Any time we name a church you are attempting to communicate something about the identity of your church. Most of the time, the name is meant to communicate something to those outside the church body itself. Naming of churches has gone through several stages. Some names are strictly utliltarian. Older church names commonly included only the denomination and the number church they are in a given area. Thus, it is not uncommon to find churches named
Other churches were named for their location—named after city, road, landmark. This results in church names such as
Knowing that names communicate, some churches include a word that relates to the gospel message. Thus, you find names such as Grace, Faith,
Anyway, the point of all this, if there is one, is to say, that there a lot of possibilities in choosing a name and denominational identity is only one of them.