Definition of Congregationalist in US English:

Congregationalist

adjective & noun

  • See Congregationalism

    • ‘He engaged in theological debates with the Calvinist Congregationalists; his Unitarian Christianity was widely circulated.’
    • ‘The United Church of Canada was created in 1925 by the Methodists, the Congregationalists, and about 60 percent of the Presbyterians in Canada.’
    • ‘Their disputes with the Church of England led to the formation of the Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches in the 1600's.’
    • ‘Not only did Baptist evangelism result in many conversions, but more than a hundred Congregationalist churches became Baptist churches.’
    • ‘Such arrangements have continued to be put into place throughout the history of this church, and many of their pastors have served as interim pastors in Baptist, Congregationalist, and Methodist churches.’
    • ‘There was some discussion in Vermont of merging the Baptist and Congregationalist churches during this time, so his denominational choice was not far removed from his mother's tradition.’
    • ‘The patterns of religious hegemony that formed Presbyterians and Methodists, Lutherans and Baptists, Catholics and Congregationalists have all dissipated since World War II.’
    • ‘During this time, the non-conformist Protestant religions, such as Congregationalists, Methodists and Baptists, were at the forefront of religious evangelism.’
    • ‘This united body was still far behind other major Protestant groups such as Presbyterians, Methodists, Congregationalists, and Episcopals.’
    • ‘He has four children, serves as a Cub master, and is treasurer of his Congregationalist church.’
    • ‘When these ideas spread from Great Britain to the United States after the Civil War, they were initially adopted by proponents of the social gospel, usually Unitarians, liberal Congregationalists and Baptists, and Episcopalians.’
    • ‘Other churches, such as the Baptist and Congregationalist, which were Calvinist in theology, grew and found many followers in rural communities and small towns.’
    • ‘Our roots are those of Christians and Protestants in general, but we are also beneficiaries of a specific heritage from Congregationalists in terms of church polity, and Presbyterians and Congregationalists in terms of theology.’
    • ‘It has also been used by many Baptist and Congregationalist groups.’
    • ‘This was also true for the Protestant denominations, including the Methodists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Unitarians, Baptists, and Quakers.’
    • ‘Even before that War, the Presbyterians and Congregationalists struggled nobly for various causes of the Christian faith and for the minority communities of the Near East.’
    • ‘In England, for example, Primitive Methodists were mainly working class, Congregationalists were a cut above Baptists, while Unitarians and Quakers were predominantly the families of professional men and businessmen.’
    • ‘He is now a Congregationalist because his former Episcopal Church refused to surrender land it owned on Lake Champlain for a public bike path.’
    • ‘Its conservative stance embraces a range of theological and ecclesiastical positions - Presbyterians, Baptists, and Congregationalists work ‘side by side’.’
    • ‘There were about ten Baptist students plus other Congregationalists and Presbyterians.’

Pronunciation

Congregationalist

/ˌkäNGɡrəˈɡāSH(ə)n(ə)ləst//ˌkɑŋɡrəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ləst/