Christian Union

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Christian Union (1864)

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split into  Churches of Christ in Christian Union (1909)

The Christian Union is an evangelical Protestant body organized in 1864.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 386 323 17,800
1929 302 328 19,500
1935 249 217 15,200
1937 - 220 15,400
1938 - 220 15,400
1957 108 115 7,497
1958 100 108 8,000
1959 93 122 7,300
1965 80 130 5,821
1969 85 109 5,461
1970 97 113 6,006
1973 139 108 5,301
1976 91 104 4,590
1979 96 108 5,463
1984 114 114 6,000
1992 558 240 9,790
2001 175 112 5,634
2002 220 111 6,153
2003 195 107 6,163
2005 - - 6,034
2008 225 107 4,014

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]