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  • adjective Not of or pertaining to a church.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ church

Examples

  • The effort, part of a grander scheme known as "Rethink Church," uses "nonchurch language" and "positive land mines" to attract young people by inviting them to look at the faith with fresh eyes, Einstein writes in a forthcoming essay, "The Evolution of Religious Branding."

    Faiths Ad Campaigns Chase After The Great 'I Am'

  • The effort, part of a grander scheme known as "Rethink Church," uses "nonchurch language" and "positive land mines" to attract young people by inviting them to look at the faith with fresh eyes, Einstein writes in a forthcoming essay, "The Evolution of Religious Branding."

    Faiths Ad Campaigns Chase After The Great 'I Am'

  • The effort, part of a grander scheme known as "Rethink Church," uses "nonchurch language" and "positive land mines" to attract young people by inviting them to look at the faith with fresh eyes, Einstein writes in a forthcoming essay, "The Evolution of Religious Branding."

    Faiths Ad Campaigns Chase After The Great 'I Am'

  • The effort, part of a grander scheme known as "Rethink Church," uses "nonchurch language" and "positive land mines" to attract young people by inviting them to look at the faith with fresh eyes, Einstein writes in a forthcoming essay, "The Evolution of Religious Branding."

    Faiths Ad Campaigns Chase After The Great 'I Am'

  • Though the amendment was limited to pensions established by church pension boards, the IRS later began to allow pensions of nonchurch employers to be treated as church plans if they added a few individuals associated with a religious organization to the benefits committees.

    IRS Nears Action on Church Pensions

  • As a nonchurch-goer, I think of myself as spiritual, not religious, and of Jesus, Buddha, etc., as spiritual philosophers who taught people to focus attention inwardly, toward the inner self rather than the material world; to love each other as ourselves, to choose compassion over fear, and take action to help others.

    Firedoglake » Chocolate Eggs, Faith and the Democratic Party

  • Every year hundreds of millions of dollars are donated to nonchurch ministries; and as a result, what is built is something independent and separate from the church.

    The God of Yes

  • Charles Dederich and other Synanon officers were under investigation for allegedly diverting $300,000 in solicited monies to nonchurch activities.

    Prime Time Preachers: The Rising Power of Televangelism; with an Introduction by T George Harris

  • "At other places, all they want to do is drink beer," said Matt, referring to nonchurch arenas.

    AugustaChronicle.com: Top News and Blogs

  • People in my church -- their nonchurch friends know they're UU.

    uuworld.org: latest stories

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