Membership Profile*

The following figures come from several official Methodist Conference Journals. Our Baldwin City church began in 1855 as part of the Wakarusa Mission of the Missouri Conference. Later, the congregation was part of the following Annual Conferences: Kansas-Nebraska, Kansas, South Kansas and presently Kansas East.

 

 

YEAR NO. of FULL MEMBERS
1855 13
1870 132
1877 148
1880 180
1890 574
1900 522
   1910**     928***
1916     950***
1920 - 1930 (No membership records reported in conf. report.)
1940 692
1950 822
1960 726
1970 624
1980 495
1990 621
2000 442
2005 458
2010 433


*SOURCE: Conference Journals, Archives of Baker University.

**The “Baldwin Circuit” of churches continue to show on the conference records, but Baldwin City church disappeared. We have been unable to determine where the official membership numbers for Baldwin First were recorded.

***From The Social History of Baldwin City, by Frank Allis, 1917.

 
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