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Number of Stone-Campbell Churches and Adherents Worldwide 2017 (alphabetically by country)


Denominations officially coded in World Convention of Churches of Christ (CO1=T1)    
Abbreviations: CC=Churches of Christ (a capella). CCCC=Christian Churches/Churces of Christ. ICOC=International Churches of Christ CCCC=Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, CC=Churches of Christ, CCDC=Disciples        
Country Begun Notes Cong 2017 Aff 2017 Total by country    
Afganistan 1997 CC ICOC 3 245      
Albania 1992 CC, CCCC,  ICOC 6 735      
American Samoa 1965 CC CCCC 4 495      
Angola 1970 Ch of Christ in Angola. 1 ICOC congregation. 102 28,500      
Anguilla 1989   1 72      
Antiqua and Barbuda 1971   6 310     0
Antilles 1983   2 73      
Argentina 1906 Disciples of Christ. 5 570      
Argentina 1958 M=Churches of Christ 16 815 1,385    
Armenia 1997   1 121      
Aruba 1970 Church of Christ (Non-Instrumental). 8 411      
Australia 1949 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Across nation. Several churches for the deaf. 84 2,277      
Australia 1846 Federal Conf. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). 443 36,500 38,777    
Austria 1950 Churches of Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). 9 937      
Bahamas 1952 M=Bahamas Chr M (CCCC Instrumental) (USA). Nassau, Clarence Town. 17 1,225      
Bahrain 1998   1 30      
Bangladesh 1980   13 1,010      
Barbados 1953 M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). Independents. In Bridgetown. 17 2,750      
Belarus 1970   7 734      
Belgium 1956 Kerk van Kristus. Ch of Christ. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). USA personnel. 3f. 13 480      
Belize 1970 M=CC(Non-Instrumental). 10 840      
Bermuda 1957 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). One church in Devonshire. 5 484      
Bhutan 2005 Planted by Central India Christian Mission 5 350      
Bolivia 1980 CC 16 1,890      
Bosnia and Herzegovenia 1998 CCCC 3 150      
Botswana 1975   15 2,200      
Brazil 1948 Ch of Christ. M=Brazil Christian Mission (CCCC Instrumental) (USA). 450 94,000      
Brazil 1952 M=Chs of Christ (Non-Instrumental) (USA). Independent group of congregations. 170 23,000 117,000    
British Virgin Islands     2 170      
Bulgaria 1990   3 150      
Burkina Faso 1986   48 3,800      
Burundi 2005   7 318      
Cambodia 1975 CCT. On border with Thailand. 148 17,900      
Cameroon 1957 Christian Churches. Independent congregations. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). 211 8,400      
Cameroon 1957 Ch of Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Missionaries in Kumba. 232 19,125 27525    
Canada 1813 All Canada Committee. CCDC 21 2,250      
Canada 1820   67 9,700      
Canada 1813   171 20,800 33,750    
Cayman Islands 1960 Independent Churches of Christ missionaries. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). 2f. 6 225      
Central African Republic 1960 Church of Christ. 176 30,100      
Chad 1992   7 485      
Chile 1949 Christian Chs & Chs of Christ. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). Also CC 143 23,850      
China 1886 CC, ICOC 27 5,388      
Colombia 1962 Churches of Christ. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). In Medellín, Bogotá. ICOC 23 2,530      
Congo DR 1897 CDCZ(DCC). Disciples of Christ. 1899, M=UCMS. HQ Mbandaka. 65n,22f,5H,I3h,1s. 1,922 1,137,000      
Congo DR 1948 CC, ICOC 12 1,830 1,138,830    
Congo ROC 1995 Also ICOC 19 2,576      
Cook Islands 1987   3 120      
