[ adjective ] relating to or conducted or participated in by a congregation
"congregational membership" "congregational singing"
Used in print(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
In_general , religious interest seems to exist in all parts of the metropolis ; congregational membership , however , is another thing .
The rule of economic integration in congregational life can be seen in the missionary outreach of the major denominations .
If economic integration really shapes congregational life , then evangelism should be a process of extending economic integration .
In a mobile society , congregational health depends_on a constant process of recruitment ; this recruitment , however , must follow the pattern of economic integration or it will disrupt the congregation ; therefore , the recruitment or missionary outreach of the congregation will be co-optation rather_than proclamation - like elements will have_to be assimilated .
Evangelism and congregational outreach have not been carefully studied in the churches ; one study in Pittsburgh , however , has illuminated the situation .