Tag Archives: Decline

Is the Episcopal Church Going the Way of the Grange?

By the Rev. Dr. George Clifford. Republished by permission. First published in 2011. Ample evidence of the continuing numerical decline in The Episcopal Church (TEC) is widely available. The recent report, Episcopal Congregations Overview: Findings from the 2010 Faith Communities Today Survey, provides the latest documentation: • Over half (52%) of all Episcopal congregations are in communities of… Read More »

Things I Think

The following excellent observations on abuse of power and church is courtesy of the Rev. Richard Newnham, His blog is here. 1. I talk a lot about how the “business model” has usurped the “family model” of church governance…the “congregation” has replaced “employees” and they have as much say about how the church is run as the average… Read More »