Churches of Christ in Christian Union

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Denominational Profile

History

Reformed Methodist Church

merged intoChurches of Christ in Christian Union (1909)

 

Christian Union

split into  

 

The Churches of Christ in Christian Union is a Holiness church founded in 1909 by former members of the Christian Union.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1936 - 86 3,568
1942 - 113 4,000
1950 185 208 5,309
1951 212 175 5,740
1952 225 220 10,000
1953 269 182 10,200
1954 252 192 10,500
1955 287 197 10,900
1957 254 205 11,500
1960 256 200 5,799
1961 243 207 6,270
1962 297 213 7,036
1963 305 215 7,040
1964 273 225 6,980
1965 285 228 7,514
1967 318 240 7,928
1968 297 242 7,930
1969 305 242 8,100
1971 223 244 8,741
1973 296 216 8,771
1974 238 245 9,786
1975 238 260 10,100
1976 238 262 10,177
1978 238 262 10,177
1979 562 262 10,300
1980 482 251 11,943
1984 371 241 11,346
1985 373 260 11,400
1987 387 260 11,037
1988 360 260 10,418
1989 317 250 9,674
1990 474 214 9,221
1991 479 240 10,349
1993 484 240 10,400
1998 540 226 9,858
2000 601 216 10,104
2002 640 233 10,473
2003 628 228 11,504
2005 341 231 10,645
2007 339 227 11,164
2008 328 230 11,234

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]