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Posted by: Fascinated in the Midwest ( )
Date: March 24, 2023 04:43PM

The numbers certainly are not rising at a large, local mainline congregation in this town. Despite a brand building opened a year or so prior to the pandemic, new programs and new partnerships, those efforts are not reflected in the headcount.

The publicly-available annual report for 2022 reveals:

2020 members = 635
2021 members = 690
2022 members = 691

2022 gains - 15, including 8 youth and 7 adults.

2022 losses - 14

Baptisms - 9 youth, 1 adult

A bit of creative accounting to include the youth, otherwise 2022 would have ended lower.

Nothing new to anyone who reads this board, whether for LDS numbers or any other church.

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Posted by: madeguy ( )
Date: March 24, 2023 08:58PM

Well, the thing is dying, obviously. Why would anyone want to join the Mormon church in this day and age?

The church continues to reel in misfits and needy people looking for a special connection to God. But, the Mormon heyday is past. Even misfits are skeptical now.

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