Congregational Church

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a Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governing

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He was not a member of one of the local Congregationalist churches and, therefore, had no rights to vote or participate politically in the affairs of the colony.
A stranger to the English ecclesiastical polity in 1640, ruling eldership had been an integral part of the Scottish kirk for over sixty years and had also functioned successfully in the congregationalist churches of New England.
Despite these apparent contradictions, however, the ruling elder had by 1640 been functioning successfully in the Scottish kirk and in the congregationalist churches of New England.
Some Separate Baptist churches resulted from church splits regarding differing viewpoints on the revivals, but many originated as "New Light" or "Separate" Congregationalist churches that embraced the awakening.
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