Diocese of Arkansas Grows Again

According to recently released research, the Episcopal Church in Arkansas grew in 2011, one of 27 domestic dioceses that did. (The diocese was also one of only 8 dioceses that grew in 2010.)

The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs announced:

“Twenty-seven domestic dioceses showed growth in membership in the past year: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Dallas, Fort Worth, Maine, Maryland, Navajo Missions, Nevada, North Carolina, Northern Michigan, Northwest Texas, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Quincy, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southeast Florida, Southwestern Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Tennessee, West Missouri, Wyoming.”

According to the report on diocesan membership and attendance [PDF], membership in the diocese grew from 13,469 in 2010 to 13,497 in 2011, an increase of 0.2 percent. Average Sunday attendance for the diocese grew from 4,656 in 2010 to 4,843, an increase of 4.0 percent.

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