Non-denominational churches are not free of all church associations. In fact, some non-denominational churches maintain strong relationships with church networks such as "Acts 29" or "Converge." However, non-denominational churches are generally free participants in their networks, able to leave at any time for any reason. They are free from the direct control or influence of their group. In this sense, most "Christian" Churches and "Baptist" Churches among others can be considered non-denominational, but because of the strength of their networks (e.g. Southern Baptists, Acts 29), the use of the term non-denominational might be disingenuous. Those churches might prefer to use the term "Inter-denominational" or "Free" to refer to themselves.

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