Costa Rica 1967 Chs of Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). San José, Limón, Buffalo, et al. 1p. 91 17,400      
Cote d’Ivoire 1970 Christian Missionary Fellowship. Work among 19 African tribes. 23 3,200      
Cote d’Ivoire 1975 Churches of Christ. M=CC(USA). ICOC 85 7,670 10,870    
Croatia 1971 CC, ICOC 9 980      
Cuba 1899 CC, ICOC, CCCC 165 6,729      
Cyprus 1974 CC, ICOC 2 109      
Czech Republic 1938 CC, ICOC, CCCC 7 385      
Denmark   Kristi Kirke. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). In Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense. 7 330      
Dominica 1968 CC 14 350      
Dominican Republic   CC, CCCC, ICOC 23 4,265      
Ecuador 1959 Chs of Christ. 1966, M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Quito, Guayaquil. CCCC. ICOC 15 1,083      
Egypt 1965 CC, CCCC, ICOC 17 637      
El Salvador   Churches of Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Radio work. 2f. 470 24,920      
Equitorial Guinea 1995 CC 3 162      
Eritrea 2010   1 123      
Estonia 1994 CC, ICOC 7 592      
Ethiopia 1965 CCCC 121 44,000      
Ethiopia 1963 CC 732 66,000 110,000    
Fiji 1968 CC, Australian Churches of Christ 24 3,700      
Finland   Kristuksen Seurakunta. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). In Helsinki, Tampere. 4 256      
France 1910 CC, CCCC 24 3,100      
French Guiana 1990 CC 5 272      
French Polynesia 1991   2 57      
Gabon 1990 CC from Ghana 8 308      
Gambia 1990 CMF. Peoples: Fulacunda, Mandjak, Mandinka. M=CAM. Also ICOC 7 423      
Gambia 1968 M=Churches of Christ(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Gambia Bible Seminar, Banjul. 4f. 5 497 920    
Georgia 1995 CC. ICOC 3 273      
Germany 1947 CCCC, CC, ICOC 41 3,100      
   
Ghana 1961 CC. CCCC. ICOC. Churches of Christ Disicples of Christ 3,421 763,412      
Gibraltar 1976 CC 1 21      
Greece 1962 Ekklesia tou Kristou. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). USA civilians, military. 5x. 9 510      
Grenada 1969 CC. CCCC. ICOC. 14 430      
Guadeloupe 2002 CC 1 21      
Guam   M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). In Agaña. CCCC 5 630      
Guatemala 1959 Chs of Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). ICOC 467 47,800      
Guinea 1989 CC CCCC ICOC 7 525      
Guinea-Bissau 2001 CCCC from Brazil.  ICOC 4 284      
Guyana 1960 CC CCCC ICOC General Assembly Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ 101 8,485      
Haiti 1965 CC CCCC 230 15,210      
Honduras 1970 CC ICOC CCCC 89 7,360      
Huingary 1938 CC ICOC CCCC 7 476      
Iceland 1988 CC ICOC 3 126      
India 1892 MKPK. Mandivon ki Pratinidhi Kaunsil. M=CC(GB & Ireland). HQ Bhandaria. 6f. 12 1,300      
India 1905 Conference of CCWI. M=CC(Australia). Institutions closed, declining. 7n,W=60%. 9 1,600      
India 1928 M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). Across entire nation, including Assam. 37f. 2,216 523,000      
India 1963 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Main cities of North India, also Madras. 31f. 48,880 1,336,747      
India 1882 ICCDC. Continuing Chr Chs in India. Formerly M=UCMS; 1970 refused to join CNI. 12n,1H. 26 3,270      
India     52 7,400 1,872,017    
Indonesia 1968 SJK. Sidang Jumat Kristus. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). 13f. 164 10,100      
Indonesia 1967 CC ICOC 115 14,200 24300    
Iraq 1995   1 7      
Ireland 1988 CC CCCC ICOC 7 481      
Israel/Palestine   CC CCCC ICOC 6 234      
Italy 1947 CC ICOC CCCC 85 3,295      
Jamaica 1885 M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). Independent congregations, mainly split ex UCMS. 21f. 51 3,850      
