Church History Maps

Church History Maps – organized by century

Maps of churches and church activity.  The information is based upon independent sources of writings, buildings, burial headstones, and monuments.  *From Jerusalem To You

These maps correspond with Church History Course.

Church History Maps – Era I

There was one group of churches from A.D. 30 to A.D. 250.  In the beginning all adjectives describing the local assembly of believers were synonymous.  It is only with the passing of time that  believers began to use adjectives to describe themselves as differences arose: Monatists, Catholic/Universal belief, Christians, Brothers, Church of Christ, Churches of God, etc…

Church History Map - First Century
Map – First Century
Church History Map - Second Century
Map – Second Century
Church History Map - Third Century
Map – Third Century








 Church History Maps – Era II

From 250 to 1179 there was one main division and a development of 2 basic types of local assemblies:
• The Lapsii (the compromisers with pagans who later would join the government)
• The Cathari (who remained autonomous Bible Believing Churches)

Church History Maps - Fourth Century
Map – Fourth Century
Church History Maps - Fifth Century
Map – Fifth Century
Church History Maps - Sixth Century
Map – Sixth Century
Church History Maps - Seventh Century
Map – Seventh Century
Church History Maps - Eighth Century
Map – Eighth Century
Church History Maps - Ninth Century
Map – Ninth Century
Church History Maps - Tenth Century
Map – Tenth Century
Church History Maps - Eleventh Century
Map – Eleventh Century
Church History Maps - Twelfth Century
Map – Twelfth Century




















 Church History Maps – Era III

From 1179 to the Present
The Lapsii of old: Basically the government churches known today as Catholics, Orthodox, Nestorians.
o Key Tenants:
• Baptism of Infants, Sprinkling,
• Mary Worship/Image Worship,
• Hierarchy over all local assemblies,
• Father of Ecumenical Movement
• Absolute Authority of the Church & her leadership.

The Reformed Lapsii: This is a merge between Cathari & Lapsii. Peter Waldo’s Waldensians of N. Italy, South Carolina & Argentina, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Anglicans, Methodists, Mennonites, Amish.
o Key Tenant:
• Various modes of Baptism, some infants baptized, (sprinklers, baptize babies,
• women preachers).
• Hierarchy over local assemblies,
• Call themselves Protestants, Buy into Ecumenical Movement
• Combined Authority of Church & Bible.

The Cathari: Welsh Believers, Anabaptists, Valdise, Bogomols, Paulicians, Henricians, Petrobrussians, Culdee, Baptists, Waldensians, and any who hold to historic “Baptist” doctrines & Practices.
o Key Tenant:
• Baptism by immersion of professors only,
• Jesus is only authority over the churches autonomy of local church,
• Believe in individual local churches that answer to God uniquely.
• Rejection of Ecumenical Ideology

Church History Maps - Thirteenth Century
Map – Thirteenth Century
Church History Maps - Fourteenth Century
Map – Fourteenth Century
Church History Maps - Fifteenth Century
Map – Fifteenth Century


Church History Maps - Sixteenth Century
Map – Sixteenth Century


 Church History Course