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Mennonite Church USA approves pastors performing same-sex weddings

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Count the Mennonite Church USA among the denominations passing resolutions over same-sex weddings, pastor officiations, and other hot-button issues. But it is not coming without cost as it loses over 15 percent ...

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Membership slide continues in mainline Episcopal Church

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Membership in the Episcopal Church continues to decline. In one report, the number of baptized members dropped from 1.798 million to approximately 1.736 million between 2019 and 2020, resulting in a reduction of about ...

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In Moscow, Idaho, ‘Christian Reconstructionists’ thrive amid Evangelical turmoil

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Evangelical groups in the U.S. are facing dwindling numbers. And a messy cultural fight over the direction of the movement might serve to drive further defections. But while some of the largest Protestant denominations in ...

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Presbyterian Church (USA) is latest denomination to report losing membership, congregations

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The Presbyterian Church (USA) is the latest denomination to report troubling membership losses. The PCUSA lost approximately 56,000 active members and closed more than 100 congregations in 2020, according to a recent ...

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U.S. church membership drops below 50 percent for first time

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Less than half of Americans now say they belong to a house of worship, which is the lowest number since polling began in the mid-1930s. The decline is part of a continued ...

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Gallup: Church membership plunging across nation

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Results of a 20-year study by Gallup reveals a startling trend in church membership. The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 ...

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Church is hard work, not a private jet

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We don’t like inconvenience, do we? Let’s face it–if you had a choice of an easy path or a rocky one, which would you take? Many would choose the path of least ...

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