thing. To be honest, I don't think it matters. But I'm just a noob...
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CarinaHarumi wrote:

I'm a... Christian.

I'm new to all this, I don't understand all the denomination thing. To be honest, I don't think it matters. But I'm just a noob...

I posted this thread more out of curiosity than anything else. To see who our Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc brothers & sisters in Christ were here.

Basically, I'm asking what kind of church do you go to. The denomination would be the sub-division of church you belong to. There are three major divisions in the Church - Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. Under the Protestant umbrella there are a number of other sub-divisions such as Baptist (which has it's own sub-divisions), Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterians, Episcopalians/Anglicans, etc.
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mdmrn wrote:


CarinaHarumi wrote:

I'm a... Christian.

I'm new to all this, I don't understand all the denomination thing. To be honest, I don't think it matters. But I'm just a noob...

I posted this thread more out of curiosity than anything else. To see who our Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc brothers & sisters in Christ were here.

Basically, I'm asking what kind of church do you go to. The denomination would be the sub-division of church you belong to. There are three major divisions in the Church - Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. Under the Protestant umbrella there are a number of other sub-divisions such as Baptist (which has it's own sub-divisions), Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterians, Episcopalians/Anglicans, etc.


I don't go to church my husband and I study the Bible at home and every now and then we attend a younger marrieds Bible study group. It's mostly our closest friends, they are split between two churches in town, a Pentecostal one and a Mennonite one (found this info on Google :P). Does that count? My husband himself attended a lot of different churches; he probably went to all of the ones there were back in his home town.
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Posted 5/29/15

CarinaHarumi wrote:
I don't go to church my husband and I study the Bible at home and every now and then we attend a younger marrieds Bible study group. It's mostly our closest friends, they are split between two churches in town, a Pentecostal one and a Mennonite one (found this info on Google :P). Does that count? My husband himself attended a lot of different churches; he probably went to all of the ones there were back in his home town.

I would recommend finding a home church. It's good to have a home church. It helps build a support network of other Christians who can help you in times of need, are praying for you, care about your spiritual well being, and provide you with discipleship and a message on a regular basis. Also, as a married parent - having a place with a Sunday School program has been great as the spiritual gifts of some of the members of the church for teaching our children more of the Word has been great.

I attend a Southern Baptist Church, but I'm not saying that's what you need to attend. Attending church is important, in my opinion, for spiritual growth. I'd recommend checking into one of the churches your younger married friends attends and maybe going with them. A Pentecostal and Mennonite church will give you very different experiences, I'd imagine, so it'll be interesting to see what you think of the two of them!
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mdmrn I would recommend finding a home church. It's good to have a home church. It helps build a support network of other Christians who can help you in times of need, are praying for you, care about your spiritual well being, and provide you with discipleship and a message on a regular basis. Also, as a married parent - having a place with a Sunday School program has been great as the spiritual gifts of some of the members of the church for teaching our children more of the Word has been great.

I attend a Southern Baptist Church, but I'm not saying that's what you need to attend. Attending church is important, in my opinion, for spiritual growth. I'd recommend checking into one of the churches your younger married friends attends and maybe going with them. A Pentecostal and Mennonite church will give you very different experiences, I'd imagine, so it'll be interesting to see what you think of the two of them!


So it's like a club we've been to the Pentecostal one a few times now. Unfortunately, it wasn't that great... my husband found that the message the pastor was giving was shallow. I didn't mind, but I trust his opinion of it. Besides, I need him to drive me around since I can't. Also, we're not very social. When we go to church, it's to hear the message; networking is a consequence. So without a good message we kind of gave up on it. Recently though they changed the pastor and everyone is saying he's awesome. We've just been lazy to go
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CarinaHarumi wrote:
So it's like a club we've been to the Pentecostal one a few times now. Unfortunately, it wasn't that great... my husband found that the message the pastor was giving was shallow. I didn't mind, but I trust his opinion of it. Besides, I need him to drive me around since I can't. Also, we're not very social. When we go to church, it's to hear the message; networking is a consequence. So without a good message we kind of gave up on it. Recently though they changed the pastor and everyone is saying he's awesome. We've just been lazy to go :P

The church is supposed to be like a family as Paul describes in his letters. That's what it's supposed to be and I definitely feel that way at my home church. I get not going back if the message didn't seem right or seemed shallow in it's message. There are churches I chose not to attend for that very reason. I'm generally an introvert, but I feel very comfortable at my church. I've also preached there a number of times when our current Pastor was out of town (just did this past Sunday on Psalm 22).

