Missionary Bands of the World

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Missionary Bands of the World

merged intoWesleyan Methodist Church of America (1843)

In 1958, the Missionary Bands of the World merged into the Wesleyan Methodist Church (now a constituent part of the Wesleyan Church).

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 5 229
1942 - 7 258
1944 - 6 190
1946 - 6 200
1950 32 7 236
1951 - 8 203
1952 24 10 1,000
1953 26 11 237
1954 26 11 236
1955 - 11 236
1956 23 11 140

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]