Christian Churches / Churches of Christ [Canada]

Christian Churches / Churches of Christ [Canada]

25 Grenville St #1507
Toronto ON M4Y 2X5
Canada

Attesting Officer
Russell Edson Kuykendall
Media Contact



First congregation organized: Cross Roads Christian Church, Cross Roads, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1810, by "Scotch Baptists" influenced by James and Robert Haldane of Edinburgh. Since the 1820s when the writings of Thomas and Alexander Campbell were widely circulated and reprinted in periodicals, these congregations have identified with the 19th-c. “Restoration Movement” (also known as, “Stone-Campbell Movement”) which came to be known as “Disciples of Christ.” In late 19th-c. Ontario, some congregations separated over the use of musical instruments into a group known as the a capella Churches of Christ. From the 1880s to the 1930s, Disciples of Christ migrating from Ontario and emigrating from the United States organized congregations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. From about 1948, when the Disciples of Christ in Canada first moved toward and, then, declared a formal denominational structure in 1968, 65-70 congregations across Canada did not identify with this structure preferring to remain free, congregationally governed fellowships. While especially in western Canada these congregations cooperate and fellowship with congregations identified with the Disciples of Christ in Canada, a capella Churches of Christ, and people and congregations of several other traditions, they generally tend to identify with the interpretation of the Restoration or Stone-Campbell Movement as exemplified by U.S. Christian Churches and Churches of Christ in affinity with the North American Christian Convention, an annual, non-delegated, preaching and teaching convention. (See "The Movement in Canada", Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2004, pp. 151-163).


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2004
5,500
10,000
4,000
9,500
65
2003
5,500
0
4,000
9,500
62
2002
5,185
0
3,740
8,825
65
1989
0
0
0
7,500
140
1988
5,997
0
0
5,997
69
1987
5,946
0
0
5,946
70
1986
5,946
0
0
5,946
70
1985
5,272
0
0
5,272
66
1983
5,100
0
0
5,100
66
1981
5,035
0
0
5,035
69
1980
4,713
0
0
4,713
66
1978
4,871
0
0
4,871
69
1976
4,948
0
0
4,948
69
1975
5,100
0
0
5,100
70
1974
5,100
0
0
5,100
76
1973
4,913
0
0
4,913
75
1971
5,036
0
0
5,036
77
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2004
75
15
15
105
2003
75
0
0
105
2002
75
0
0
105
1989
95
0
0
100
1988
74
0
0
74
1987
0
0
0
75
1986
0
0
0
75
1985
87
0
0
103
1981
63
0
0
112
1980
62
0
0
99
1978
68
0
0
110
1976
68
0
0
68
1975
73
0
0
100
1974
75
0
0
118
1973
69
0
0
134
1971
0
0
0
56
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2004
60
300
3,000
3,300
2003
60
0
0
3,300
2002
60
0
0
0
1973
75
0
0
0
1971
77
0
0
3,265
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
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