-NCC Report: US Church Membership Actually Increased!

image In spite of all of the reported secularization of the American culture, church membership in the United States actually increased in the last year. US church membership reported in the National Council of Churches 2010 Yearbook was up 0.49 percent over 2009 with 147,383,631 members.

Pentecostal denominations continued to grow including Assembles of God and the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee).

Mainline churches continued to decline including also the Southern Baptists and Missouri Lutherans. While unorthodox churches like the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses continued to grow.

Even the Catholic Church showed some growth this year probably due to an influx of new immigrants from Latin America.

Read the rest of my article along with my ‘Response’ and take that ‘Spiritual Gifts’ are an obvious factor in church growth: <<On my Apologetica blog>>           *Top 

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