Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in North America. It is often referred to as The Christian Church, The Disciples of Christ, or more simply as The Disciples. The Christian Church was a charter participant in the formation of both the World Council of Churches and the Federal Council of Churches (now the National Council of Churches), and it continues to be engaged in ecumenical conversations.

The Disciples’ local churches are congregationally governed. In 2008 there were 679,563 members in 3,714 congregations in North America. As of 2011, their website claims 661,544 members in 3,646 congregations. This difference indicates a decline of 18,019 members and a loss of 68 congregations across those three years.

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