Religious organizations that provide opportunities for people to satisfy their inner needs and enhance their spiritual growth through organized worship or through other devotional activities under the auspices of one of the group of religious faiths that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Use this code for Christian denominations that are not specified below as well as their ministries, missions or missionary activities; bible camps and schools. (rev. 11/04)
Key words: Armenian Apostolic Church; Christ Catholic Church; Church of Cyprus; Church of Greece; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Church of the Latter Day Saints; Coptic Christian; Eastern Catholicism; Eastern Orthodox; Greek Orthodox; Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East; Mormon Church; Oriental Orthodox Church; Orthodox Church; Prayer Breakfasts; Russian Orthodox; Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
Scope notes: Choose X20 codes by religious affiliation and not by religious activity. The X20 Christianity subdivision divides Christianity into four branches - Protestants, Catholics, Latter-day Saints, and Orthodox Christians.
USE X20 for all Latter-day Saints (Morman churches) and all Orthodox Christian (Armenian Apostolic, Coptic, Eastern Orthodox) churches, religious ministries, missions, missionary activities, bible camps.
USE X22 for all Roman Catholic Churches and related organizations; USE X21 for all other Christian Churches and their related organizations.
Excludes: Christian organizations whose primary activity is not religious-based. For example, a nursing home owned and operated by a Christian-affiliated organization would be coded with an E91 Nursing Facilities code and not an X20 Christian code. Also excludes Jews for Jesus organizations, USE X99 Religion-Related N.E.C.
Religious organizations whose form of Christian faith and practice originated with the principles of the Reformation. Use this code for Protestant churches as well as their ministries, missions or missionary activities; bible camps and schools; and bible distribution programs.
Key words: Advent Christian Church; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; AME Church; Amish; Anabaptist; Anglican Church; Apostolic Arminian Church; Assemblies of Christ; Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus; Apostolic Christian Church; Apostolic Faith Church; Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God (A.O.H.); Assembly of God Church; Baptist Church; Berean Fundamental Church; Bible Church of Christ; Born Again Christians; Brethren Church; Brethren in Christ; Calvary Chapel; Christ Gospel Church; Christadelphian; Christian & Missionary Alliance; Christian Church; Christian Churches of God; Christian Reformed Church; Christian Science; Church of Christ; Church of Christ, Scientist; Church of God; Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Church of South India (CSI); Church of the Brethren; Church of the Nazarene; Community of Christ; Congregational Church; Covenant Church; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal Church; Evangelical Bible Church; Evangelical Bible Churches; Evangelical Christian Church; Evangelical Formosan Church; Evangelical Free Church; Evangelicals; Evangelism; Foursquare Church; House of God Saints in Christ; International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; International Pentecostal Church of Christ; Jehovahs Witnesses; Lutheran Church; Mennonite Church; Methodist Church; Metropolitan Community Church; Missionary Church; Moravian Church; Netherlands Reformed Congregations; Pentecostal Church of God; Pentecostal Church; Pentecostal Holiness Church; Presbyterian Church; Protestant Reformed Church; Protestant; Quakers, Redeemed Christian Church of God; Reformed Church; Religious Society of Friends; Salvationists; Seventh-day Adventist Church; Shakers; Swedenborgian Church; United Church of Christ; United Holy Church; United Pentecostal Church; Unity; Victory Church; Vineyard Christian Fellowship; Vineyard Church; Wesleyan Church
Scope notes: USE for all Christian Churches and their related organizations EXCEPT Armenian Apostolic, Coptic, Eastern Orthodox, Morman, and Roman Catholic Churches and their related organizations.
Excludes: Jews for Jesus organizations, USE X99 Religion-Related N.E.C.