FAQ: Why Are There So Many Denominations?

Warm Up Questions

What if any denomination did you grow up in?
Have you ever changed denominations? Why?
Are denominations a good thing or a bad thing?

Discussion Questions

What is a Christian denomination?
What is the difference between Christian denomination and other religions?
If we were to get rid of all the denominations and only have one Christian group what would that group believe?
What are some beliefs or practices of your denomination that are different from other denominations?

What is the Church?

John 10:14-16; 15:1-8; Acts 20:28-32; 1 Cor 3:16-17; 12:12; Eph 2:11-22; 5:23, 25-32; Col 1:18-24; 3:15; 1 Tim 3:14-4:3; Rev 20:15

Additional Resources

  • About the United Methodist Church and its beliefs:
  • Video on difference between Christianity and other religions:
    An Introduction to Cults: Seven Minute Seminary ” by Tsoukalas Steve
  • Video objecting to Christianity because there are so many denominations
    Do Denominations Disprove Christianity? ” by Greg Koukl