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GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHURCHES OF CHRIST

*   Churches of Christ nearly doubled between 1950 and 1980.

*   Churches of Christ are the twelfth largest religious group in America according to the number of adherents. Gallup and U.S. census puts us at #9.

*    From 1980 to 1990 churches of Christ were the sixth fastest growing religious group in the United States.

*    Churches of Christ can be found in 2,417 countries (2,965 total) in the United States, and for our size we are the best-dispersed religious group.

*    Churches of Christ rank seventh in the number of career missionaries.

*  Population in the United States is now 3.4 times as large as it was at the beginning of this century, but membership among churches of Christ is 7.99 times as large as it was in 1906.

YEAR

CHURCHES

MEMBERS

US POP IN MIL

1848

1,891

119,698

 

1892

7,850

700,630

 

1906

2,649

159,658

85

1916

5,570

317,937

101

1926

6,226

433,714

117

1936

6,700

500,000

128

1945

8,000

600,000

139

1950

8,750

650,000

149

1955

9,000

700,000

165

1960

9,250

800,000

178

1965

9,500

915,000

194

1970

10,500

1,000,000

205

1980

12,762

1,240,820

226

1990

13,174

1,284,056

248

2000

13,032

1,264,152

274

2003

13,198

1,276,533

291

-Dan Chambers

the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (the church)-Mt.
16:18