Sunday, February 17, 2008

Update Part 2: 2007 Church Survey Statistics - Slight Improvement

Mission Memo, along with Disciples Today, conducts an annual survey on a section of the International Churches of Christ (Anti-McKean Churches).

The estimated membership at the end of 2006 was 88,597.

A possible 3.3% decline is forecast from 2006, and a 36.6% decline from peak membership (135,046) in 2002.

Church participation from Africa:
Membership for 2007: 9,924
8 Churches expect to participate from Africa:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 936

Church participation from Eurasia:
Membership for 2007: 3,730
17 Churches expect to participate from Eurasia:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 3,072

Church participation from Europe:
Membership for 2007: 1,314
25 Churches expect to participate from Europe:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 839

Church participation from the Middle East:
Membership for 2007: 137
4 Churches expect to participate from the Middle East:
Combine membership (undisclosed added) since 2006 survey: 185

Church participation from Asia/Pacific:
Membership for 2007: 15,495
28 Churches expect to participate from Asia/Pacific:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 1,760

Church participation from the Caribbean:
Membership for 2007: 1,501
7 Churches expect to participate from the Caribbean:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 615

Church participation from Latin America:
Membership for 2007: 10,795
10 Churches expect to participate from Latin America:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 1,006
(Previously Mexico, Mexico City 3,906 now 3,904 / Puerto Rico, San Juan 120 added, not displayed before)

Church participation from Canada/United States:
Membership for 2007: 31,929
37 Churches expect to participate from Canada/United States:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 2,431
(Previously U.S. Detroit 303 now 304; U.S. San Antonio 301 now 304; U.S. San Juan 130 now 120; U.S. Raleigh appeared twice 275 and 525 now 525 / U.S. Chapel Hill 275 added to compensate Raleigh?)

TOTAL
Current Membership for 2007: 74,825

136 Churches expect to participate in 2007 Church Survey:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 10,844

Target: 88,597
Possible estimate: 85,669
Difference: 2,928
% Down: 3.3%


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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

2007 Church Survey Statistics Going Down

Mission Memo, along with Disciples Today, conducts an annual survey on a section of the International Churches of Christ (Anti-McKean Churches).

The estimated membership at the end of 2006 was 88,597.

A possible 4.2% decline is forecast from 2006, and a 37.2% decline from peak membership (135,046) in 2002.

Church participation from Africa:
Membership for 2007: 9,837
9 Churches expect to participate from Africa:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 1,027

Church participation from Eurasia:
Membership for 2007: 3,693
18 Churches expect to participate from Eurasia:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 3,121

Church participation from Europe:
Membership for 2007: 1,068
31 Churches expect to participate from Europe:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 1,085

Church participation from the Middle East:
Membership for 2007: 137
4 Churches expect to participate from the Middle East:
Combine membership (undisclosed added) since 2006 survey: 185

Church participation from Asia/Pacific:
Membership for 2007: 14,213
34 Churches expect to participate from Asia/Pacific:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 2,800

Church participation from the Caribbean:
Membership for 2007: 679
10 Churches expect to participate from the Caribbean:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 1,527

Church participation from Latin America:
Membership for 2007: 6,257
43 Churches expect to participate from Latin America:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 5,166

Church participation from Canada/United States:
Membership for 2007: 27,963
61 Churches expect to participate from Canada/United States:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 6,093

TOTAL
Current Membership for 2007: 63,847

210 Churches expect to participate in 2007 Church Survey:
Combine membership since 2006 survey: 21,004

Target: 88,597
Possible estimate: 84,851
Difference: 3,746
% Down: 4.2%


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