First the good news: Membership in the Church of the Brethren dropped by a smaller amount in 2007 that in either of the previous two years, down a net 1,562 members to a total of 125,964 in the US and Puerto Rico. And the denomination's smallest district, Missouri/Arkansas, had the largest percentage gain, adding a net of six new members to grow to 555 (up 1.09 percent).We are about the size of a dozen mega-churches. To be fair, though, they don't add in membership statistics from churches in Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil, and India.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Denomination Gets Smaller
From the online denominational newsletter: