Church of Christ

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Church of Christ may refer to:

Church groups[edit]

  • When used in the plural, a New Testament designation for local groups of people following the teachings of Jesus Christ: "...all the churches of Christ greet you", Romans 16:16.
  • The entire body of Christians throughout the world, regardless of denomination or tradition, i.e. the Christian Church.
  • Restoration movement churches such as the Churches of Christ (See below).
  • Other non-restoration movement churches such as Churches of Christ in Europe often with congregational based governance structures (see below).
  • Latter Day Saints churches (See below).

Churches influenced by the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement[edit]

Latter Day Saint denominations[edit]

  • Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints) – the original church founded by Joseph Smith on April 6, 1830.
  • Pure Church of Christ – First schismatic sect in the Latter Day Saint movement, this denomination was organized in 1831 in Kirtland, Ohio, by Wycam Clark and Northrop Sweet and is now extinct.
  • Church of Christ (Ezra Booth) – An extinct schismatic sect organized in 1836 by Ezra Booth in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Church of Christ (Parrishite), an extinct Latter Day Saint denomination organized in 1837 by Warren Parrish in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Church of Christ (William Chubby), an extinct Latter Day Saint denomination organized in the Late 1830s by William Chubby.
  • Church of Christ (Hiram Page), an extinct Latter Day Saint denomination organized in 1842 by Hiram Page, one of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon's golden plates.
  • Church of Christ (Wightite) – This denomination, founded by Lyman Wight in 1844, split from the Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints) at the death of Joseph Smith.
  • Church of Christ (Temple Lot) – Informally referred to as "Hedrickites", this denomination is headquartered in Independence, Missouri, on what is known as the Temple Lot. It was founded by Granville Hedrick in July 1863.
  • Church of Christ (Fettingite) – Informally referred to as the "Fettingites", after its founder Otto Fetting, this denomination is split from the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) in 1929.
  • Church of Christ with the Elijah Message, which broke away from the Temple Lot church in 1929.
  • Church of Christ (Restored) – This denomination split from the Church of Christ (Fettingite) in the late 1930s under the leadership of A. C. DeWolf.
  • Church of Christ at Halley's Bluff, which broke away from the Temple Lot church in 1932.
  • Church of Christ (Hancock) – Founded by Pauline Hancock, this denomination is split from the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) in 1946.
  • Church of Christ (Whitmerite) – A denomination, founded in 1847 and reformed 1871, based on the claims of David Whitmer, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.
  • Church of Christ (Brewsterite) – A denomination founded in 1848 by James C. Brewster and Hazen Aldrich.
  • Latter Day Church of Christ, a Mormon fundamentalist denomination based in Utah
  • Church of Christ (David Clark) – Also known as "Lion of God Ministry". Clark broke from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in November 1985.
  • Church of Christ (Leighton-Floyd/Burt) - This denomination, founded by Howard Leighton-Floyd and H. H. Burt in 1965, split from the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message.

Others[edit]

Country-specific churches known as Church of Christ[edit]

Individual church buildings or congregations[edit]

In Denmark:

In the United States:

See also[edit]