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edoughty:

--- Quote from: Richard Johnson on October 23, 2007, 03:22:34 PM ---
--- Quote from: Charles_Austin on October 23, 2007, 04:23:00 AM ---The question:
I'm hopeful you'll hear of one church that has grown when it ditched its historic position on this issue.

My answer:
St. Francis Lutheran Church, San Francisco.
--- End quote ---

Let's see, to say this with confidence one would have to:
(1) Know just when the congregation "ditched its historic position."
(2) Know the size of the congregation at that time.
(3) Know the size of the congregation today--this being particularly problematic, since the congregation is no longer in the ELCA and so there are no stats easily available.

So I guess, unless you have some additional information, I'd have to say: "not demonstrated"

--- End quote ---

Proving the opposite point suddenly seems equally difficult, I note.

Erik Doughty
Minneapolis, MN

Charles_Austin:
How about looking at the Reconciled in Christ Congregations? I note that one in Rochester, Minn., has had a rather steady growth in membership in recent years.

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