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Old 02-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there were any non denominational churches in the Gulf Breeze or Navarre area. My 11 yr old son has told me that he would like to go to church. With him living with his mom and her being an atheist, the only way he will be able to have the experience is when he is at my house. I'm not real big on religion but I am spiritual (if that makes since). My ex and I are fully supportive and have never tried to convince him otherwise. I would just like it to be a non denominational church if possible.
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I have attended a non-denominational church all of my life in Mobile and I wouldn't trade it for anything! I've been to all of the others with friends and it just didn't cut it for me. Good luck with the search and glad to hear the youngin wants to go!
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There have been some excellent comments about the "Harvest Church". From what I have read, it might offer something your son. You might even get something out of it. I saw a thread and will bring it up to check out.
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Why nondenominational? All churches have a set theology. Some just come out and say they share a belief system with others. Even most nondenominational churches will tell you the lean one direction or another. Most lean toward penticostal or Baptist. A few lean toward more liberal leaning denominations. I would let him go wherever he felt more comfortable. If I were in your shoes I would likely talk to the pastor or youth director of different churches. I would also look for a place that focuses on teaching more than emotion or pushing beliefs.
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Well I assumed that nondenominational churches didn't have a set denomination. I like the idea of talking to different pastors and youth directors or some info. I don't think I will get much out of it due to my beliefs but I do want to support my son on his.
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Well I assumed that nondenominational churches didn't have a set denomination. I like the idea of talking to different pastors and youth directors or some info. I don't think I will get much out of it due to my beliefs but I do want to support my son on his.
"Non-denominational" is actually the denomination of a non-denominational church. A denomination is simply a grouping of beliefs. In other words, the theology and type of leadership structure of a church or a group of churches are identified by the denomination. It is similar to our US currency which has denominations to identify it's value and use. A $5 bill and a $10 bill are in the same category of "US currency" but have different values. They are similar but different. A counterfeit bill has a denomination, too, but it is not considered "US currency" because there are core differences in the substance of the bill. In the same way, we make distinctions between religions, denominations, and cults. All three of these groupings define the various faith groups found throughout the world. Lot's of good church in the Gulf Breeze area. My suggestion is to go to a few and see what you think.
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My opinion after visiting several Non Denominational churches is that they appeared to just be Southern Baptist churches with a band ( instead of a choir) and an on site coffee chop who's pastor wore jeans and a blazer instead of a suit and tie. Marketing to a younger crowd.

Not bashing it just that was my impression.
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Around here they speek in tongues and dance in the isles but some of the women have short hair and wear pants.
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I was wondering if there were any non denominational churches in the Gulf Breeze or Navarre area. My 11 yr old son has told me that he would like to go to church. With him living with his mom and her being an atheist, the only way he will be able to have the experience is when he is at my house. I'm not real big on religion but I am spiritual (if that makes since). My ex and I are fully supportive and have never tried to convince him otherwise. I would just like it to be a non denominational church if possible.
I would have to agree with Johnf, spoony, and flcaptainbill with the descriptions given of a non denominational church.
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