Disciples of Christ on Track to Lose Half of Membership

August 29, 2019
Disciples of Christ on Track to Lose Half of Membership

  • The Disciples of Christ is on track to lose about half their membership within a decade, according to a report from the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
  • The report says the Disciples of Christ, also known as the Christian Church, had a membership decline by 7 percent.
  • The church had 411,000 members in 2017. In 2018, that number dropped to 382,000.
  • The report said that worship attendance for the church also fell. In 2017, there were about 139,000 counted attending worship. That number was 124,000 in 2018.
  • The report also showed that the number of baptisms also fell, going from 4,300 in 2017 to 3,700 in 2018.

“At the current rate, the denomination will shrink by another 50 percent within a decade,” said Jeff Walton, author of the group’s report. “This annual rate of decline exceeds that of the Presbyterian Church (USA) which reported a nearly 5 percent membership drop for the year 2018 and held the distinction of ‘fastest declining’ for much of the decade.”

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