47.5% of ELCA  

48% of PCUSA

47% of UCC

37% of EC

44% of all congregations are in 

open country to towns <10,000

Small Churches: 71% of all churches in USA have <100 weekly

Appalachia: 1036 ELCA Congregations in Appalachia (11% of ELCA); 755 of them in ELCA Regions 7 & 8 relating to United Lutheran Seminary. 5 Synods of ELCA are 100% in Appalachia; 11 more have some territory in Appalachia.

(Sources: ELCA 2014 & 2010.; Faith Comm. Today 2010; Nat. Cong. Survey 2012)

Historical Background to TCCI