Religion: Church in Suburbia

"We've been on so many retreats lately," said a Glenview, Ill. housewife last week, "that I'm beginning to feel like retreating myself." The kind of retreat she was talking about—a program full of organized "activities"—would not have been recognizable to most U.S. Christians of a generation ago. But her Glenview Community Church, and the faith it fosters, is symptomatic of a kind of Protestantism that is burgeoning in the suburban nondenominational churches all over the U.S. The International Council of Community Churches now has 217 members, estimates that there are at least more than...

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