Positive Connotations of Church Culture

The secular world holds many opinions about the culture of the Christian church, many of which are negative, but there are a number of things that the secular world acknowledges that the Christian church does very well. Among these strengths are community building, organization and diversity. Not all of these things may initially seem like …

Negative Connotations of Church Culture

The Christian church does not operate in the same way as secular society in many ways, giving it a decidedly unique culture. Unfortunately, many aspects of Christian culture serve as a source of resentment for the secular world. Christianity is not a popular culture in the current climate of the Western World because it is …

Format Within the Church

First time church goers will observe a conduct and a format within the church that they have probably not seen anywhere else. Church has a traditional format of worship time, prayer, sermon and then fellowship, which lifelong church goers are very familiar with. But to an outsider, this weekly practice may seem strange and unfamiliar. …

Prayer Within the Church

The importance of prayer to Christians cannot be overstated. Prayer is integral to Christianity. Prayer represents the most important connection that people have to God: addressing him personally and invoking his presence in their lives. Church culture can seem strange to non-Christians because of how prayer-centered it is. A great deal of time is devoted …

Language Within the Church

It may seem odd to speak about the “language” within the Christian church. Obviously, in the United States and Canada, the language spoken within the church is English. However, there are usages of the language that are particular to Christian culture. Some of the things that are said within the Christian community are really not …

Tight Community Within the Church

Even those who are critics of the church and of organized religion have remarked on how tightly knit a community the church fosters. Every denomination of┬áChristian church in North America values community and fellowship very highly. This is an old tradition within the Christian church. Since the time of Jesus, togetherness among believers was integral …