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Which Christian Denomination Are You?

Wikipedia says that a denomination is “a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name, tradition, and identity.” We know our PI readers are diverse, and we’re curious to see how many branches of Christianity we cover!

Of course, there are five major extensions under the main umbrella of Christianity:Β Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant. But then each group breaks down even further, with sections of Protestants including Anglican, Baptist, Congregational, Lutheranism, Methodism, Presbyterianism and Reformed. Whew! Where do you and your family fall in and how does that affect your beliefs?

Answer the polls below then let us know more in the comments!

Which denomination are you?

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If you're Protestant, which sector do you fall under?

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How'd you decide your faith?

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  1. Justagirl1

    Posted by Justagirl1 on September 19, 2018 at 13:53

    My parents say we’re non-denominational but I’ve gone to our church (a Southern Baptist one) for so long and accepted Christ while I was a member of that church, that I consider myself, personally, a Baptist.

  2. EmilyVictoria

    Posted by EmilyVictoria on December 17, 2014 at 20:42

    I didn’t see Episcopalian since that’s my family is, so I had to go with Catholic! ;D

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lcarolyn63 on October 12, 2014 at 11:29

    Where’s Evangelist? That’s what my family is.

  4. shiningstar7

    Posted by shiningstar7 on July 29, 2014 at 15:57

    Wait where’s the Pentecostal Christian under Protestantism???
    Because of my family and what I believe. πŸ™‚
    I’m a Pentecostal Protestant Christian who goes to an Assemblies of God Church! πŸ™‚

  5. Rusty101

    Posted by Rusty101 on November 25, 2013 at 22:03

    Catholic πŸ™‚

  6. belladoesntsuck

    Posted by belladoesntsuck on October 21, 2013 at 12:41

    Actually, there are Christian Reformed and Reformed. They are basically the same though. I’m a Protestant from the Reformed denomination. My dad is a minister at a small Reformed church…

  7. goatwrangler

    Posted by goatwrangler on October 17, 2013 at 18:22

    I go to a Foursquare church. I really like it, except for the older generation that wants to start a mini-war every time the worship team plays a newer song.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by SilverOwl102 on October 15, 2013 at 19:41

    Baptist. And independent, fundamental, traditional Baptist church located in the south (but not Southern Baptist). Leave one out and it’s not quite the same! πŸ™‚ I really love my church! We’re old-fashioned (but not “strict”) singing with hymns and reading KJV, but I love the relaxed family feel we have. My church is a second home. I love the songs we sing, the heart my church has for missions, our passionate preacher, and our growing ministries. I love how everything is truly based on the Bible, not what a particular “religious scholar” has to say. Our youth is getting closer and our church is slowly expanding. I believe God’s doing great things there!

  9. Fog1179

    Posted by Fog1179 on October 15, 2013 at 15:31

    I grew up in a Mennonite church situation, but honestly don’t see myself as a denomination.. My church pastors are southern and went to Baptist Seminary and although my church is Non-Denominational some of the teachings are Baptist.. We dont really teach Baptist views though.. its super complicated.. We are Protestant though..

  10. kitigomao

    Posted by kitigomao on October 15, 2013 at 12:40

    I am also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Most people know as Mormons but that is just a nickname. WE ARE CHRISTIANS. We believe in God, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost πŸ™‚ I’ve prayed to know for myself if the Book of Mormon and Bible are true. I know they are! The joy the restored gospel brings to my life is immense!

    • kitigomao

      Posted by kitigomao on October 15, 2013 at 12:43

      Mormon.org <- To learn more about what we believe! πŸ˜€

  11. Colettedawg

    Posted by Colettedawg on October 15, 2013 at 08:12

    I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints (more commonly reffered to as Mormon). I was born into a Mormon family but that’s not why I go to church and live the gospel. I prayed for myself. I studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I found for myself that they are both the word of God. I will be a proud Latter-Day Saint the rest of my life and more.

  12. MeganMiller

    Posted by MeganMiller on October 15, 2013 at 07:32

    I go to a Mennonite Church. There are many kinds of Mennonite churches out there, varying from very strict to where they wear dresses a covering, to my church, where we wear skirts and blouses and a veil. There are also Mennonite churches where they wear jeans and nothing on their heads, yet they have the same beliefs as other Mennonite churches, thus their name. I live in Ohio so we have Amish and Mennonites all around us. I do not know where I am going to go to church when I am older but for know I am in my church and I choose to respect how they dress and how conservative we are. I would love to chat with anyone who wants to know more about the Mennonites and I would love to know about other denominations. πŸ™‚

  13. JazmineLee

    Posted by JazmineLee on October 14, 2013 at 19:44

    I am Assembly of God by choice and Evangelical Free with my family. They are similar, but I agree with A/G on more things.

  14. singerdancer77

    Posted by singerdancer77 on October 14, 2013 at 18:30

    My family attends an Assemblies of God Pentecostal Church. Fun Fact: Our denomination is the largest Pentecostal denomination, and this year is the 100 year celebration! (:

  15. apostolicgirl

    Posted by apostolicgirl on October 14, 2013 at 18:21

    I’m Apostolic Pentecostal πŸ™‚ ~Acts 2:38

  16. DearChelseyMarie

    Posted by DearChelseyMarie on October 14, 2013 at 18:17

    I am a member of the Reformed movement!

    It’s a Protestant denomination which adheres to the teaching of Calvinism. We are generally extremely conservative, adhering to traditional marriage with no sexual activity outside of it, we encourage children as a blessing, we believe women should not be pastors or elders, and that wives and husband hold a complementary role in marriage, we are doctrinally oriented with an emphasis on a sound Biblical understanding.

    You can learn a lot about the Reformed movement at my home church, MarsHill.com which posts all of it’s sermons online for global listeners.

  17. Lilian121

    Posted by Lilian121 on October 14, 2013 at 17:27

    I’m nazarene! Go Olivet Nazarene tigers!

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by kelseyparis17 on October 14, 2013 at 17:25

    non-denominational evangelical free-church πŸ™‚

  19. ShelbyNicole

    Posted by ShelbyNicole on October 14, 2013 at 17:19

    I grew up in a Nazarene church, and I go to a Nazarene school, but I’ve been going to the Salvation Army the past few Sundays…neither of those were options…lol.

    • Lilian121

      Posted by Lilian121 on October 14, 2013 at 17:28

      I’m nazarene too! I would love to chat with you!

      • SomethingGoodCanWork

        Posted by SomethingGoodCanWork on October 20, 2013 at 20:06

        I’m Nazarene, too! So glad I’m not the only one on here. I hate it when people think we’re a cult or something just because they’ve never heard of us. We’re actually much bigger overseas than we are in the U.S.