'We Are Not Dying, We Are Reforming,' Says PCUSA Leader Amid Report on Declining Membership

"While still the largest Presbyterian denomination in the country, in 2016 PCUSA saw a loss of nearly 90,000 members, slipping below the 1.5 million-member mark. This is nearly 300,000 fewer members than in 2013."

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Bert Perry's picture

....whistlin' past the graveyard.  Whenever I hear an executive talking like that, five will get you ten that within a month, he has "left the company to pursue new opportunities". 

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

TylerR's picture


To: PCUSA Denomination

From: Real Christians

SUBJ: Your Existence

Encl: The Bible


     Please continue dying.

                  Sincerely Yours,

                  Real Christians.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Joeb's picture

The decline should be expected when you thumb your nose at the Lord.  No real activity of the Holy Spirit in those churches in years.  Most of their churches only have Senior Citizens attending.  It's kind of like the court watchers that used to make the rounds at the Federal Court House for entertainment. 

josh p's picture

This reminds me of a time I was on a concrete job and a neighbor came over and asked for advice on making a concrete sign for their church. Naturally I asked what church it was and she named a Presbyterian one. I asked if they were PCUSA or PCA. Her response? "I can't remember but we're the ones that don't think God hates gays and women."