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house church

Syllabification: house church

Definition of house church in English:

noun

A charismatic church independent of traditional denominations, especially one meeting in a private house.
Example sentences
  • The aid group describes the churches as ‘independent house churches with thousands of believers who choose not to register their Christian activities with the Communist government.’
  • In striking contrast to the large and very visible Catholic churches, house churches and unmarked church buildings mask to the casual observer the true extent of the Protestant presence here.
  • Suddenly I ran into him at a conference in his new identity as pastor for an obscure little house church in San Francisco.

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