‘No matter how broken we may be’
The Christian Chronicle received 645 responses to our survey, “A…
In the United States, Churches of Christ are declining.
Every three years, 21st Century Christian publishes the directory “Churches of Christ in the United States.” Since 2006, these directories have shown a diminishing number of congregations and adherents (baptized believers and their families). The 2018 edition lists 11,965 Churches of Christ with combined adherents of 1,447,271 and notes an average annual change of -1.61 percent.
As the fellowship faces an uncertain future, The Christian Chronicle sought input from our readers through an online survey. Questions included:
In this series, we explore responses to the survey and seek input from ministers, ministry leaders, Bible professors and church scholars. We pray that these stories will help readers understand the current status of Churches of Christ in the U.S. We pray that they will inspire congregations toward greater unity and spark ideas about how we may work together and encourage each other to be the church God calls us to be.
Please join in the conversation in the comments section on any of these stories and send feedback to [email protected].
Following is a list of stories in this series.
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