Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

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Denominational Profile

History

Congregational Christian Churches

split into  Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (1945)

 

The conference was founded in 1945 by conservative ministers and members of the Congregational Christian Churches who opposed the merger that created the United Church of Christ.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1961 71 34 6,090
1962 82 44 6,652
1963 102 52 10,255
1964 123 57 11,034
1965 151 68 12,307
1966 170 80 13,513
1967 162 86 14,404
1968 176 92 15,127
1969 192 100 16,219
1970 196 110 17,328
1971 225 120 19,416
1972 247 121 20,400
1973 264 126 21,014
1974 276 127 21,975
1975 289 131 22,349
1976 318 130 21,977
1977 337 130 22,171
1978 364 130 22,750
1979 365 135 23,751
1980 372 132 24,410
1981 362 138 25,011
1982 354 140 26,008
1983 367 148 26,765
1984 386 157 28,383
1985 391 163 28,624
1986 424 170 28,948
1987 452 175 29,429
1988 457 176 29,015
1989 457 180 28,413
1990 485 178 28,355
1991 505 176 28,035
1992 513 188 30,387
1993 541 201 36,864
1995 522 219 -
1996 - - 38,788
1997 517 227 38,956
1998 541 236 38,996
1999 545 242 40,414
2001 531 256 40,857
2002 539 259 40,041
2004 537 272 42,725
2005 566 275 42,838
2007 598 284 41,772
2008 578 296 42,149
2009 522 298 42,296

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]