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Kansas

Denominational Groups, 2000

421,135 457,109 2,721 405,844 40,426 1,361,183
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 -25 -10,128 -13.6%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant -1 +168 19.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +4 +1,938 7.5%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -279 -16.5%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +37 10.4%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 -80 -35.4%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +241 84.9%
Catholic Church Catholic -43 +36,603 9.9%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +506 89.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -35 -1,406 -2.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +29 +9,483 20.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +29 6.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant +1 -1,177 -13.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -1 +170 7.5%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant +2 +318 7.4%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -4 -272 -40.5%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +17 +3,415 20.2%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 0 -679 -15.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +5 +2,161 7.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -10 -336 -1.7%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +235 129.1%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +763 687.4%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +2 -2,679 -13.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,417 51.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant -4 -2,647 -5.9%
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +78 19.9%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant -1 +296 51.7%
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 +55 64.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant -2 -182 -8.3%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +14 -2,055 -33.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -2 -5,267 -60.3%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -15 -9,768 -53.5%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +9 +1,313 45.1%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +9 +2,240 126.2%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +3 +5,349 58.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -5 -433 -0.7%
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant -1 +157 3.5%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -20 -2,202 -13.3%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +212 53.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant -2 -1,518 -53.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 -248 -38.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant -4 -471 -26.1%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +1 -344 -45.9%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox -1 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant +1 -67 -14.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -14 -12,852 -20.2%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +3 +550 108.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 -29 -4.7%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant -3 +4,577 215.1%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant -1 -1,078 -12.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +36 +5,172 5.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 -15 -1.7%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -8 -4,054 -23.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -22 -31,842 -13.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant -8 +5,167 75.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -43 -4.4%
  Totals: -86 -9,501 -.7%

The population of these 105 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 2,477,574; in 2000 it was 2,688,418. The total population changed 8.5%. The adherent totals for 1990 (1,354,657) represent 54.7% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (1,327,235) include 49.4% of the 2000 population. There is sufficient data for 55 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 55 groups had 1,310,737 adherents in 1990 and 1,301,236 adherents in 2000, for a change of -.7%

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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