(in certain Lutheran churches) a body of lay delegates chosen from the congregation and charged with supporting the pastor in religious instruction, contributions to the church, etc.
[churcht] /tʃɜrtʃt/ adjective 1. formally presented or taught at . 2. belonging to a . [church] /tʃɜrtʃ/ noun 1. a building for public Christian worship. 2. public worship of God or a religious service in such a building: to attend church regularly. 3. (sometimes initial capital letter) the whole body of Christian believers; Christendom. 4. […]
noun, Theology. 1. the church living in its earthly struggles and in anticipation of God’s ultimate victory at the Final Judgment.
noun 1. (def 13).
[church-goh-er] /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌgoʊ ər/ noun 1. a person who to , especially habitually. 2. Chiefly British. a member of the Established Church, in contrast to a Nonconformist. /ˈtʃɜːtʃˌɡəʊə/ noun 1. a person who attends church regularly 2. an adherent of an established Church in contrast to a Nonconformist