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History[]

Boston Square Christian Reformed church was organized in 1942. Like Calvin CRC, organized in 1946, it had an incredible growth rate during its first dozen years. This was followed by a period of slower growth which peaked in 1960. Since then, there has been a long, steady decline in membership.

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Historical Details[]

Locations

  1. 1603 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (1942-51)
  2. 1803 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (built 1951)

Pastors[]

  1. Vincent C. Licatesi, 1943-50
  2. A. C. De Jong, 1951-52
  3. N. L. Veltman, 1953-62
  4. M. Goote, 1962-72
  5. W. M. Gebben, 1974-85
  6. Alfred S. Luke, 1987-95

Membership Overview[]

Membership data, Boston Square CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership Data[]

Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.

Youth ratio, Boston Square CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

Red line shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership.

Five year growth rate, Boston Square CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Five Year Growth Rate[]

Red line shows five year growth rate. A five year growth rate between 10% and -10% is considered stable; greater than 10% indicates a growing congregation; one below -10% indicates a church in decline. This makes no allowance for daughter churches.

Data source: Yearbooks of the Christian Reformed Church. Dates are year prior to publication date since data is gathered at the end of one year and published in the next.