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Many religious groups in America are formed through a complex series of schisms and mergers. As a result, many religious groups share a common historical background even if they now hold substantially different religious beliefs. The religious families listed below organize religious groups based on their religious ancestry or heritage. For more information on the Religion Families and the denominations within each family, please refer to the ARDA's Denominational Family Trees and Profiles.

A list of families assembled by InfoGroup (Click on a link to jump to relevant section):

  • Adventist Family
  • Anglicanism Family
  • Baptist Family
  • Christian Science Family
  • Communal Family
  • Eastern Liturgical Family (Orthodox)
  • European Free-Church Family (Brethren, Mennonites, Quakers, Amish)
  • Holiness Family
  • Independent Fundamentalist Family
  • Judaism Family
  • Latter-day Saints Family (Mormonism)
  • Liberal Family
  • Lutheran Family
  • Methodist/Pietist Family
  • Other Groups
  • Pentecostal Family
  • Presbyterian-Reformed Family
  • Spiritualist Family
  • Western Liturgical Family (Catholicism)


  • The 233 religious groups and their category placement are as follows:

    Denomination Source Reported By InfoGroupReligious Family
    Advent Christian ChurchAdventist
    Adventists - OtherAdventist
    Church of God General ConferenceAdventist
    Seventh Day AdventistsAdventist
    Seventh Day Church of GodAdventist
    American Baptist AssociationBaptist
    American Baptist Churches/USABaptist
    Baptist General ConferenceBaptist
    Baptist - OtherBaptist
    Baptist Bible FellowshipBaptist
    Baptist Missionary Association of AmericaBaptist
    Cooperative Baptist FellowshipBaptist
    Independent Baptist ChurchesBaptist
    Conservative Baptist AssociationBaptist
    Free Will BaptistsBaptist
    General Assoc. of Regular BaptistsBaptist
    Assoc. of General BaptistsBaptist
    General Association of Separatist BaptistsBaptist
    National Baptist Convention of AmericaBaptist
    National Baptist Convention-USABaptist
    North American Baptist ConferenceBaptist
    Primitive BaptistsBaptist
    Progressive National Baptist ConventionBaptist
    Seventh Day Baptist Gen. ConferenceBaptist
    Southern Baptist ConventionBaptist
    Southwide Baptist FellowshipBaptist
    United BaptistBaptist
    World Baptist FellowshipBaptist
    African Methodist Episcopal ChurchMethodist
    African Methodist Episcopal ZionMethodist
    African Union Methodist ProtestantMethodist
    Christian Methodist Episcopal ChurchMethodist
    Congregational Methodist ChurchMethodist
    Evangelical Congregational ChurchMethodist
    Evangelical Methodist ChurchMethodist
    Independent Methodist ChurchesMethodist
    Methodist - OtherMethodist
    Primitive Methodist ChurchMethodist
    Reformed Zion Union ApostolicMethodist
    Southern Methodist ChurchMethodist
    United Methodist ChurchMethodist
    American Association of Lutheran ChurchLutheran
    Apostolic Lutheran Church of AmericaLutheran
    Association of Free Lutheran CongregationsLutheran
    Church of Lutheran ConfessionLutheran
    Church of the Lutheran BrethrenLutheran
    Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran
    Latvian Evangelical Lutheran ChurchLutheran
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran
    Lutheran - OtherLutheran
    Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodLutheran
    Wisconsin Evangelical LutheranLutheran
    Association Reformed Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian/Reformed
    Bible Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian/Reformed
    Christian Reformed ChurchPresbyterian/Reformed
    Churches of God (Findlay, OH)Presbyterian/Reformed
    Congregational Christian ChurchesPresbyterian/Reformed
    Conservative Congregation Christian ConferencePresbyterian/Reformed
    Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian/Reformed
    Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian/Reformed
    Free Reformed Churches of North AmericaPresbyterian/Reformed
    Free Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian/Reformed
    Orthodox Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian/Reformed
    Presbyterian Church in AmericaPresbyterian/Reformed
    Presbyterian/Reformed - OtherPresbyterian/Reformed
    Presbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian/Reformed
    Protestant Reformed ChurchesPresbyterian/Reformed
    Reformed Church in AmericaPresbyterian/Reformed
    Reformed Presbyterian Church of North AmericaPresbyterian/Reformed
    Reformed Church in the USAPresbyterian/Reformed
    Cumberland Presbyterian Ch in AmericaPresbyterian/Reformed
    United Church of ChristPresbyterian/Reformed
    United Reformed Churches in North AmericaPresbyterian/Reformed
    Maranatha Christian ChurchesPentecostal
    Apostolic Church of PentecostPentecostal
    Apostolic Churches - OtherPentecostal
    Apostolic Faith ChurchPentecostal
    Apostolic Overcoming Holy ChurchPentecostal
    Assemblies of GodPentecostal
    Bible Way Church of Lord Jesus ChristPentecostal
    Calvary ChapelPentecostal
    Christian Church of North AmericaPentecostal
    Church of God (Cleveland, TN)Pentecostal
    Church of God of ProphecyPentecostal
    Church of God - Mountain AssemblyPentecostal
    Church of God - OtherPentecostal
    Church of God By FaithPentecostal
    Church of God in ChristPentecostal
    Congregational Holiness Church, Inc.Pentecostal
    Church of the Living GodPentecostal
    Church of the Lord Jesus ChristPentecostal
    Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic FaithPentecostal
    Deliverance ChurchesPentecostal
    Church On the RockPentecostal
    Seventh Day PentecostalPentecostal
    Word ChurchesPentecostal
    Elim FellowshipPentecostal
    Faith Christian FellowshipPentecostal
    Fire-Baptized Holiness ChurchPentecostal
    First Church of Jesus ChristPentecostal
    Full Gospel FellowshipPentecostal
    Hall Deliverance FoundationPentecostal
    International Foursquare GospelPentecostal
    International Pentecostal Church of ChristPentecostal
    Association of Vineyard ChurchesPentecostal
    Liberty Fellowship of ChurchesPentecostal
    Open Bible Standard ChurchesPentecostal
    Church of God (Original)Pentecostal
    Pentecostal Assemblies of the WorldPentecostal
    Pentecostal Church of GodPentecostal
    Pentecostal Free Will Baptist ChurchPentecostal
    International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPentecostal
    Pentecostal - OtherPentecostal
    United House of PrayerPentecostal
    United Christian ChurchPentecostal
    United Pentecostal ChurchPentecostal
    Victory Churches InternationalPentecostal
    Liberal Catholic ChurchesCatholic
    Polish National Catholic ChurchCatholic
    Roman Catholic ChurchCatholic
    Convents/Rectories/MonasteriesCatholic
    Brethren - OtherBrethren
    Fellowship of Grace BrethrenBrethren
    Church of the BrethrenBrethren
    Old German Baptist Brethren ChurchBrethren
    United Brethren in ChristBrethren
    Berean Fundamental ChurchesIndependent Fundamentalist
    Church of the Open DoorIndependent Fundamentalist
    Independent Bible ChurchesIndependent Fundamentalist
    Fundamental Bible ChurchesIndependent Fundamentalist
    Grace Gospel FellowshipIndependent Fundamentalist
    Independent Fundamental ChurchesIndependent Fundamentalist
    Plymouth BrethrenIndependent Fundamentalist
    Anglican - OtherEpiscopal
    Anglican Episcopal of North AmericaEpiscopal
    Charismatic Episcopal ChurchEpiscopal
    Episcopal ChurchEpiscopal
    Anglican Orthodox ChurchEpiscopal
    Reformed Episcopal ChurchEpiscopal
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian/Church of Christ
