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Denominational Profile

History

Congregationalist Churches
Christian Church

merged intoCongregational Christian Churches (1930)

merged intoUnited Church of Christ (1957)

   

split into  Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (1945)
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (1955)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1931 - - 910,828
1933 - - 1,024,887
1935 5,912 6,129 1,012,953
1937 - 6,109 1,030,914
1939 - 6,041 1,049,575
1941 - 5,827 1,052,701
1943 - 5,753 1,075,401
1946 - - 1,140,824
1947 - 5,640 1,157,764
1949 5,744 5,679 1,204,789
1951 5,789 5,620 1,241,477
1952 5,760 5,597 1,269,466
1953 5,816 5,573 1,283,754
1954 5,764 5,425 1,298,205
1955 5,938 5,561 1,342,045
1956 6,014 5,549 1,379,394
1957 6,011 5,544 1,392,632
1958 6,041 5,341 1,381,124
1959 - 5,447 1,414,959
1960 6,224 5,401 1,427,863
1961 6,287 5,402 1,436,884

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]