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Non-denomination, the not denominational denomination. In the past couple of decades the rise in non-denominational churches has been increasing greatly and are said to be the second largest group of Protestants (Moore, 2011). It is said that most that break off and become apart of this fast growing belief come from a protestant upbringing. The study shows that more people are determining on where to worship by how they like the nursery, if the worship music is good, is it close to home, rather than I am a Catholic I need to go to a Catholic Church. As of 2010, four percent of Americans fall into this non-denominational group (Thumma, 2010). As you probably guessed, non-denominational churches are churches that don’t align themselves under a denomination. To break that down even further they basically depending on themselves for everything, they do not have to answer to the higher up of a main denomination for what they decide to do. Non-denominational churches focus more on change (in a good healthy way) rather than tradition like other denominations (Yeakley, 2013). It is thought of as a freedom from traditional religion as we know it. As it continues to grow it is forming into its on denomination as the title suggests. Though not a denominations like Catholicism or Presbyterians more of new way to attend church, the way you want to, be as involved or not involved, and love God how you see fit. The United States is a fast pace country to live in and as we have less and less time each day this new way of worship is being created for those who want to worship in a less traditional sort of way.
I decided to attend a non-denominational church to see what the new hype is all about. I was raised in and out of the Catholic Church as a child. Now as an adult I regularly attend a United Methodist Church. I got the idea to attend this sort of church, because a lot of my
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