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Church vs. Ministry

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Churchnoun

(countable) A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place.

‘There is a lovely little church in the valley.’; ‘This building used to be a church before being converted into a library.’;

Ministrynoun

Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (or equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy, but also as a polity

‘She works for the ministry of finance.’;

Churchnoun

Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity.

‘These worshippers make up the Church of Christ.’;

Ministrynoun

The complete body of government ministers (whether or not they are in cabinet) under the leadership of a head of government (such as a prime minister)

‘The premier offered his last ministry's resignation to the monarch, and is asked to form a new one in accordance with the election results.’;

Churchnoun

(countable) A local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general.

Ministrynoun

A ministration

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Churchnoun

(countable) A particular denomination of Christianity.

‘The Church of England separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534.’;

Ministrynoun

The active practice and education of the minister of a particular religion or faith.

Churchnoun

Christian worship held at a church; service.

Ministrynoun

(Christianity) The clergy of nonapostolic Protestant churches.

Churchnoun

A (non-Christian) religion; a religious group.

‘She goes to a Wiccan church down the road.’;

Ministrynoun

(Christianity) Work of a spiritual or charitable nature.

‘the present ministry of the Holy Spirit’;

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Churchnoun

assembly

Ministrynoun

The act of ministering; ministration; service.

Churchverb

To conduct a religious service for (a woman) after childbirth.

Ministrynoun

Agency; instrumentality.

‘The ordinary ministry of second causes.’; ‘The wicked ministry of arms.’;

Churchverb

(transitive) To educate someone religiously, as in in a church.

Ministrynoun

The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession.

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Churchnoun

A building set apart for Christian worship.

Ministrynoun

The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body.

Churchnoun

A Jewish or heathen temple.

Ministrynoun

Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.

Churchnoun

A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together.

Ministrynoun

religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)

Churchnoun

A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.

Ministrynoun

building where the business of a government ministry is transacted

Churchnoun

The collective body of Christians.

Ministrynoun

a government department under the direction of a minister

Churchnoun

Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.

Ministrynoun

(in certain countries) a government department headed by a minister

‘the Ministry of Defence’;

Churchnoun

The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.

‘Remember that both church and state are properly the rulers of the people, only because they are their benefactors.’;

Ministrynoun

the work or vocation of a minister of religion

‘he is training for the ministry’;

Churchverb

To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.

Ministrynoun

the period of tenure of a minister of religion

‘a tablet in the church commemorates his ministry there’;

Churchnoun

one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship

Ministrynoun

the spiritual work or service of a Christian or a group of Christians, especially evangelism

‘a ministry of Christian healing’;

Churchnoun

a place for public (especially Christian) worship;

‘the church was empty’;

Ministrynoun

(in certain countries) a period of government under one prime minister

‘Gladstone's first ministry was outstanding’;

Churchnoun

a service conducted in a church;

‘don't be late for church’;

Ministrynoun

the action of ministering to someone

‘the soldiers were no less in need of his ministry’;

Churchnoun

the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church;

‘our church is hosting a picnic next week’;

Churchverb

perform a special church rite or service for;

‘church a woman after childbirth’;

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