It was on this week's agenda, but Deschutes County legal counsel decided to withdraw the request to broaden the definition.
Laurie Craghead explained the action to commissioners.
"The timing was bad on how we brought it forward. Our intent was for the use to be qualfiied, but unfortunately it raised the ire of some and so we recommend we remain with the current defintion. O.K."
The commissioners did take some public comment, but said they will revisit this issue in the future.
The definition of what constitutes a church just applies to the county -- not home churches in the city of Bend.