We in the Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD) publish an annual Statistical Profile on the state of the United Church of Christ, past and present. Click here to access the free, downloadable PDF of this year’s Profile, which includes statistics on congregations, membership, and finances. This year, there are also two Special Reports–the first on congregational growth, outreach, and budgets/finances and the second on highlights from the Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2015 National Survey of Congregations.
This year’s edition also contains reflection questions for local church leaders in order to contextualize some of these larger trends within congregational settings. This is an important annual resource for churches, Associations, Conferences, national setting entities, and seminaries, among others.
We also provide a ready-to-use Power Point presentation so individuals can utilize the various charts for presentations, sermon illustrations, and other resources. We simply ask that you cite CARD when using any of the charts, statistics, or text found within the Profile. Of course, if you do use this resource, please share it with our office! We always enjoy seeing the ways that the statistics are used throughout the wider church.