Social Brethren

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Social Brethren church was founded in 1867 by people who had left several different evangelical churches.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 21 22 1,800
1935 22 19 1,214
1940 - 14 521
1951 - 22 1,001
1954 34 23 1,278
1955 34 25 1,470
1956 43 26 900
1957 36 26 1,468
1958 39 28 1,521
1959 36 28 1,548
1960 35 28 1,581
1961 36 28 1,629
1962 34 29 1,622
1965 38 30 1,540
1966 42 31 -
1967 43 31 1,663
1968 49 31 1,647
1969 49 32 1,685
1971 42 31 1,672
1972 43 33 1,699
1974 44 34 1,722
1975 47 30 1,784

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]