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denomination

1. a group having a distinctive interpretation of a religious faith and usually its own organization
2. a grade or unit in a series of designations of value, weight, measure, etc.

denomination

any subsection of the Christian Church (e.g. a former SECT, or a breakaway part of a former national church) which has become well established and has a substantial membership. Denominations are usually regarded as less dynamic than sects. As such, they are sometimes presented as the midpoint in a typology of forms of religious organization (see CHURCH-SECT TYPOLOGY).
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They are less likely to worry about denominational issues.
For these contributors, the denominational aspect of Southern Baptist life is important, although not without its troubles.
In most churches especially the denominational churches, the administration of the church are both centralized and decentralized.
I was happy to accept the whip that there was no need to further amend the measure around Welsh medium education, however I believe that we do need to give the same legal status to denominational schools across Wales.
Cheng, representative from the churches in China, in his speech "A United Christian Church without Denominational Distinctions", delivered at the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference in 1910.
In each case, the authors, and especially the editors, highlight the question of denominational identity and the necessity of conversation between sociologists and theologians.
The working group also fears ending free denominational transport will only save a maximum of pounds 450,000 a year, force Arriva to axe five bus services and hit parental choice.
In Christmas Meditations On The Twelve Holy Days: December 26--January 6 by Merry Battles (an experienced public speaker and some one who has dedicated the past twenty-six year of her life to a personal dedication to the twelve high holy days of Christmas) will help Christians of all denominational affiliations to celebrate one of truly sacred times of the year - long after most other folks think it is over.
While he makes clear that he is committed to the close communion and Biblicism of his denomination, nonetheless he worked with many denominations in the struggle for racial justice and shows how evangelical ministry triumphed over denominational legalism (my wording) while a military chaplain during the Vietnam War.
The magazine was named Best in Class for denominational general interest magazine and took prestigious first-place Awards of Excellence in a record-breaking eight other categories, including: best theme coverage, best column ("Margin Notes"), best humor piece, most personally useful article, best biblical interpretation, best cover, best illustration, and best photography.
Denominational plans or retirement plans such as 403(b)s or SEPs established by religious denominations for their clerics also offer significant opportunities.
Sunday schools, perhaps to the chagrin of denominational adherents, were remarkably similar across both regional and denominational lines.