What Kind of Denomination Is Bapticostal?

Well, there is no such denomination. This is just a word someone once coined to describe a Protestant Christian belief system that falls somewhere between being a little bit Baptist and a little bit Pentecostal. To be honest, using this new word is difficult because in order to say we're somewhere in the middle of a typical Baptist church and a typical Pentecostal church, we have to first define "typical" and that is nearly impossible because no two local churches are identical. Even those local churches which identify with a denomination aren't exactly the same.

So what do we mean when we say we are somewhere between the Baptists and the Pentecostals? We're getting ready to generalize now, but here it goes. Baptists are generally known for their dedication to the word of God. Pentecostals are known for their desire to experience God - particularly in the way they express themselves in worship. This doesn't mean that Baptists are opposed to experiencing God or Pentecostals aren't dedicated to God's word . . . see why this is hard to define?

Anyway, Momentum appreciates both camps. We have discovered there are many positive aspects to both the Baptist and the Pentecostal movements (not to mention many other groups). In fact, one of the best parts of being a non-denominational church is that we have the freedom to take what we consider the very best ideas and methods from a variety of groups and incorporate those concepts into our own structure. That's exactly what we've done. So in short, if a Baptist and Pentecostal church decided to join forces to plant a new church - the product would look a lot like Momentum.

Still confused? Then join us for a service sometime and maybe it will make more sense in person.