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Posted by: good ( )
Date: October 01, 2011 04:54AM

They always say they are the fastest growing

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Posted by: Nona ( )
Date: October 01, 2011 05:58AM

I doubt it really. It's not growing as fast as I say, but I doubt it's the fastest shrinking church in the world either. I'm just being realistic here.

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Posted by: Canadian Friend ( )
Date: February 10, 2012 09:17AM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has one thing strongly working against its membership growth: it's a false religion. With thousands of internet sites proclaiming the truth about Mormonism it is increasingly difficult for Mormon missionaries to present their one-sided, dishonest views of the church. You can't fool all of the people all of the time.

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Posted by: Stray Mutt ( )
Date: October 01, 2011 07:35AM

As many leave or just wander away as are baptized. So the question is what's the net membership?

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Posted by: renaissanceray1030 ( )
Date: October 01, 2011 10:41AM

I nominate the organization Warren Jeffs leads as the church that should be the fastest shrinking.

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Posted by: archytas ( )
Date: October 01, 2011 11:20AM

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Posted by: archytas ( )
Date: October 01, 2011 11:27AM

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Posted by: Anonymous User ( )
Date: October 01, 2011 12:15PM

Well, the moment they publish actual attendance figures the Church would shrink by 70%...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/2011 12:15PM by Stumbling.

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Posted by: WiserWomanNow ( )
Date: October 02, 2011 12:08AM

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Posted by: Mateo Pastor ( )
Date: October 02, 2011 04:33AM

With activity rates of 50% in UT and ID, 30% in the rest of the US and single digits in most other countries, they may have suffered the worst already. In the future, the problem will not be members leaving but non-members not joining.

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Posted by: imalive ( )
Date: October 02, 2011 08:15AM

I thought it was so hilarious how L. Whitney Clayton claimed there were a half million membes in Peru. My question is, what about member retention though?

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Posted by: axeldc ( )
Date: October 02, 2011 10:20AM

The activity rates in Latin American missions is notoriously low. If 30% are active, then they are doing pretty good. Of the "less actives", the vast majority don't even consider themselves Mormons.

I dated a guy who told me that he was baptized Mormon when he was in the Navy. He went for about a month and then stopped going. This was 5 years later, and when I told him that they still considered him a member, he thought I was nuts.

This guy is counted among the 13 million Mormons in the world, when he attended church a total of 5 times his entire life and hasn't thought much about it since his month long flirtation.

The funny thing is that lots of churches have lots of people who attend briefly and never come back. The difference is that these churches don't consider these visitors "members" for decades after they last saw them.

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Posted by: scooter ( )
Date: February 10, 2012 10:15AM

about every three years we go through the roles and delete everyone who has left, stopped attending or moved away.

or died.

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Posted by: Lucky ( )
Date: October 02, 2011 10:43AM

by applying the same degree of LDS PR BS errancy that is used to make them the fastest growing religion as they commonly cite, they certainly could be the fastest shrinking!

after all, their official membership count includes me!
I am still officially on the rolls, and probably all those that have resigned as well.

one of these days they will have to sell off some temples,
and thats a day that I relish.

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Posted by: dk ( )
Date: February 10, 2012 10:04AM

It doesn't matter what the church says the number is. They still have to have enough worthy men to fill leadership postions in a ward, stake, whatever.

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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: February 10, 2012 10:10AM

It is now the "Incredible Shrinking Church," however.

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Posted by: upsidedown ( )
Date: February 10, 2012 10:12AM

They have enough arrogant and egotistical Alpha Males to fill leadership positions in wards, stakes, etc...

As the organization turns up the heat on these leaders and they respond by pressuring the remaining members for more money, pay your tithing, take two callings, blah blah blah.

The organization will see the number of members leaving increase.

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