International Council of Community Churches

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Denominational Profile

History

National Council of Community Churches

renamed toInternational Council of Community Churches (1946)

 

The International Council of Community Churches was founded in 1946 as an association of interdenominational community (mostly liberal Protestant) congregations.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1983 245 250 173,500
1984 300 290 185,000
1986 - 350 200,000
1987 350 350 200,000
1988 350 200 200,000
1989 350 200 250,000
1990 350 210 250,000
1991 - 398 250,000
1992 616 410 500,000
1993 616 423 500,000
1994 619 423 500,000
1995 501 517 250,000
1998 263 150 250,000
1999 296 180 200,000
2000 352 217 200,263
2002 340 192 115,812
2003 374 126 108,806
2004 374 137 108,806
2005 374 150 108,806
2006 591 157 73,174
2009 628 137 69,276

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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