Stated Clerk Releases 2013 Stats on the PCA

This morning, Roy Taylor, stated clerk of the General Assembly, released the 2013 statistical report on the PCA. These statistics serve as one tool to measure the health of the PCA’s churches and of the denomination as a whole. Every year, these numbers fluctuate for a variety of reasons. These particular figures are compared to the numbers in 2012.

In 2013 . . .

  • Churches and missions – 1,808, an increase of 21
  • Total professions of faith – 9,237, a decrease of 8
  • Ministers – 4,416, an increase of 95
  • Candidates for ministry – 366, a decrease of 202
  • Licentiates – 88, a decrease of 40
  • Total membership (communicants, ministers and non-communicants)– 367,033, an increase of 3,014
  • Total family units – 139,364, an increase of 2,033
  • Sunday school attendance – 103,911, a decrease of 1,624
  • Per capita giving – $2,654, an increase of $74
  • Per capita benevolences – $464, an increase of $24
  • Total reported contributions – $ 763,985,123 , an increase of $26,817,256

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