Would you consider your church being a member of either of these groups?
American Council of Churches
National Council of Churches
Open for discusion
Nope, I'm a Baptist. The first link has a bunch of guys calling themselves Reverend ( This board has a few as well) Anyone who has the need to make another call him Reverend......
The second one is for church of Christ.
As a Baptist I don't understand why someone would need to join one of these.
Is there an echo in here?
I've never heard of of some of the microdenominations that are the nine 'constituent members' the first outfit nowadays:
Appalachian Independent Minister’s Fellowship, Faith Presbytery Bible Presbyterian Church, Association of Ministers of the Reformed Faith, The Evangelical Methodist Church, Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches, Free Presbyterian Church of North America, Fundamental Methodist Church, Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America, Independent Churches Affiliated
National Council of Churches:
"member communions...include more than 45 million people in over 100,000 congregations in the United States"
African Methodist Episcopal Church, The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Alliance of Baptists, American Baptist Churches in the USA, Armenian Church of America Eastern and Western Dioceses, Assyrian Church of the East, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Church of the Brethren, Community of Christ, Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, Ecumenical Catholic Communion, The Episcopal Church (USA), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Hungarian Reformed Church in America, International Council of Community Churches, Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese, Mar Thoma Church, Moravian Church in America, Northern and Southern Provinces, National Baptist Convention of America Inc., National Baptist Convention USA Inc., National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, Orthodox Church in America, Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA, Polish National Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., Reformed Church in America, Religious Society of Friends Friends United Meeting, Religious Society of Friends Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, The Swedenborgian Church of North America, Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, Archdiocese of the Eastern United States, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, United Church of Christ, The United Methodist Church
According to Wiki - The ACC :
membership is specifically denied to those who have affiliations with
the World Council of Churches (WCC) or any of its affiliates, such as the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.(NCC), the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) or any of its affiliates, such as the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), the modern Charismatic Movement, or the Ecumenical Movement...
I am surprised that the NEA is listed in the "Black list" for the ACC
I would say - wiki needs to be updated
The ACC* states the Executive Director : Pastor Dan Greenfield founded the Orwell Bible Church in Orwell, Ohio in 2005. A graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (1993) and Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (2000), he and his wife Trisha are parents of six children, of which the oldest three are married. Dan is a member of the Ohio Bible Fellowship and a board member of the Ohio Bible Mission.
* since I know the ACCC - I use his nickname - of ACC:rolleyes: