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Berrien County, Michigan

Denominational Groups, 2000

36,279 13,511 120 25,366 904 86,273
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 0 -668 -48.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -143 -7.2%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -58 -14.6%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 -1 -3.1%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +2,942 13.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -41 -18.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -412 -28.4%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +160 48.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant -2 +552 57.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +17 2.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -1 -45 -33.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +175 45.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -1 -75 -17.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 -93 -14.5%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -3 -1.4%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +13 2.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +122 44.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +339 24.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +95 45.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 -260 -52.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -808 -8.3%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +333 1233.3%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant +1 -85 -24.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 0 +45 102.3%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -153 -9.7%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +1 +96 62.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -493 -24.7%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant -1 -139 -47.4%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +542 404.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +3 +729 8.9%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 0 +463 50.1%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 -6 -12.5%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -2 -1,332 -29.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -1,797 -25.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -734 -14.9%
  Totals: 0 -723 -1.0%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 161,378; in 2000 it was 162,453. The total population changed 0.7%. The adherent totals for 1990 (83,979) represent 52.0% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (76,180) include 46.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 35 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 35 groups had 74,535 adherents in 1990 and 73,812 adherents in 2000, for a change of -1.0%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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