Possibly the largest story in American Christianity during the last 40 years is the unbelievable rise in
the share of Individuals who establish as nondenominational Protestant Christians.
Within the Nineteen Seventies, they had been only a rounding error within the spiritual panorama. That was then.
As we speak it’s unimaginable to disregard the variety of nondenominational church buildings — the overwhelming majority of that are evangelical or Pentecostal — which have sprouted up in each metropolis, suburb and rural space in the USA.
There are possible extra nondenominational Protestants in the USA right this moment than Southern Baptists and mainline Protestants mixed. But, they’re considerably of an enigma to these reporters who cowl faith.
Why? As a result of it’s unimaginable to make quite a lot of generalizations about this motion. It’s exhausting to pin them down, even when doing primary analysis.
The spiritual teams which can be a part of this non-movement motion don’t have annual conferences which can be simple to trace and for journalists to cowl. They don’t have nationwide spokespersons.
What makes it much more tough is that many of those church buildings are, to some extent, nonetheless aligned with a denomination, however don’t publicize that on their web sites or make point out of that in worship providers.