Recently some of my classmates have been fawning over a "State of ECUSA report" from 2002. It does look good.. but what is the real picture?
Good news for the D of TN.
Fr. Cheney, chairman of the House of Deputies’ Committee on the State of the Church, distributed a page of “Episcopal Fast Facts: 2002-2004” that showed the church’s membership at 2,247,819 as of 2004. That figure represents a 2 percent decrease from 2,284,233 members in 2003, a 4 percent drop over five years and a 7 percent drop in 10 years.Decreases in ASA are similar. In 2004 ASA was 795,765, a decrease of 3 percent from 823,017 in 2003. It has decreased 5 percent in five years and 4 percent in ten years.
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Interesting financial data… you’ll need Excel
An interesting graphic
some of this is older stuff but it's good.