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The Gathering Church is the subculture I will be observing. The church is a non-denominational Christian group. This means that we do not really fall under any specific branch of Christianity. Everything they teach is strictly from the bible. All of our beliefs are also straight out of the bible. We believe that God is God, that he is holy and sovereign. We believe in the trinity which is composed of transparent persons, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is our savior. When we pray, we always end it in Jesus Christ name. The Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant word of God in the original manuscripts. It is the final authority and the written revelation of God that consists of 66 canonized books. It is complete in itself and all the opinions, thoughts, ideas, philosophies and practices are subject to it. We also believe our salvation is a gift from God where the sinner is reconciled unto his Creator. The wages of sin is death and separation from God. It is believed that marriage is of a holy union between one man and one woman established as a covenant with God. We believe baptism to be a covenant sign of salvation. While baptism does not enable salvation nor does it complete it, it does however help you show your devotion to the Lord our savior. These beliefs are our core structure that is believed by the church community as a whole. We strive to practice these beliefs in our daily lives the best that we can. The field site for this group is 22 Kready Avenue, Millersville PA. Our group meets once a week for prayer and bible study aside from the usual Sunday sermon. We also get together every Wednesday night at members house. We each take turns opening our homes for time of fellowship and coming together of the church community. I wish to study this subculture because of my love and interest for the church. I want to see if I step outside the church community, how my views differ from those around me. I believe...
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