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非宗派教會英语:Nondenominational Church),也叫獨立教會英语:Independent Church),是基督教教會組織的一種。 在教會組織體制上與傳統教會、宗派、神學、信條等沒有共融或隸屬關係。 [1] 獨立基督教教會大多是由個別基督教牧師創立;因定義上的原因,獨立教會絕大多是基於新教神學和信條的[2][3]。非宗派基督教教會沒有一個明確的標準。非宗派基督教教會可以通過對其他教會的某些教義、政策等的承認來達到其他教會的認同,但維持獨立的政策信仰監督。 一些非宗派教會基於原則,明確地拒絕作爲一個新的基督教宗派,認為每個教會都是自主獨立的。許多非宗派基督教教會都是基於美國。據2012年蓋洛普調查報告說,10%的美國成年人自認為非宗派基督徒。[4]

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  1. ^ Confessionalism is a term employed by historians to refer to "the creation of fixed identities and systems of beliefs for separate churches which had previously been more fluid in their self-understanding, and which had not begun by seeking separate identities for themselves—they had wanted to be truly Catholic and reformed." (MacCulloch, The Reformation: A History, p. xxiv.)
  2. ^ Classification of Protestant Denominations (PDF). Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life / U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. [27 September 2009]. 
  3. ^ Nondenominational Congregations Research at Hartford Institute for Religion Research website 互联网档案馆存檔,存档日期2016-04-23.. Hirr.hartsem.edu. Retrieved on 2010-11-03.
  4. ^ Religion. Gallup. 2012.