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Opening an Interdenominational Church

This advice is perfect for those of you who are thinking about starting an interdenominational church. Read this before you start!

Thinking about opening an interdenominational church? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Interdenominational Ministry Requirements

Even though the terms are used interchangeably, nondenominational and interdenominational churches are not necessarily the same thing. While nondenominational churches reject all forms of denominationalism, interdenominational churches often combine two or more denominations into a single congregation.

Interdenominational churches are common in areas that are incapable of sustaining two distinct denominational churches. For example, in a declining rural area, a Methodist and Baptist church may decide to merge into a single, interdenominational congregation that honors and practices elements of both faith traditions.

Starting an interdenominational church can be an effective strategy for geographies that lack denominational churches. Although church planters may be ordained in a specific denomination, they must familiar with the doctrines and practices of other traditions to succeed in interdenominational ministry.

Selfless Leadership & Interdenominational Church Planters

Interdenominational church leadership is different than other types of ministry in that it requires you to set aside your worship preferences for the sake of your congregation. In many instances, a sizeable segment of your church will come from different denominations and worship backgrounds, requiring you to lead in a worship style that seems foreign to you.

Clearly, interdenominational church planters need to embrace a selfless leadership style to succeed in a mixed congregational setting. Selfless leaders and ministers are compassionate and considerate, putting the needs of their followers above themselves. At times, you may find yourself serving outside of your comfort zone. But if you're committed to your church's success, you will allow yourself to be stretched for the sake of the people in your congregation.

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