The coming collapse of the PC (USA)

PCUSA_logo The Presbyterian Church (USA) has released a report on the “Religious and Demographic Profile of Presbyterians 2011.”

The report reveals that the PC (USA) is old and white. 94% of the randomly selected members reported their race as “white or Caucasian.”

The racial-ethnic makeup of the denomination has remained virtually unchanged in the last forty years. This discontinuity makes the future of the denomination untenable since it has not reached either immigrant communities or people of color in any meaningful way.

The denomination also continues to age. The median age of members rose from 60 to 63 between 2008 and 2011.

This is the same PC (USA) that recently banished the wrath of God from their hymnals.

The PC (USA) is just another example of the demise of mainline churches that have wandered away from the faith that gave them life in the first place.

Meanwhile a new generation of "progressive" evangelicals is repeating the same mistake today.