lcms statistics

(Commentary) Annual statistical reporting: beyond the numbers

Synod Secretary Rev. Dr. John W. Sias provides more insight about Synodwide statistics for 2015, compared with previous years’ stories about numbers reported by LCMS congregations and districts.

LCMS congregations report statistics for 2014

With the highest percentage of congregations reporting in at least 15 years, their membership statistics are especially helpful for determining delegate representation at next year’s Synod convention.

Lower response clouds 2013 statistics for congregations

Only 3,591 congregations — 59 percent of all those in the Synod — report their financial and statistical information for 2013.

Congregations report record financial offerings for 2012

Total giving rises dramatically and Sunday school reports provide a “bright spot,” as membership declines continue.