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Sharlene Jean offers a sample of treated drinking water to a child living in a makeshift camp in Gresier, Haiti.

2010 State of the Church Report

Envisioning Tomorrow: From the Rich Heritage of Our Past and the Realities of the Present

We are pleased to bring you the 2010 State of the Church Report.

This annual snapshot of The United Methodist Church is a resource to help evaluate our current realities, to celebrate the momentum of our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, and to identify opportunities and challenges as we move forward in ministry. The findings in this report are helping to shape conversations around the future of the church and to inform strategic planning and measurement of success across the life of the denomination. We acknowledge challenges, but we also see signs of hope.

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Introduction

We are pleased to bring you the 2010 State of the Church Report. Read More

Membership

As of Dec. 31, 2008, The United Methodist Church had approximately 11 million professing members. Read More

Giving

Local churches in the U.S. reported more than $6.5 billion in contributions in 2008. Read More

Additional Resources

The information in this report has engaged leaders across The United Methodist Church in much-needed conversation. Read More

Conferences and Clergy

Annual Conferences As Of July 1, 2010 Read More

Congregational Life

Participants reported on their sense of belonging in the congregation and their financial commitments to the church. Read More