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Denominational Profile

History

Evangelical Synod of North America
(German) Reformed Church in the United States

merged intoEvangelical and Reformed Church (1934)

merged intoUnited Church of Christ (1957)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 2,578 2,915 920,589
1937 - 2,915 833,790
1939 - 2,861 658,571
1941 - 2,850 662,953
1943 - 2,835 675,958
1946 - 2,791 708,382
1949 678 2,754 726,361
1951 2,480 2,746 735,941
1952 2,494 2,725 751,003
1953 2,539 2,735 761,335
1954 2,568 2,735 761,842
1955 2,573 2,732 774,277
1956 2,602 2,736 784,270
1957 2,613 2,727 800,042
1958 2,653 2,731 806,365
1959 2,715 2,742 809,137
1960 2,800 2,726 813,271
1961 2,837 2,718 817,951

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]


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