MC USA Membership Study 2021–2022
Introduction and Methodology
Learn about the purpose of the study, how it was conducted and who responded.
Key Findings & Recommendations:
An overview of what’s important to MC USA members and what draws them to the denomination.
Develop a Membership Snapshot of MC USA Constituents
The survey looks at shifting demographics within MC USA and explores how and why members engage with the Anabaptist/Mennonite faith.
*not full graph, see full survey to rest of results.
Determine What Being Mennonite Means, Both Culturally and Spiritually
This section explores who is a Mennonite, what are our most important faith values, and what it means to stand apart from popular culture, while still exercising our faith in the larger world.
Discover Current Members’ Experiences and Understanding of MC USA
Respondents provide feedback on how local churches are responding to members’ needs and equipping them in their faith. The survey also looks at how members connect to and engage with the denomination and its program agencies.
Examine Tenets and Philosophies That Drive Membership
The survey digs deep to identify what respondents see as MC USA’s essential activities and what impacts the church’s ability to live out its core mission. Members also identify key social issues and peacemaking priorities.
The concluding section provides an interpretive summary of the survey and recommendations for future research.
For further reading:
- MC USA releases executive summary of denominational study, May 27, 2022
- Future Church Summit (Themes), July 7-8, 2017
- Mennonite Church USA releases report on survey results, Jan. 5, 2015
- Road Signs for the Journey: A Profile of Mennonite Church USA by Conrad L. Kanagy, June 15, 2007 ($5.95 from Amazon)
View/share a presentation on the denominational survey results:
(Originally presented to the CLC by Executive Director Glen Guyton on Oct. 21, 2022.)