United Church of Christ基督聯合教會

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The United Church of Christ was established in 1957 as a union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.美國基督教會成立於1957年作為工會的公理和基督教福音派和歸正會。 With a current membership of approximately 1.7 million communicants located in more than 6,400 congregations in 39 conferences (state and regional organizations), the United Church of Christ is the "youngest" of the major Protestant denominations in the United States. Its roots lie in the teachings of the 16th century reformers, particularly Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli, and in Congregationalism.與目前的成員大約170萬聖餐設在超過6400教區39次會議(國家和區域組織) ,美國基督教會是“最年輕”的主要新教教派在美國。其根源在於教導16世紀的改革者,特別是馬丁路德和茨溫利烏爾里希,並在公理。

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The basic unit of the United Church is the local church, which is guaranteed autonomy, or freedom, in the decisions it makes.基本單位聯合教會是當地教堂,這是保證自治權,或自由,在作出決定。 That freedom is the "freedom of the gospel," however, and every corporate body within the church, whether a local church or a conference or the General Synod, is supposed to make its decisions in the light of the gospel and out of a sense of responsibility to the whole fellowship.這種自由是“自由的福音” ,然而,每一個法人團體的教堂內,無論是當地教堂或會議或大會會議,是作出決定,鑑於福音出責任感負責整個金。

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ, which meets biennially, is the representative, deliberative body composed of 675 - 725 delegates elected by the conferences.總議會聯合基督教會,每兩年召開一次會議,是代表,審議機構組成的675 -7 25名代表選出的會議。 The officers of the church and the General Synod are the president, secretary, and director of finance and treasurer.主席團成員教會和宗教大會的主席,秘書長,並負責財務和出納。 The national program agencies include the United Church Board for World Ministries, United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, Office for Church Life and Leadership, Office for Church in Society, Office of Communication, Stewardship Council, United Church Foundation, and Commission for Racial Justice.國家計劃的機構包括美國教會理事會的世界部委,局聯合教會國土部,廳的教會生活和領導下,辦事處教會在社會中,辦公室的溝通,管理理事會,聯合教會基金會和種族歧視委員會司法。 The United Church of Christ is a member of the National Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches, and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.美國基督教會成員的全國教會理事會,世界教會理事會和世界歸正會聯誼會。

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Bibliography 目錄
LH Gunnemann, United and Uniting (1987); HP Keiling and FL Battles, eds., The Formation of the United Church of Christ (1977); BB Zikmund, Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ (1984).激素Gunnemann ,聯合國和團結( 1987年) ;惠普Keiling和FL戰役,合編。 ,組建聯合基督教會( 1977年) ;體齊克蒙德,隱藏的歷史在美國基督教會( 1984年) 。


Evangelical and Reformed Church福音教會和改革

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The Evangelical and Reformed Church was a Protestant denomination established in 1934 by the union of the German Reformed Church (Reformed Church in the United States) and the Evangelical Synod of North America. These two religious bodies shared a German-language heritage, a similar form of church organization, and evangelical enthusiasm.福音派和歸正會是一個新教教派成立於1934年的工會德國歸正教會(歸正會在美國)和基督教主教會議北美洲。這兩個宗教團體分享德語的遺產,一個類似的形式教會組織,並福音的熱情。

The Evangelical and Reformed Church was governed according to the presbyterian system; legislative authority was vested in a general synod, which met every three years.福音派和歸正教會管轄根據長老制度;立法權力屬於一般主教,符合每3年。 The denomination conducted missionary work, operated hospitals, and maintained homes for the elderly, children, epileptics, and the retarded.該面額進行傳教工作,經營醫院,並保持老人院,兒童,癲癇和智障。

The church recognized the Heidelberg Catechism of 1563, Luther's Catechisms, and the Augsburg confession as standards of doctrine. Separate congregations were permitted latitude in choosing specific points of faith and worship, but certain forms and hymns were recommended by the general synod.教會認識到海德堡問答的1563年,路德的Catechisms和奧格斯堡自白作為標準的原則。獨立教會被允許自由選擇具體的信仰和崇拜,但某些形式和讚美詩所建議的一般主教。 Baptism and the Eucharist were considered the only sacraments authorized by the New Testament. In 1957 the Evangelical and Reformed Church merged with the Congregational Christian churches to form the United Church of Christ.洗禮和聖體被認為是唯一的聖禮授權的新約。 1957年福音和歸正會合併,公理教會,形成基督聯合教會。


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