Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod)

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) grew out of the Seceder Movement that broke with the Church of Scotland in the 1740s. It was organized in the United States in 1790. In 1822, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church split into northern and southern branches. The southern branch continues today as the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod). The church is a member of the International Conference of Reformed Churches.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 123 137 19,721
1929 118 138 20,141
1935 116 138 22,501
1936 - 141 21,981
1937 - 118 21,585
1943 - 145 23,491
1944 - 142 23,385
1947 - 142 24,651
1950 100 146 25,706
1951 100 146 26,544
1952 107 145 26,330
1953 107 146 27,171
1955 102 147 27,116
1956 109 147 27,467
1957 118 148 27,560
1958 115 148 27,561
1960 108 147 27,397
1961 132 144 27,690
1962 127 144 27,879
1963 134 143 27,114
1964 131 144 26,703
1965 120 143 27,464
1966 131 143 27,758
1968 136 144 28,312
1969 134 145 28,273
1970 145 145 28,427
1971 144 147 28,443
1972 154 108 28,711
1973 162 152 31,347
1974 166 153 31,154
1975 170 154 31,358
1976 171 157 31,854
1977 171 158 31,867
1978 170 158 32,139
1979 179 159 31,964
1980 171 156 31,518
1983 202 170 35,934
1984 217 170 35,467
1985 214 172 36,543
1987 224 179 37,585
1988 237 181 36,949
1989 245 182 38,274
1990 247 189 37,988
1991 247 189 38,552
1992 254 196 38,763
1994 270 206 38,936
1995 279 207 38,996
1996 310 215 39,840
1997 325 238 40,060
1998 325 244 40,113
2000 357 255 41,500
2001 366 257 40,861
2002 381 264 40,905
2003 399 268 40,703
2004 401 256 41,019
2007 441 283 44,988
2008 449 296 39,681

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]


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