    Christian & Churches of ChristChristian/Church of Christ
    Christian - OtherChristian/Church of Christ
    Churches of Christ (Non-Instrumental)Christian/Church of Christ
    Church of God in Christ, MennoniteMennonite
    Conservative Mennonite FellowshipMennonite
    Amish (Mennonite)Mennonite
    Evangelical Mennonite Mission ConferenceMennonite
    Brethren in ChristMennonite
    Mennonite Church USAMennonite
    Mennonite Brethren ChurchMennonite
    Church of Jesus Christ - Latter-day SaintsLatter-day Saints
    Community of Christ (RLDS)Latter-day Saints
    Allegheny Wesleyan MethodistHoliness
    American Rescue WorkersHoliness
    Apostolic Christian (Nazarean)Holiness
    Bible Methodist ConnectionHoliness
    Christian & Missionary AllianceHoliness
    Ch. of Christ in Christian UnionHoliness
    Church of God (Anderson, IN)Holiness
    Churches of God (Independent Holiness)Holiness
    Church of God (Holiness)Holiness
    Pillar of FireHoliness
    Evangelical Christian ChurchHoliness
    Evangelical Church of North AmericaHoliness
    Free Methodist Church of North AmericaHoliness
    Grace and Hope MissionHoliness
    Holiness - OtherHoliness
    Missionary ChurchHoliness
    Mount Calvary Holy Church of AmericaHoliness
    National Association of Holiness ChurchesHoliness
    Church of the NazareneHoliness
    Rescue MissionHoliness
    Salvation ArmyHoliness
    Triumph the Church/Kingdom of GodHoliness
    Wesleyan ChurchHoliness
    Christian Science ChurchesMetaphysical
    Swedenborgian ChurchesMetaphysical
    Metaphysical - OtherMetaphysical
    National Spiritualist AssociationMetaphysical
    Spiritual Science ChurchesMetaphysical
    Spiritualist Churches/OrganizationsMetaphysical
    United Church of Religious ScienceMetaphysical
    Unity School of ChristianityMetaphysical
    Church of ScientologyMetaphysical
    Albanian Orthodox Diocese of AmericaOrthodox
    American Carpatho-Russian OrthodoxOrthodox
    Antiochian Orthodox ChristianOrthodox
    Armenian Apostolic ChurchOrthodox
    Armenian Church of AmericaOrthodox
    Byelorussian OrthodoxOrthodox
    Greek Orthodox ChurchOrthodox
    Eastern Orthodox - OtherOrthodox
    Orthodox Church in AmericaOrthodox
    Romanian Orthodox EpiscopateOrthodox
    Russian Orthodox ChurchOrthodox
    Serbian Eastern Orthodox ChurchOrthodox
    Ukranian Orthodox ChurchOrthodox
    Jewish - OtherJewish
    Orthodox Jewish CongregationsJewish
    Reconstructionist Jewish CongregationsJewish
    Reform Jewish CongregationsJewish
    Conservative Jewish CongregationsJewish
    ChristadelphiansEvangelical Misc
    International Council Community ChurchesEvangelical Misc
    Evangelical Covenant ChurchEvangelical Misc
    Evangelical Free ChurchEvangelical Misc
    Evangelical - OtherEvangelical Misc
    Federated ChurchEvangelical Misc
    Friends (Quakers)Evangelical Misc
    Military ChapelsEvangelical Misc
    Metropolitan Community ChurchesEvangelical Misc
    Moravian Church in AmericaEvangelical Misc
    Neighborhood ChurchesEvangelical Misc
    Non-Denominational ChurchesEvangelical Misc
    Union of Messianic Jewish CongregationsEvangelical Misc
    Schwenkfelder ChurchEvangelical Misc
    United/Union ChurchesEvangelical Misc
    Worldwide Church of GodEvangelical Misc
    Non Classified AffiliationMisc/Classified
    Baha'i FaithMisc/Classified
    Buddhist Temples, ZenMisc/Classified
    EckankarMisc/Classified
    Hindu TemplesMisc/Classified
    Jehovah's WitnessesMisc/Classified
    KrishnaMisc/Classified
    Miscellaneous Cults and SectsMisc/Classified
    Muslim/Mohammed/IslamMisc/Classified
    Nichiren Shoshu TempleMisc/Classified
    Sikh SocietyMisc/Classified
    Miscellaneous Eastern ReligionsMisc/Classified
    Tenrikyo ChurchesMisc/Classified
    Unification ChurchMisc/Classified
    Unitarian Universalist AssociationMisc/Classified
    Yoga InstitutesMisc/Classified

