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.