Netherlands Reformed Congregations

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Denominational Profile

History

Ledeboerian Churches
Churches of the Cross

merged intoNetherlands Reformed Congregations (1907)

 

The Netherlands Reformed Congregations was founded in 1907 in the Netherlands when two Reformed groups, the Churches of the Cross and the Ledeboerian Churches, merged.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1954 8 20 5,104
1955 8 22 5,408
1956 5 15 -
1957 5 15 2,184
1958 4 14 2,223
1959 4 14 2,300
1960 4 14 2,500
1971 - 22 7,319
1973 10 23 7,447
1975 4 13 4,878
1978 4 14 4,904
1979 3 14 4,876
1980 4 14 5,000
1981 6 24 8,552
1982 6 24 8,760
1983 7 24 8,889
1984 4 14 5,250
1989 6 15 5,169
1990 7 15 5,212
1991 7 15 5,250
1992 9 15 5,336
1993 5 15 4,374
1996 7 15 4,465
1997 8 23 8,753
1998 11 23 8,930
1999 12 24 9,047
2000 9 25 9,320
2001 9 26 9,395
2002 10 27 9,500
2003 10 27 9,524
2007 10 26 10,080
2008 10 26 10,080

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]