The local church just provides a great place and set of resources for believers. If it's a bigger church, they generally have a number of small groups and Sunday School classes which help provide more spiritual growth. Plus, the message on Sunday morning. Also, having a good Pastor to be able to turn to for guidance AND church elders/deacons, is helpful.
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Hello everyone, I just stumbled across this group and decided to join.

It's fun seeing where people come from. I'm Catholic myself. I like mass in vernacular
but I don't mind having Latin songs every now and then as it is part of our tradition.

As an active member of my parish I recommend everyone to find a home church!

Although I wouldn't let it all depend on the pastor. God's ground staff can be disappointing
at times but we go to church to meet Him and express our thanks (well that's what the Eucharist, also known as mass, is all about anyway so I guess that's a very catholic point of view ).
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Suhkitty wrote:

Hello everyone, I just stumbled across this group and decided to join.

It's fun seeing where people come from. I'm Catholic myself. I like mass in vernacular
but I don't mind having Latin songs every now and then as it is part of our tradition.

As an active member of my parish I recommend everyone to find a home church!

Although I wouldn't let it all depend on the pastor. God's ground staff can be disappointing
at times but we go to church to meet Him and express our thanks (well that's what the Eucharist, also known as mass, is all about anyway so I guess that's a very catholic point of view ).

Welcome aboard!

We do have some other brothers & sisters in Christ here of the Catholic persuasion. Nice to meet you
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I'm non-denominational. I mainly lean toward progressive Christianity (with a sprinkle of Deistic thought here and there), but that's not a denomination in and of itself.
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My parents were "Jehovah's Witness" which in particular I hated and was harmful to my life, since I was a kid I lived with the fear that God would obliterate me. the Lord is our savior, not the way Armageddon will happen. When I turned 18, I moved out and almost immediately prayed about how to deal with this false view on Christianity. Found "Hillsboro Vinyard Church" or as it's called now "Hope Vinyard" and learned God does not want to kill me, but rather he simply wants me to love him. My parents shun me to this day but least I know God loves me now. Heck when I prayed about how I was lonely and didn't have friends (cause again, everyone I used to know shuns on me for practicing another type of Christianity) I got blessed with two of the best roommates I could ever have during college (Mika Amane, and Sasaki Nadeshiko) we actually soon plan to even make a youtube channel together now.

God has brought me out of the darkness I used to be trapped in. And now I can live life happily.
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IkusaTakuma wrote:

My parents were "Jehovah's Witness" which in particular I hated and was harmful to my life, since I was a kid I lived with the fear that God would obliterate me. the Lord is our savior, not the way Armageddon will happen. When I turned 18, I moved out and almost immediately prayed about how to deal with this false view on Christianity. Found "Hillsboro Vinyard Church" or as it's called now "Hope Vinyard" and learned God does not want to kill me, but rather he simply wants me to love him. My parents shun me to this day but least I know God loves me now. Heck when I prayed about how I was lonely and didn't have friends (cause again, everyone I used to know shuns on me for practicing another type of Christianity) I got blessed with two of the best roommates I could ever have during college (Mika Amane, and Sasaki Nadeshiko) we actually soon plan to even make a youtube channel together now.

God has brought me out of the darkness I used to be trapped in. And now I can live life happily.

That's a wonderful story of the Lord bringing you out of darkness. Thank you for sharing that!

Praying the Lord continues to bless & comfort you.
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Hey everybody, new to the forums but not to CR. It's cool that there's a group of Christians on here, and I look forward to get to knowing some of you. I am non-denominational, and am thankful every day for God's grace.
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Lutheran. But all are welcome. When I found Christ, I found happiness.
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