Jamaica 1965 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). ICOC 24 2,871      
Jamaica 1858 United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands 101 39,070 45791    
Japan 1883 Kirisuto no Kyokai. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). USA military bases. 30n,55f,W=33%. 90 1,630      
Japan 1890 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). ICOC 66 1,732 3,402    
Jordan 1963 CC ICOC CCCC 142        
Kazakhstan 1998 CC ICOC 72        
Kenya 1983 M=Christian Ch (Disciples of Christ). 81 missionaries. 506 43,300      
Kenya 1993 ICOC 8 3,202      
Kenya 1982 M=CMF(USA). 1,286 64600      
Kenya 1965 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Nairobi, Kakamega. 50% Kikuyu. 12x,340Y. 2,100 44,000 155,102    
Kiribati 1993 CC 2 44      
Kuwait 1993 CC CCCC 3 135      
Kygryzstan 1996 ICOC 1 21      
Laos 1991 CC 5 65      
Latvia 1991 CC CCCC ICOC 5 452      
Lebanon 1961 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Independents. Mainly USA expatriates. 1p. 3 140      
Lesotho 1965  ICOC 8 320      
Liberia 1849 CCCC 42 7,300      
Liberia 1966 CC ICOC 77 9,932 17,232    
Libya 1965 CC 2 47      
Lithuania 1991 CC CCCC ICOC 9 272      
Luxemborg 1990 CC ICOC 2 73      
Macau   CC ICOC 2 78      
Madagascar 1993   2 64      
Malawi 1970 M=CCCC. 337 37,900      
Malawi 1907 1957,M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). 80% Chewa, 20% Tumbuka. 10f,1H,2p. 2,451 115,400      
Malawi 1906 M=CC(UK). 63 55,000 208,300    
Malaysia 1959 CC. ICOC. In Ipoh, Penang, Seremban, Kuala Lumpur, et alia. 34 3,400      
Mali 1988 CC. CCCC. ICOC 16 814      
Malta 1973 CC 1 17      
Marshall Islands 1992 CC 4 108      
Mauritania 2002 CC 3 81      
Mauritius   Eglise du Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). ICOC 3 610      
Mexico 1895 Igl Cristiana Discipulos. Discíples of Christ. M=UCMS. 1960 expansion. 6f,1s,1u. 75 21,400      
Mexico 1933 M=Churches of Christ (Non-Instrumental) (USA). HQ Mexico City 7. 12f,2s,W=88%. 411 28,700      
Mexico 1902 M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). Splits ex UCMS. Independents. 89f. 286 15,700 65,800    
Micronesia 1975 CC 2 121      
Moldova 1995 CC. ICOC 3 210      
Mongolia 1995 CC ICOC 2 88      
Montserrat   CC 1 17      
Morocco 1951 Ch of Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Tangiers, Kenitra. USA naval personnel. 5 100      
Mozambique 1992 Churches of Christ. CCCC, ICOC 199 12,900      
Myanmar 1963 CC. ICOC 6 185      
Namibia 1967 CC. CCCC. ICOC 4 360      
Nepal 1988 CC. CCCC. ICOC 88 3,877      
Netherlands   Gemeente van Christus. CC. ICOC. 7 350      
New Caledonia 1998 Australian Churches of Christ. CC. 2 78      
New Zealand 1844 ACCNZ. Decline since 1951. HQ Lower Hutt. 39n,3x,1s(7),W=38%,107Y. 32 3,200      
New Zealand 1956 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). In largest cities. 1 school. 18f.  ICOC. CCCC 26 4,430 7,630    
Nicaragua 1950 Ch of Christ. M=CC(Non-Instrumental)(USA). ICOC 59 21,892      
Niger 2002 CC. CCCC. ICOC 4 214      
Nigeria 1955 M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). Independent congregations. 4f. 35 7,300      
Nigeria 1947 Begun by Africans. 1950, M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). ICOC 3,115 303,560 310,860    
North Korea   CCCC 5 247      
Northern Mariana Islands   CC 1 72      
Norway   Kristi Kirke. M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). ICOC 6 252      
Oman 2008 ICOC 1 36      
Pakistan 1960 CC. CCCC. ICOC 24 5,100      
Palau   CC 1 22      
Panama 1945 CC. Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ International 154 20,700      
