Church of the United Brethren in Christ

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Denominational Profile

History

United Brethren in Christ

split into  Church of the United Brethren in Christ (1889)

 

The Church of the United Brethren in Christ was founded by conservative members of the United Brethren in Christ who rejected the new constitution adopted by its general conference in 1889. It is sometimes called United Brethren of Christ (Old Constitution).

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 342 397 19,801
1929 326 338 16,372
1935 374 344 17,360
1936 - 248 15,401
1936 - 317 18,544
1937 - 344 17,360
1950 175 320 19,366
1951 - 329 19,723
1953 127 316 20,014
1954 215 318 20,221
1955 247 314 19,971
1956 270 328 20,031
1957 283 426 27,050
1958 290 321 19,623
1959 294 328 20,896
1960 298 328 21,133
1961 293 313 20,405
1962 270 315 21,684
1964 - 321 22,439
1965 294 310 22,586
1966 290 281 28,035
1968 325 340 24,457
1969 311 300 24,061
1970 197 300 26,080
1971 - 296 26,643
1972 255 284 26,409
1973 294 285 26,335
1974 295 276 26,335
1975 279 270 27,286
1976 290 281 28,035
1981 303 258 27,154
1982 382 256 26,869
1989 382 252 25,462
1990 382 260 25,775
1992 494 251 26,879
1993 543 239 24,616
1994 507 239 24,671
1996 431 234 24,137
1997 449 228 23,585
2002 323 217 22,740
2004 210 215 23,000
2008 350 200 20,500

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]