The Fall 2017 UCC Statistical Profile is now available from the Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD) of the UCC in Cleveland. CARD is a church-wide resource whose task is to gather, provide, and interpret information and trends for the purpose of illuminating the past, realizing the present, and envisioning the future of the United Church of Christ in the larger context. They collect, analyze, maintain and report data for wider church use, including this annual statistical profile based directly from data gathered during the annual yearbook reporting from local congregations.
To view the latest trends and statistics on congregations, members, ministers, and various aspects of ministry, a printable PDF is available on the CARD website at this link: http://www.ucc.org/research_statistics-and-reports.
This year’s Profile includes three Special Reports about Global Ministries, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), and UCC Environmental Ministries. As always, this report provides a closer look at overall congregational and ministerial demographics, as well as stewardship and finances, providing reflective questions for church councils and planning committees throughout the resource.