non·​de·​nom·​i·​na·​tion·​al | \ ˌnän-di-ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shnəl How to pronounce nondenominational (audio) , -shə-nᵊl\

Definition of nondenominational

: not restricted to a denomination : not denominational nondenominational churches/prayers

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nondenominationalism \ ˌnän-​di-​ˌnä-​mə-​ˈnā-​shə-​nə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce nondenominationalism (audio) \ noun

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The evangelical research firm surveyed 1,010 Americans who attend a Protestant or nondenominational church at least monthly. Adelle M. Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Churchgoers say gifts to charity,needy count as tithing," 12 May 2018 Bryan Meyers, a senior pastor at Grace Community Church, a nondenominational evangelical church in Chico, sees the wildfires as evidence of the fallen nature of creation. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "How faith leaders respond to tragedies like the California wildfires," 21 Nov. 2018 The celebration included elements from Hindu and Christian ceremonies, woven together by Susan Harte of Journeys of the Heart, a group of nondenominational officiants., "Philadelphia weddings: Samy Jana and Chris Nieves," 8 June 2018 The cemetery, which is nondenominational, had its first burial in 1849, said Rauhauser. Katie Park,, "Amid weeds and toppled tombstones, historic Montgomery County cemetery struggles to rebuild," 11 June 2018 The cemetery is nondenominational, and there did not appear to be a pattern to which gravestones were defaced, Brunette said. Washington Post, "Subtropical storm threatens Gulf Coast," 29 May 2018 More than 26,000 people are buried at the cemetery, which is nondenominational. Matt Stevens, New York Times, "A Cemetery Scrambles to Scrub Off More Than 200 Swastikas by Memorial Day," 27 May 2018 Into the spiritual vacuum created by their departures have come congregations, largely nondenominational, that attract different kinds of flocks comfortable with unorthodox venues. Kristin E. Holmes,, "As Philly neighborhoods gentrify, black churches lose their base and leave," 6 July 2018 The nondenominational, unaffiliated part of American Christianity is growing larger, and the statements of institutional leaders no longer reflect the whole of the church. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "Why many white evangelicals are not protesting family separations on the U.S. border," 18 June 2018

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1858, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nondenominational

: made for or used by people who belong to different religious groups : not restricted to a single denomination

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