Schwenkfelder Church in America

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Schwenkfelder Church in America, a small free church built around the teachings of German mystic Caspar Schwenkfeld, emerged at the time of the Protestant Reformation. It was brought to the United States by followers who arrived soon after the American Revolution.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 6 7 1,536
1929 7 6 1,698
1935 6 6 1,848
1937 - 6 1,957
1939 - 6 2,048
1942 - 5 2,050
1947 - 5 2,050
1950 5 5 2,400
1957 4 5 3,000
1958 5 5 2,500
1960 5 5 2,500
1962 4 5 2,300
1967 9 5 2,550
1974 8 5 2,520
1975 7 5 2,653
1976 9 5 2,748
1977 9 5 2,748
1981 11 5 2,763
1982 13 5 2,700
1983 11 5 3,001
1984 11 5 2,862
1985 10 5 2,881
1986 10 5 2,647
1987 9 5 2,666
1988 9 5 2,516
1989 10 5 2,461
1990 11 5 2,488
1991 10 5 2,489
1992 10 5 2,475
1993 10 5 2,421
1994 9 5 2,577
1995 9 5 2,524
2003 11 6 2,500
2005 11 6 2,500
2008 8 5 2,300

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]