Note: this well-intentioned article is the subject of an embarrassing correction. By Kirk Petersen You may have seen the headlines: “Has the Last Episcopalian Been Born?”; “Episcopal Church Will Cease to Have Sunday Worship Attendance in 30 Years”; “Episcopal Church Continues Uninterrupted Decline.” All real headlines, some of them served up by a small coterie of … [Read more...] about The Fastest-Growing Episcopal Churches
By Kirk Petersen The Episcopal Church's attendance and membership continued to decline in 2018 while plate and pledge income were roughly flat, according to annual data drawn from the parochial reports that all churches are required to submit. In domestic dioceses for 2018: Baptized membership was 1.68 million, down 2.1% from 2017 and down 18.5% since 2008. … [Read more...] about Episcopal Membership Continues to Decline
The Anglican Consultative Committee’s standing committee has authorized a study of ACC membership and support. Members of the standing committee said the group will include primates, bishops, other clergy, and laity. The group will recommend how the ACC can better reflect the membership of Anglican churches across the world. The group is expected to make recommendations to … [Read more...] about Membership and Money
Five denominational building funds will gather in an October symposium to discuss challenges related to underused church buildings. “Now What? A Symposium on Repurposing Our Buildings, Our Outreach, Our Stewardship, Our Leadership” will bring together the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the … [Read more...] about Church Buildings: Now What?