How do we define "Christian"?

That is not as easy as it sounds. As we all know, Christians come with widely different beliefs, ways of worship and expression. Even those from the same denomination can vary a great deal in how they approach their faith.

Christian Connection is a service aimed to include all Trinitarian Christians within United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong. We welcome the richness of the Christian tradition.

What is a Trinitarian Christian?

Christians who accept the Trinity: i.e. accepting God as three eternal persons, in God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, and God the Spirit.

Who is included in this definition?

Christians from the following traditions all come within this definition:

  • Anglican
  • Catholic
  • Baptist
  • United Reformed
  • Anabaptist
  • Methodist
  • Orthodox
  • Pentecostal
  • Evangelical
  • Lutheran

There are many other independent and emerging Churches, which are within Trinitarian definition. If your tradition is not mentioned, you may want to contact us to check.

Who is not included?

People belonging to Churches which do not accept the Trinity. For example:

  • Jehovahs' Witnesses
  • Mormons
  • Unification Church

Also those churches, fellowships, organisations and groups who claim an exclusive relationship with God; who reject the possibility that salvation can come to those outside their particular persuasion.

Your choice

The Christian Connection matchmaking service will ask you to describe your own Christian tradition and ask you about your personal faith. If you are uncomfortable about meeting with people coming from particular traditions then you can use our service to set out those parameters and you will not be matched with people from those traditions. We do hope however, that many people will take the opportunity of meeting with, sharing and learning from Christians outside their own tradition. That is one of the benefits of Christian Connection.

Respect for others

Christians do not always agree with each other about everything. In fact Christians often disagree with each other. We believe that there are many great traditions within Christianity which have contributed in many different ways. Anybody who joins Christian Connection and chooses to attack or undermine the traditions of others may find themselves asked to leave if this causes undue offence or annoyance to other members. See Terms and Conditions.

Commitment and Honesty

We appreciate that no definition is perfect. Many say one thing and believe another. Some of us are seeking, some are struggling, and others feel confident in what it is that they believe. None of us are in the same place. The important point is that we should be honest about where we are and not claim to be what we are not. The questionnaire does give the opportunity to say where you think you are. We hope that your signing up to Christian Connection means that your faith is important to you.