How many members?

The most recent demographic information estimates that the total membership of the churches of Christ is about 5,062,074 members in over 40,000 individual congregations worldwide, with about 13,000 congregations in the United States alone. There are small congregations consisting of just a few members and large ones made up of several thousand members. The average congregation size is approximately 100 members.

There are more than 7,000 men who preach publicly. Missionary expansion has been most extensive since WWII in Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 450 fulltime workers are supported in foreign countries.

Overall, U.S. membership was approximately 1.8 million in 2001 and 1.9 million in 2008. In 2000, the churches of Christ were the 12th largest religious group in the U.S. based on number of members, but the 4th largest in number of congregations.