Church Decline, Faithfulness, and Hope

While the reports of our death may be premature and exaggerated, our calling remains exactly the same:  to proclaim the good news of the risen and ascended Jesus Christ in season and out of season, that we may be found faithful on the Last Day.

Heading South: The Future of The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church has recently released its latest numbers, for 2018. The overall trajectory of recent decades continues, with ongoing decline in the number of worshipers, churches and members.

New TEC statistics: what do these numbers say?

It is clear that our membership losses continue to be consistent and chronic. There has thus far been no leveling off. The numbers also suggest that we are losing fewer people to dioceses departing than we are to people exiting their local Episcopal church.

Ecclesiometry

The Constantinian synthesis has run its course. One might well ask, then, in a world of apostolic mission, what might be the most helpful measure of ecclesial health and vitality?