Church of the Living God; Christian Workers for Fellowship

Organized in 1889 by Reverend William Christian at Wrightsville, Arkansas, as the Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Friendship). In 1915 the name was changed to Christian Workers for Fellowship. Its most important tenets are "believers' baptism by immersion, the washing of saints' feet, and the use of water and unleavened bread in the Lord's Supper." Instead of churches they have "temples" subject to the authority of a general assembly. The "chief" or "bishop" is the presiding officer, the ministry including evangelists, pastors, and local preachers. A monthly periodical is published.

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