Research and Evaluation
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
September 19, 2007
During the Cabinet presentation by Mark Chaves on September 18, 2007, we were shown evidence of an increasing concentration of attenders in large congregations. This trend is also apparent in the ELCA. In 1988, for example, 4.4 percent of all those attending worship in the ELCA were in congregations with 801 or more in worship. In 2006, 7.6 percent of those in worship were in congregations with 801 or more in worship. Download the entire report.