New statistics have been released giving the largest Protestant denominations. We Missouri Synod Lutherans are #11 with 2.3 million members. That’s more than the Episcopalians (#12 with 2 milllion), though they get all the attention. If you add up the two biggest Lutheran groups (the ELCA being #5 with 4.5 million), we’d come in at #3. That’s lots more than explicitly Calvinist groups, though they have seem to have the most influence. Then again, the denomination of not having a denomination has some 12.2 million members, which would make it #2.
See the list of the top 15 after the jump. What can we conclude from this list, if anything? [Read more…]