Definitions

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  • n. A Christian organization that engages in social welfare and evangelism without restricting itself to a specific religious denomination.

Etymologies

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para- +‎ church

Examples

  • The New Monastic communities are not what Protestants might call parachurch organizations but are instead established as independent churches.

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  • This has important implications for our so-called parachurch ministries.

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  • And since I minister in a 'parachurch' organisation, I'm setting myself up for a fall … or a hole in the foot.

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  • You see, I'm trying to work out the value of so-called 'parachurch' organisations.

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  • Rather, the 'parachurch' must come second to the (local) church.

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  • By definition, a 'parachurch' is an organisation that works in parallel with a church.

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  • The "parachurch" (I don't like the term) at its best, is the inheritor of the New Testament model of mobile missionary bands.

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  • The great tragedy is when "parachurch" workers make disciples, but don't plant churches.

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  • The Salvation Army as a "parachurch" organization has probably done more to help all mankind than an other in the world! combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh.

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  • He calls it the "fundamentalist Christian parachurch-military-corporate-proselytizing complex," a mouthful by which he means holy warriors in contempt of the constitutional barrier between church and state.

    No God, no mantra? You'd flunk Army's 'spiritual fitness' test

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