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The Future of the Churches of Christ: Christian College Attendance

Very interesting story in the Christian Chronicle, thanks to research by Flavil Yeakley. It seems that Church of Christ-affiliated universities are admitting fewer students who identify as members of the Churches of Christ. Here’s the data –

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Reruns: “Good News and Bad News” (mainly bad, as it turns out)

Churches of Christ in Decline? “Good News and Bad News” (revised) Posted on April 25, 2008 Dr. Flavil Yeakley, long the unofficial chief statistician of the Churches of Christ, has just published a booklet called “Good News and Bad News: A … Continue reading

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Churches of Christ: What, Me Worry?

On August 18, 2009, Phil Sanders published these statistics at his In “Search of the Lord’s Way” blog – Some Encouraging Statistics According to Flavil Yeakley, who presented this material at FHU a few years ago, one can say these … Continue reading

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Ed Stetzer on Reversing Our Decline: Infighting

A second issue is the infighting which defines so much of the SBC—its meetings, its churches, and its blogs. It is public knowledge that we do not always settle our differences amicably. The national caricature once again colors many local … Continue reading

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Ed Stetzer on Reversing Our Decline: Leaders

Back in April 2008, Ed Stetzer wrote a post on how to reverse the decline in the Southern Baptist Churches (SBC). He’s just followed that up with some additional thoughts following a year of experience and reflection. Stetzer is a … Continue reading

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What Is a “Church of Christ”?

The point has been well made in the comments here (thanks, CDG) and elsewhere that the numerical decline of the Churches is of far greater significance than the decision of some editor to remove 20 churches from a book that … Continue reading

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Yeakley States that Churches of Christ Are in Decline; Richland Hills In No Man’s Land

Several months ago, Flavil Yeakley, the unofficial statistician for the Churches of Christ, released a report called “Good News and Bad News for the Churches of Christ.” Although the numbers showed the Churches to be in decline (as reported first … Continue reading

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Churches of Christ in Decline? “Good News and Bad News” (revised)

Dr. Flavil Yeakley, long the unofficial chief statistician of the Churches of Christ, has just published a booklet called “Good News and Bad News: A Realistic Assessment of the Churches of Christ in the United States 2008.” It can be … Continue reading

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