Papua New Guinea 1958 Australian Churches of Christ. CC. CCCC. ICOC 438 40,855      
Paraguay 1886 Disciples of Christ. CC. ICOC 18 4,610      
Peru 1965 Chs of Christ. M=CCCC(Instrumental) (USA). ICOC 73 15,427      
Philippines 1901 CCCC. CC. ICOC 1,936 369,000      
Poland 1950 CCCC. CC.  ICOC 53 10,940      
Portugal   Churches of Christ. CCCC 11 1,500      
Puerto Rico 1899 Christian (Disciples) Convention of PR. M=UCMS(USA). 1u. 101 25,000      
Puerto Rico 1953 CCCC. CC 40 3,300 28,300    
Qatar 2000 ICOC 1 51      
Romania 1938 CC. CCCC. ICOC 30 1,500      
Russia 1938 “Gospel Christians” (indigenous ). CC. CCCC. ICOC 227 7,900      
Rwanda 1997 CC. ICOC 6 282      
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1968 CC 4 162      
Saint Lucia 1970 CCCC. CC 5 742      
Saint Martin 1991 CCCC 1 285      
Saint Vincent 1980 CC. CCCC 27 900      
Samoa 1985 C 3 61      
Saudi Arabia   CC CCCC 5 350      
Senegal 1967 CC from Ghana. ICOC 4 108      
Serbia 1985 CC. CCCC. 3 81      
Seychelles   CC 1 18      
Sierra Leone 1961 CC. ICOC 51 4,277      
Singapore 1956 CC. ICOC 13 2,300      
Slovakia 1990 CC 3 162      
Slovenia 2010 CC 1 47      
Solomon Islands 1975 CC 2 104      
Somalia 2004 CC 1 39      
South Africa 1871 CCCC. CC. ICOC 1,156 97,400      
South Korea 1936 Hankuk Kristo-e Kyohwei (as-ki). M=KCM(CCCCC,USA). 89n,25f,2p(202),1080Y. 600 83,700      
South Korea 1927 CC. Hankuk Kristo-e Kyohwei (mu-ak-ki). ICOC 159 6,762 90,462    
South Sudan 1988 CCCC. CC. ICOC 152 15,000      
Spain 1964 CC. CCCC 49 3,560 68,560    
Sri Lanka 1968 Disciples. Links with USA mission. 4 295      
Sudan 1988 ICOC. CCCC 3 51      
Suriname 1989 CC ICOC 5 208      
Swaziland 1970 CC 54 7,000      
Sweden 1957 Kristi Församling. CC. OICOC 3 210      
Switzerland 1955 CC. ICOC 3 310      
Syria   ICOC 1 28      
Taiwan 1960 CCCC. CC. ICOC 21 1,010      
Tanzania 1970 CC. CCCC. ICOC 181 12,830      
Thailand 1903 CCCC. CC. ICOC 124 4,976      
Togolese Republic 1975 CC 43 950      
Tonga 1955 M=Churches of Christ(Non-Instrumental) (USA). In Nuku’alofa. Independents. 1f. 3 80      
Trinidad & Tobago   CC. CCCC. ICOC 22 3,055      
Tunisia   CC 1 18      
Turkey   CC. ICOC 3 105      
Turkmenistan 2012 ICOC 1 25      
Turks and Caicos 1985 CC 1 30      
Uganda 1980 CC. CCCC. ICOC. Australian CC, British CC 91 9,810      
Ukraine 1989 CC. CCCC. ICOC 77 13,800      
United Arab Emirates   CC 3 51      
United Kingdom 1842   51 1,400      
United Kingdom 1945 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). 55 2,300 3,700    
United States 1809 CCDC 3,624 455,287      
United States 1935 CCCC 5,392 1,524,695      
United States 1870 CC 12,156 1,499,308      
United States   ICC 167 42,106 3,521,396    
Uruguay 1952  CCCC. CC. ICOC 20 1,020      
Uzbekistan 2012 ICOC 1 40      
Vanuatu 1903 Begun by deported Kanakas. M=Australian Churches of Christ Mission. Also CC. 84 10,100      
Venezuela 1970 CC. CCCC. ICOC 73 8,520      
Viet Nam 1963 CC. CCCC. ICOC. Australian CC 27 1,642      
Virgin Islands   CC 8 410      
Wallis and Futuna 2010 CC 1 17      
Zambia 1962 M=Zambia Christian Mission. CCCC(USA). Ndola, Kitwe, Livingstone, Lusaka. 20f,4i. 311 38,700      
Zambia 1910 Begun by Rhodesian evangelists. 1923, M=CC(USA). ICOC 782 104,120 142,820    
Zimbabwe 1956 Independent Disciples. M=CCCC(USA). 810 201,700      
Zimbabwe 1898 M=Associated CCNZ. A=1943. HQ Dadaya. 90% Karanga, 10% Ndebele. 35 schools. 1H,2h. 212 26,700      
Zimbabwe 1921 M=CC(Non-Instrumental) (USA). Independent congregations. 1 school. 32f,2s. 327 31,700 260,100    
      104,529 10,019,105