This is the time of year when I spend hours analyzing and interpreting the latest annual data we’ve collected for the production of the UCC Yearbook & Directory. The Statistical Profile, the yearly compilation of this data, is the end result of this work and will be released in mid-October.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the stats that will be in the 2014 edition of the Profile. Enjoy!
UCC Key Facts and Figures (as of December 31, 2013)
+ Congregations: 5,116*
+ Members: 979,239
+ Average Membership: 193
+ Average Worship Attendance: 79
+ Christian Education/Faith Formation Program: 53.0% of congregations
+ Youth Program: 27.8% of congregations
+ Open and Affirming: 22.8% of congregations
+ Accessible: 82.7% of congregations
+ Web URL / Web Presence: 62.0% of congregations
– White/Euro-American: 87.2%
– African-American: 4.7%
– Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.8%
– Hispanic/Latino: 0.6%
– Native American: 0.5%
– Bi-Racial/Multi-Racial and Other: 3.2%
* The number of congregations increases to 5,245 if Schedule 1 and 2 congregations are included.
There will be several new features and analyses in the 2014 Statistical Profile, including a couple of special reports on new congregations and ministerial employment and compensation in the UCC; so be on the lookout for this new publication, which will be available for download on our website (and it’s free!).