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#Twelfth Street, 1994
#Twelfth Street, 1994
==Membership Overview==
==Membership Overview==
Looking at membership data, it is disappointing to see that West Leonard has less families, less total members, and a significantly lower youth ratio than it did before the merger in 1994.
[[File:West-leonard-members.png|thumb|252px|Membership data, West Leonard CRC, Grand Rapids, MI]]
[[File:West-leonard-members.png|thumb|252px|Membership data, West Leonard CRC, Grand Rapids, MI]]
===Membership Data===
===Membership Data===

Latest revision as of 14:27, 19 March 2019

West Leonard CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

History[edit | edit source]

West Leonard CRC was organized in 1889 by members of Alpine Ave. CRC. West Leonard (then Crosby Street) was the seventh Christian Reformed congregation in Grand Rapids.

West Leonard cosponsored Twelfth Street CRC in 1917, and that congregation merged with West Leonard in 1994.

Historical Details[edit | edit source]

Names[edit | edit source]

  1. Crosby Street
  2. West Leonard

Locations[edit | edit source]

  1. north side of Crosby Street near Garfield Ave. NW, 1889-1908
  2. 1053 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (built 1912, addition 19__)

Pastors[edit | edit source]

  1. Geert Broene, 1889-1904
  2. Frank Doezema, 1905-14
  3. R. B. Kuiper, 1914-17
  4. S. P. Eldersveld, 1918-20
  5. J. P. De Vries, 1921-26
  6. Richard Veldman, 1927-48
  7. C. Vanden Heuvel, 1949-58
  8. R. Leetsma, 1958-64
  9. A. A. Mulder, 1965-70
  10. E. J. Knott, 1971-78
  11. D. J. Deters, 1979-84
  12. H. J. Weidenaar, 1984-88
  13. Arlan W. Koppendrayer, 1989-93
  14. John L. Hoekwater, 1994-
  15. Neil Jasperse

Daughter Churches[edit | edit source]

  1. Twelfth Street, 1917-1995, cosponsored with Alpine Ave.
  2. Bristolwood, 1961-66

Merger[edit | edit source]

  1. Twelfth Street, 1994

Membership Overview[edit | edit source]

Membership data, West Leonard CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership Data[edit | edit source]

Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members. Note effect of merger with Twelfth Street CRC in 1994.

Youth ratio, West Leonard CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[edit | edit source]

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

Five year growth rate, West Leonard CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Five Year Growth Rate[edit | edit source]

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.

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