    Adventist Family   [Back to Top]

    Churches originating from founder William Miller in the late 19th century, who taught that Christ would soon return to earth and that Saturday rather than Sunday should be observed as the Sabbath. The Adventist family includes the Seventh Day Adventist Church as well as offshoots such as the Advent Christian Church.

    • Advent Christian Church
    • Church of God (Seventh Day), Denver, Colorado
    • Church of God (Seventh-Day, Salem, West Virginia)
    • Church of God General Conference (Oregon, IL and Morrow, GA)
    • Seventh-day Adventist Church


    For more information on Adventist Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_98.asp


    Anglicanism Family   [Back to Top]

    Churches originating in England that broke with Roman Catholicism during the 16th century Reformation, while retaining a hierarchical structure. Churches in the Anglican family include the Church of England and the Episcopal Church in the United States.

    • Anglican Orthodox Church of North America
    • Apostolic Episcopal Church
    • Episcopal Church
    • Reformed Episcopal Church

    For more information on Anglicanism Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_88.asp


    Baptist Family   [Back to Top]

    Baptists are a group of Christian denominations and churches who subscribe to a theology of believer's baptism (as opposed to infant baptism), salvation through faith alone, Scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice, and the autonomy of the local church.

    • American Baptist Association
    • American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
    • Baptist Bible Fellowship International
    • Baptist General Conference
    • Baptist Missionary Association of America
    • Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica)
    • General Association of General Baptists
    • General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
    • General Six-Principle Baptists
    • Independent Baptist Church of America
    • Liberty Baptist Fellowship
    • National Association of Free Will Baptists
    • National Baptist Convention of America
    • National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
    • National Primitive Baptist Convention, Inc.
    • North American Baptist Conference
    • Primitive Baptists
    • Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
    • Regular Baptists
    • General Association of Separate Baptists in Christ
    • Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada
    • Southern Baptist Convention
    • United Baptists

    For more information on Baptist Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_96.asp


    Christian Science Family   [Back to Top]

    Churches following the teachings of founder Mary Bake Eddy, who believed that personal healing was the central message of Christianity. The largest group in the Christian Science family is the Church of Christ Scientist.

    • Church of Christ, Scientist
    • Divine Science

    For more information on Christian Science Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_102.asp


    Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family   [Back to Top]

    One of the three great divisions of Christianity; the others are the Protestant churches and the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic and Orthodox churches were originally united, but they parted in the eleventh century, when they differed over several points of doctrine, including the supreme authority of the pope, which Orthodox Christians reject.

    • Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America
    • American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church
    • Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
    • Armenian Apostolic Church of America
    • Armenian Apostolic Church, Diocese of America
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
    • Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America
    • Holy Orthodox Church in America (Eastern Catholic and Apostolic)
    • Orthodox Church in America
    • Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America
    • Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
    • Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America
    • Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church for the U.S.A. and Canada
    • Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
    • Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.

    For more information on Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_89.asp


    Holiness Family   [Back to Top]

    Churches that emerged out of the Methodist churches in the United States as they sought to restore John Wesley's teachings of personal holiness and total sanctification (perfection). Holiness bodies include the Church of the Nazarene and the various Church of God denominations.

    • American Rescue Workers
    • Christian and Missionary Alliance
    • Christian Nation Church U.S.A.
    • Christ's Sanctified Holy Church
    • Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A
    • Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
    • Church of the Gospel
    • Church of the Nazarene
    • Churches of Christ in Christian Union
    • Churches of God, Holiness
    • Evangelical Church of North America
    • Free Methodist Church of North America
    • Missionary Church
    • Salvation Army
    • Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ
    • Wesleyan Church

    For more information on Holiness Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_93.asp


    European Free-Church Family (Brethren, Mennonites, Quakers, Amish)   [Back to Top]

    • Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene)
    • Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio)
    • Brethren in Christ Church
    • Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
    • Church of the Brethren
    • Conservative Mennonite Conference
    • Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference
    • Evangelical Mennonite Church
    • Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
    • General Conference Mennonite Church
    • Mennonite Brethren Church of North America (Bruedergemeinde)
    • The U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
    • Mennonite Church USA
    • Old German Baptist Brethren Church
    • Reformed Mennonite Church

    For more information on European Free-Church Family (Brethren, Mennonites, Quakers, Amish), please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_95.asp


    Independent Fundamentalist Family   [Back to Top]

    Churches that left mainline and evangelical denominations, believing they were too liberal in theology. The Independent Fundamental Churches in America is the largest of these separatist bodies.

    • American Evangelical Christian Churches
    • Berean Fellowship of Churches
    • Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren)
    • Grace Gospel Fellowship
    • Independent Fundamental Churches of America

    For more information on Independent Fundamentalist Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_97.asp


    Judaism Family   [Back to Top]

    A monotheistic religion based on the Torah, Talmud and other texts that are part of the Old Testament. There are several Jewish denominations, including Orthodox and Reform Judaism.

    • Jewish Congregations

    For more on Judaism Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_106.asp


    Latter-day Saint Family (Mormon)   [Back to Top]

    The denominations in this family follow at least some of the teachings of Joseph Smith, Jr., who published the Book of Mormon in 1830. The largest denomination in the family is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), founded in 1830 and currently headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The next largest is the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints), founded in 1860.

    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • Community of Christ

    For more information on Latter-day Saint Family (Mormon), please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_100.asp


    Lutheran Family   [Back to Top]

    Churches following the teachings of reformer Martin Luther, particularly his teaching on justification by faith.

    • American Association of Lutheran Churches
    • Apostolic Lutheran Church of America
    • Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
    • Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America
    • Church of the Lutheran Confession
    • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    • Evangelical Lutheran Synod
    • Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Suomi Synod)
    • Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)
    • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

    For more information on Lutheran Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_90.asp


    Methodist-Pietist Family   [Back to Top]

    Consists of churches that stress the importance of internal faith, spirituality, and Christian living over adherence to formal creeds and doctrine. The largest among these churches is the United Methodist Church, which follows the teachings of John Wesley, who in the 18th century broke away from the Church of England because of his emphasis on personal holiness.

    • African Methodist Episcopal Church
    • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    • Congregational Methodist Church
    • Evangelical Congregational Church
    • Evangelical Methodist Church
    • Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A.
    • Reformed Zion Union Apostolic Church
    • Southern Methodist Church
    • United Methodist Church

    For more information on Methodist-Pietist Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_92.asp


    Other Groups   [Back to Top]

    • American Mohammedian Society
    • American Moslem Brotherhood Association
    • Baha'i Faith
    • Buddhist Churches of America
    • Buddhist Mission of North America
    • Buddhist Society of America
    • Catholic Apostolic Church
    • Christ Community Church (Evangelical-Protestant)
    • Christ Unity Spiritual Science Church
    • Christadelphians
    • Christian Catholic Church
    • Christian Union
    • Church of God as Organized by Christ
    • Church of God, General Assembly
    • Church of God, Reformation Movement
    • Church of Illumination
    • Church of Revelation
    • Churches of God (Greenville, S.C.)
    • Federated Church
    • Hephzibah Faith Missionary Association
    • Liberal Catholic Church (International)
    • Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States of America
    • Mayan Temple
    • National Organization of the New Apostolic Church of North America
    • Non-sectarian Bible Faith Churches
    • North American Catholic Church
    • Reformed Catholic Church (Utrecht Confession), Province of North America
    • Rosicrucian Fellowship
    • Self-Realization Fellowship
    • Social Brethren
    • Theosophical Society in America
    • Theosophists, Independent Society of New York
    • Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
    • Vedanta Society Church

    For more information on Other Groups, refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_113.asp


    Pentecostal Family   [Back to Top]

    A movement of churches that emerged in early 20th century America, stressing enthusiastic worship and the restoration of such practices evident in New Testament Christianity, such as speaking in tongues and healing

    • (Original) Church of God
    • Apostolic Faith Mission Church of God
    • Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon
    • Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God
    • General Council of the Assemblies of God
    • Association of Vineyard Churches
    • Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc.
    • Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
    • Church of God by Faith, Inc.
    • Church of God in Christ
    • Church of God of Prophecy
    • Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc.
    • Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.
    • Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship)
    • Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth
    • Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
    • Congregational Holiness Church
    • Elim Fellowship
    • International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
    • International Pentecostal Church of Christ
    • Latter House of the Lord for All People and the Church of the Mountain, Apostolic Faith
    • Mount Sinai Holy Church of God
    • National David Spiritual Temple of Christ Church Union (Inc.) U.S.A.
    • Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc.
    • Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
    • Pentecostal Church of God
    • Pentecostal Church of God, National and International
    • Pentecostal Church, Inc.
    • Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church
    • Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc.
    • United House of Prayer for All People
    • United Pentecostal Church International
    • United Pentecostal Churches of Christ

    For more information on Pentecostal Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_94.asp


    Presbyterian-Reformed Family   [Back to Top]

    The Protestant tradition based on the teachings of reformer John Calvin. The Reformed tradition consists both of Presbyterian churches as well as denominations that developed in continental Europe, such as the Dutch and the German Reformed.

    • Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod)
    • Bible Presbyterian Church
    • Christian Church
    • Christian Reformed Church in North America
    • Churches of God, General Conference
    • Congregational Christian Churches
    • Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
    • Cumberland Presbyterian Church
    • Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America
    • Evangelical Presbyterian Church
    • Orthodox Presbyterian Church
    • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    • Presbyterian Church in America
    • Protestant Reformed Churches in America
    • Reformed Church in America
    • Reformed Church in the United States
    • Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, General Synod
    • Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America
    • Reformed Presbyterian Synod
    • United Church of Christ

    For more information on Presbyterian-Reformed Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_91.asp


    Spiritualist Family   [Back to Top]

    Churches and other religious associations teaching that believers can communicate with spirits and the deceased through such practices as seances and other paranormal activities. Churches in the Spiritualist tradition include the Swedenborgian Church and the International General Assembly of Spiritualists.

    • General Church of the New Jerusalem
    • International General Assembly of Spiritualists
    • National Spiritual Alliance of the U.S.A.
    • National Spiritualist Association of Churches
    • Progressive Spiritualist Church
    • Swedenborgian Church

    For more information on Spiritualist Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_103.asp


    Western Liturgical Family   [Back to Top]

    Western Liturgical Family represented by or originating from the Roman Catholic Church. Such offshoots include the Old Catholic Church and the Polish National Catholic Church, which differ from the Roman Catholic Churchin their rejection of the authority of the pope.

    • Polish National Catholic Church of America
    • Roman Catholic Church

    For more information on Western Liturgical Family, please refer to: http://www.thearda.com/Denoms/Families/F_87.asp