Definition of congregational in English:

congregational

adjective

  • 1Relating to a congregation.

    ‘congregational singing’
    • ‘How can a commitment to continual conversion help congregational renewal?’
    • ‘For many, he is the mentor who set the standard and priority for congregational song.’
    • ‘Family members, congregational members, pastors, and other church leaders are called to honor marriage.’
    • ‘But when believers are called home to be with Christ there is normally music and congregational singing.’
    • ‘His personal and congregational anecdotes weave a significant story of appropriate, evaluated use of technology.’
    • ‘They have had leaders who have helped to cultivate the passions and commitments of congregational life.’
    • ‘In the median congregation, only ten individuals do volunteer work connected with congregational social services.’
    • ‘In both, the religious convictions of the early settlers and a congregational church system helped shape social and political institutions.’
    • ‘Thirdly, are we jealously guarding united congregational worship?’
    • ‘His basic intention was to improve the congregational singing in the churches.’
    • ‘The task ahead for those colleges that wish to sustain a congregational culture, or even a more broadly Catholic one, is enormous.’
    • ‘A licensing program can help congregations enrich parts of worship in addition to congregational hymn singing.’
    • ‘This does not call for a rush of congregational activity by which Churches busy themselves in social matters which are not properly their business.’
    • ‘And it's certainly true that our style has infiltrated into the style of singing and congregational worship in this church.’
    • ‘I've been a member of several Lutheran churches and have sat through many congregational meetings.’
    • ‘Most authors are silent about ways to appropriate Christian resources and tradition in the face of congregational turmoil.’
    • ‘Presidents, on the other hand, eschew congregational control in favor of congregational influence.’
    • ‘It needs to be up to date, changing as schedules and programs, church seasons and congregational opportunities change.’
    • ‘They attend a congregational church and their views are typical of churchgoers in the United States.’
    • ‘The guidelines for the celebration of this sacrament in the liturgy of marriage are the same as for any congregational Eucharist.’
  • 2Of or adhering to Congregationalism.

    ‘the Congregational Church’
    • ‘His nine sermons were preached in Presbyterian, Congregational, and Baptist churches.’
    • ‘Three Australian churches - the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian - came together to form the Uniting Church.’
    • ‘A number of chapels, including Congregational and United Reformed Church, amalgamated in the 1970s to become Christchurch in New Road.’
    • ‘A succession of European and American drifters fetched up on the shores, followed in the 1810s and 1820s by forceful Congregational missionaries from New England.’
    • ‘The building dates from 1875 and was used as a Congregational church until the early 1960s.’
    • ‘Christianity arrived in the 1880s, introduced by both a Catholic missionary and a Congregational minister.’
    • ‘The Uniting Church was formed in 1977, drawing membership from the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches.’
    • ‘However, local Congregational and Baptist churches determined the kind of minister they employed, and these denominations maintained several quasiautonomous institutions for ministerial education.’
    • ‘The town agreed to pay the society a thousand dollars to build a structure the size and shape of the Congregational meetinghouse in Dublin, New Hampshire.’
    • ‘The World Alliance of Reformed Churches consists of Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed, and United churches.’
    • ‘The dominant Whig Party appealed to Massachusetts, large Congregational church denomination, which had its roots in Puritanism.’
    • ‘This organization was created in 1860 by women volunteers at a Congregational church mission in the slums.’
    • ‘A young Congregational girl from Connecticut was heading west with her family in 1870.’
    • ‘I guess so but I can't remember that name ever being used in the Congregational church.’
    • ‘The Congregational establishment had given birth to a radical, antidoctrinal movement, and it seemed locked in a fruitless war of attrition.’
    • ‘However, through intermarriage, political and economic success, and the shift to the Anglican and Congregational churches, the Huguenots in Boston assimilated and eventually vanished as a separate entity.’
    • ‘A tiny number of Slovak immigrants converted to other Protestant religions, primarily to the Congregational church.’
    • ‘It may not be so odd if you are brought up in a Congregational church.’
    • ‘She also was a member of The Second Congregational Church of Waterbury.’
    • ‘The Uniting Church, which represents former Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational denominations in Australia, has apologised unreservedly to children who suffered neglect and abuse in its institutions over the past century.’

Pronunciation:

congregational

/ˌkäNGɡrəˈɡāSH(ə)nl/