Community Church Law and Legal Definition

Community church refers to an association of two or more churches.

The following is an example of a case law that defines community church:

“The name Community Church does not signify a religious association which has distinctive doctrines and beliefs, but rather a federation of two or more churches, all retaining their separate identity and their distinctive doctrines.” [Christian Church of Vacaville v. Crystal, 78 Cal. App. 1, 10 (Cal. App. 1926)].