Christian Congregation, Inc., The

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Christian Congregation is an evangelical organization which dates to 1798. After a brief association with the Christian Church movement of Barton Stone, it incorporated in 1887.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 - 2 150
1940 - 7 1,250
1942 - 22 3,200
1944 - 26 3,820
1947 - 38 4,260
1950 77 - -
1951 78 73 6,127
1952 83 72 7,260
1953 102 87 9,987
1954 108 95 10,220
1955 138 138 12,860
1956 140 142 14,890
1957 156 156 15,260
1958 169 164 16,240
1959 180 167 26,240
1960 - 178 31,280
1961 208 187 35,376
1962 227 206 39,140
1963 249 228 40,790
1964 257 237 42,419
1965 254 245 43,734
1966 258 251 44,914
1967 263 256 45,767
1968 264 257 45,995
1969 260 257 46,224
1970 265 260 50,801
1971 267 263 51,310
1972 305 297 52,585
1973 371 363 55,090
1974 506 495 59,600
1975 767 748 67,784
1976 1,131 1,107 79,230
1977 1,137 1,120 80,411
1978 1,144 1,133 81,604
1979 1,169 1,159 83,199
1980 1,275 1,266 89,379
1981 1,435 1,426 100,245
1982 1,443 1,435 100,694
1983 1,438 1,429 101,351
1984 1,446 1,438 102,813
1985 1,449 1,441 103,990
1986 1,455 1,450 105,478
1987 1,461 1,456 106,831
1988 1,460 1,456 107,902
1989 1,457 1,454 108,881
1990 1,455 1,453 109,919
1991 1,450 1,447 110,716
1992 1,433 1,437 111,324
1993 1,433 1,437 112,437
1994 1,433 1,437 112,437
1995 1,429 1,431 113,259
1996 1,435 1,437 114,685
1997 1,438 1,438 115,881
1998 1,438 1,438 117,309
1999 1,437 1,438 118,209
2000 1,438 1,439 119,391
2003 1,567 1,482 120,972
2004 1,575 1,496 122,181

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]