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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Churches of Christ world 1,600,000 - 13,000
units
- 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 53. (Campbell-Stone movement) "The most conservative wing, the Churches of Christ, has more listed congregations (over 13,000)... in part because it has generally favored small and intimate churches... inclusive membership of over 1.6 million... "
Churches of Christ world 6,400,000 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Christian Denominations in the World "; Rank: #10; Listed in table as "Churches of Christ "
Churches of Christ world 2,000,000 - 15,000
units
81
countries
1998 *LINK* official web site Most recent dependable estimate lists more than 15,000 individual churches of Christ. The "Christian Herald " estimates total membership of the churches of Christ is now 2,000,000. ...congreg. in all 50 states & more than 80 other countries. (Campbellite)
Churches of Christ world 2,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Original source: Church of Christ official web site the group initially splintered from the Presbyterian church
Churches of Christ world 2,000,000 - 15,000
units
81
countries
1999 *LINK* Web site: Bristol Road Churches of Christ (Flint Michigan); web page: "Who are the churches of Christ? and what do they believe in? " by Batsell Barrett Baxter. (viewed 11 June 1999) "The most recent dependable estimate lists more than 15,000 individual churches of Christ. The 'Christian Herald,' a general religious publication which presents statistics concerning all the churches, estimates that the total membership of the churches of Christ is now 2,000,000. There are more than 7000 men who preach publicly. Membership of the church is heaviest in the southern states of the United States, particularly Tennessee and Texas, though congregations exist in each of the fifty states and in more than 80 foreign countries. "
Churches of Christ Wyoming 2,159 0.48% 32
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,575. [Listed as 'Churches of Christ.']
Churches of Christ Wyoming - 0.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Churches of Christ Wyoming - 1.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Church of Christ "
Churches of Christ Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) 500 0.00% 10
units
- 1995 *LINK* official web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Churches of Christ Zambia 31,580 0.38% 558
units
- 1995 *LINK* official web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Churches of Christ Zimbabwe 7,350 0.07% 210
units
- 1995 *LINK* official web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Churches of Christ (Non-Instrumental) USA 1,284,056 - - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Religions and Health Care " by Fr. J Mahoney, M.Div.; web page: "Membership Reported " (viewed 20 Feb. 1999); [Orig. source: J. Gordon Melton. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 6th edition, copyright 1999, Gale Publishing] Table: "Membership Reported "; 3 key columns: "Religious Group ", "Year ", "Membership " (which always specifies location, whether U.S., North America, or Total]; listed in table as "Churches of Christ (Non-Instrumental) "
Churches of Christ - missionaries world 1,000 - - 75
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 92. "A vigorous missionary program is carried on in 75 nations outside the U.S... Counting native workers in the foreign field and mission activities within the U.S., more than 1,000 missionaries or evangelists are supported by groups other than those to which they preach. "
Churches of Christ - missionaries world 450 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: Bristol Road Churches of Christ (Flint Michigan); web page: "Who are the churches of Christ? and what do they believe in? " by Batsell Barrett Baxter. (viewed 11 June 1999) "Missionary expansion has been most extensive since the second World War in Europe, Asia and Africa.More than 450 full time workers are supported in foreign countries. "
Churches of Christ in Christian Union USA 10,349 - 240
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Churches of Christ in Christian Union. "
Churches of Christ in Christian Union USA 10,400 - - - 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Churches of Christ in Christian Union USA 9,858 - 226
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as 'Church Christ in Christian Union'. In table this is a separate entry from 'Christian Union, Churches of Christ in'. But no other body in table has the name of 'Christ Church in Christian Union', and it may be that this is an error on the part of the book.]
Churches of Christ in Christian Union USA 10,400 - 240
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Christian Union, Churches of Christ in
Churches of Christ in Christian Union USA 10,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Christian Organizations "; "Membership numbers, as supplied by various denominations "
Churches of Christ in Christian Union world 3,500 - 86
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 162. "An offshoot of Christian Union is the Church (or Churches) of Christ in Christian Union of Ohio. The breach occurred in 1909 over holiness... fundamentalist, stressing entire sanctification... There are 86 churches with 3,500 members. "
Churches of Christ in Christian Union world 11,400 - 260
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 20th Century Holiness; pg. 218. "Churches of Christ in Christian Union... Circleville, OH [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1985 the churches reported 11,400 members, 260 congregations... "
Churches of Christ in Christian Union world 11,400 - 260
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 93. "...it now reaches into 17 states and several countries abroad... There is a total of 11,400 members in 260 churches. "
Churches of Christ in Christian Union world 10,350 - 240
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Churches of Christ in Malawi Malawi 20,000 0.19% 45
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Malawi " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Churches of Christ in Malawi (CCM)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 10.8 million... Members/Congregations: 20,000/45. "
Churches of God (Independent Holiness People) world - - 15
units
3
countries
1972 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 209. "Churches of God (Independent Holiness People)... Fort Scott, KS [H.Q.]... In 1922 the Church of God (Independent Holiness People) & the Church of God (Unity Holiness People) united to become the Church of God (Holiness). However, some members of the Church of God (Independent Holiness People), those often referred to as the sovreignty faction & most committed to the strong sovreignty of the local congregation, did not join the merger. They reorganized & established H.Q. at Ft. Scott, Kansas. The continuing church has no doctrinal differences with the Church of God (Holiness), only distinctive by its firm allegiance to a congregational government... Membership is concentrated in the Southwest. Missionary work is conducted in Japan & Mexico & among American Indians in South Dakota & Wyoming. Membership: Not reported. In 1972, 15 churches were represented at the annual convention. "
Churches of God General Conference Alabama 5 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 04. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Arizona - - 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Arkansas 402 0.02% 11
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 329. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Arkansas - - 10
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference California 337 0.00% 10
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 256. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference California - - 9
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Illinois 4,380 0.04% 29
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 3,526. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Illinois - - 28
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Indiana 3,796 0.07% 22
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,963. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Indiana - - 22
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Iowa 658 0.02% 10
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 523. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Iowa - - 9
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Kansas 182 0.01% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 147. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Kansas - - 4
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Kentucky 276 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 223. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Louisiana 81 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 62. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Louisiana - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Maryland 1,759 0.04% 19
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,410. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Maryland - - 14
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Michigan 253 0.00% 8
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 200. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Michigan - - 7
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Mississippi 90 0.00% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 70. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Mississippi - - 2
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Missouri 1,500 0.03% 15
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,192. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Missouri - - 13
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference New Mexico 57 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 39. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Ohio 4,349 0.04% 35
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 3,396. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Ohio - - 35
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Oklahoma 821 0.03% 16
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 652. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Oklahoma - - 16
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference Pennsylvania 21,642 0.18% 154
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 17,599. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference Pennsylvania - - 167
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference USA 35,000 - 353
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 158. "Membership: In 1987, the church reported 35,000 members, 353 congregations... in the U.S. "
Churches of God General Conference USA 41,499 - 352
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference USA 33,584 - 354
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Churches of God, General Conference. "
Churches of God General Conference USA 31,745 - 349
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Churches of God General Conference USA 31,557 - 342
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Chs. of God, General Conference
Churches of God General Conference West Virginia 911 0.05% 12
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 744. [Listed as 'Churches of God General Conference.']
Churches of God General Conference West Virginia - - 8
units
- 1997 *LINK* official church web site Figures based on their directory.
Churches of God General Conference world 40,000 - - 4
countries
1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 158. "Churches of God, General Conference... Findlay, OH [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1987, the church reported 35,000 members, 353 congregations... in the U.S. There were an additional 5,000 members in missions in India, Haiti, and Bangladesh. "


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