Unchurched

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"Unchurched" (alternatively, "The Unchurched" or "unchurched people") means, in the broad sense, people who are Christians but not connected with a church.[1] In research on religious participation, it refers more specifically to people who do not attend worship services.[2] In this sense it differs slightly from the term 'nones' which denotes an absence of affiliation with a religions and not an absence of attendance at religious services. The Barna Group defines the term to mean "an adult (18 or older) who has not attended a Christian church service within the past six months" excluding special services such as Easter, Christmas, weddings or funerals.[3] Barna reports that there were 75 million "unchurched people" in the United States as of 2004.

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  1. ^ "Unchurched". Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary. 
  2. ^ McGlone, Ashly (July 20, 2008). "'Unchurched' worshipping more, 'churched' less?". USA Today. 
  3. ^ "Number of Unchurched Adults Has Nearly Doubled Since 1991". The Barna Group. May 4, 2004.