For because of this you also pay taxes, for [rulers] are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
Churches in the category of Community Churches span a wide range of beliefs, all uniting in their love for and service to God. In the early 1800s, the United States enjoyed a strongly rural character rich with small, close-knit communities. This remoteness more often than not extended to the churches that formed in these towns and enclaves, prompting Christians of different denominations to join together and form a single church to serve their community. These were the roots of the ecumenical movement in the U.S. that blossomed in the early 1900’s and continues to grow today, extending worldwide. The central theme of the International Council of Community Churches (www.icccnow.org), is to promote ecumenism via a multi-religious, multi-cultural, all-inclusive approach. Visit the Church Finder area of Christian Local for listings of community churches and their related organizations.