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For those of the Christian faith, the church is a gathering place for worship and community. While the Bible provides a basis for how the faith is expressed, services may vary slightly based on the denomination. A Baptist service may be quite different from a Catholic service. But each congregation shares a sense of hope, grace and fellowship. Here are some terms associated with the church and its various denominations.

  • Catholic – A member of the Roman Catholic Church, which tradition says was founded by the Apostle Peter at the bequest of Jesus Christ.
  • Lutheran – A denomination founded by Martin Luther in the 16th century, which departed from Catholic tradition in its views on certain doctrines and teachings.
  • Baptist – A Protestant faith with a strong belief in individual freedom and the separation of church and state.
  • Methodist – Founded in the 17th century, the Methodist church is characterized with active community participation, particularly in social welfare issues.
  • Presbyterian – The Presbyterian church was modeled after the traditional Calvinist churches in Europe, but is also one of the few denominations to ordain women as ministers.
  • Orthodox – A branch of the Catholic faith that separated from Roman Catholic tradition in the year 1054. It remains a dominant religion in many Slavic nations.
  • Communion – A church ritual in which parishioners are given bread and wine, symbolizing the body and blood of Christ.
  • Liturgy – The form and content of the church service.
  • Tithe – The percentage of income a church member is asked to give to their church.
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    Sage Avenue Baptist Church
    150 S Sage Ave, Mobile, AL 36606
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    (251) 479-4593
    User Review: "Good location, easy to find for our of town visitors who are looking for mid-sized church."
    Greater Works Ministries of Mobile
    31 Us Hwy 43, Saraland, AL 36571
    Greater Works Ministries of Mobile is a faith- based community apostolic church with the sole purpose “To improve the lives of individuals, though faith, family and friends”.
    (251) 232-4802
    Islamic American Center of Mobile
    6702 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
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    (251) 345-7300
    User Review: "I attended a congregation here once, but never again! I personally don't like places that advocate violence of any kind,..."
    Christ Temple Apostolic Church
    801 Virginia St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 433-2070
    Bethel A M E Church
    714 Savannah St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 438-2341
    Downtown Fellowship
    310 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 432-4357
    Christ Church Cathedral
    115 S Conception St, Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 438-1822
    Shiloh Baptist Church
    609 S Warren St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 433-7661
    Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile
    356 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 432-3529
    Aimwell Baptist Church
    500 Earle St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 433-2183
    Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile Youth Ministry
    308 S Dearborn St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 433-4138
    Delaware Street Baptist Church
    701 S Lawrence St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 438-1287
    Greater Macedonia Baptist Church
    1350 Chinquapin St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 432-6355
    Life-Line Community Church
    106 S Broad St, Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 438-3565
    Lily Baptist Church
    358 Kennedy St, Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 433-8521

    Religion has been around practically since the start of civilization. Choosing a faith is a personal and, at times, lifelong journey, with many choosing to follow one of the most popular religions in the world: Christianity. This large religion, concentrating on the beliefs detailed in the Bible, is divided into branches with distinct differences ranging from Presbyterianism to Methodism. One of the most popular branches of Christianity is Catholicism. Roman Catholics interpret the Bible to worship Jesus and his Apostles who spread his word and are the result of a split away from the Lutherans. The Baptist denomination is unique in its immersion-based baptism and its emphasis on the New Covenant, or the coming of the Messiah. The southern United States features one of the highest concentrations of Baptists along with evangelicalism and Methodists. The Methodist community recognizes Holy Communion and baptism as Sacraments, and many of its structural elements are founded from the original beliefs of Anglicanism. Presbyterianism worship stems from Calvinism and the Reformation, where the authority of God and the Scriptures is the paramount source of grace. These branches all focus on similar missions in their teachings and concentration on events such as Easter, Good Friday, and the Pentecost. Locating the fellowship right for you begins with an exploration of your own personal beliefs and life experiences. What do you hope to achieve from your faith and your congregation? Do you consider yourself a strict orthodox worshiper or something less? These questions will help pinpoint the community right for you. Consult an official in an episcopal church concerning your questions and experiment with different sects as well as churches to find one right for you. When life’s messages come in fuzzy, the presence of Christ helps to filter it and lead you down the right path.
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