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  •  Sometimes there isn't available land. (1+ / 0-)
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    DrLori

    They started showing up where I grew up around the time the developers stuck houses and strip malls on the last few church-sized plots of open land anyone was willing to sell to anyone.

    Independent fundamentalist churches, especially the Baptist variant but it's probably true of the charismatic ones too, tend to separate easily. It's a requirement of faith for a number of the Baptist groups. When the group leaving is only a handful of families and the only meeting place available is a vacant storefront, they'll take the storefront instead of trying to join up with an existing congregation.

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