Rural Church Life in the Middle West; As Illustrated by Clay County, Iowa, and Jennings County, Indiana, with Comparative Data from Studies of Thirty-Five Middle Western Counties

Rural Church Life in the Middle West; As Illustrated by Clay County, Iowa, and Jennings County, Indiana, with Comparative Data from Studies of Thirty-Five Middle Western Counties

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...have been at a lower rate than the gains of population, while a decline of population often brings with it a still more rapid The charts in this chapter refer to Clay County only. decline of church membership. In 1920 thirty-five counties studied had 18 per cent of their population as active members in Protestant churches, whereas in Clay County, as has been seen, the proportion of church members was 27 per cent. The average church in Clay County has 135 members and in Jennings County eighty-seven, as compared with an average membership of ninety-three for the thirtyfive specimen counties in this region. One-third of the churcbes in Clay County and nearly half the churches in Jennings have less than fifty members. In this respect Jennings tallies almost exactly with the average for the thirty-five counties of the Middle West in which 47 per cent of the churches have less than fifty members, while the churches of Clay County are considerably larger. The churches gain mainly by enlisting Sunday school scholars, through protracted meetings and through classes to prepare for NUMBER OF CHURCHES GAINING & LOSING IN ONE YEAR PERIOD 33 PROTESTANT CHURCHES 3 Churches lost 9 Churches remained stationary 21 Churches gained BH IEH Less 5-10Over 10 7. than 5% RELATION OF SIZE OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP TO GAIN OF 11 CMURCMES OF 22 CMURCMES with memberships of less than 50 with memberships of 50 or more 33 V. _ did not gain SMALL CMURCMES LARGE CHURCHES (During past year) CHART III church membership. In Clay County there had been a net gain of more than 9 per cent during the year previous to the survey. Only 9 per cent of the thirty-three churches are losing, 29 per cent are stationary, while 62 per cent are adding members. Most of the gains are in the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236807634
  • 9781236807632