Sunday, October 23, 2011

Current Church Statistics, History and Events (1961 to 2011

Throughout the years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has grown and  has expanded its wings to every country around the world.

The church main objective:

"To proclaim the gospel to everyone on earth." 

Worldwide Church Statistics

Membership 14,131,467

Missions 340

Missionaries 52,483

Missionary Training Centers 15

Temples (current 2011 number) 134

Congregations 28,660

Universities and Colleges 4

Seminary Students Enrollment 369,373

Institute Students Enrollment 348,111

Family History Centers 4,648

Countries with Family History Centers 127

Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid Since 1985 178

Value of Humanitarian Assistance Since 1985 $1.3 Billions

Welfare Service Missionaries

(Including Humanitarian Service Missionaries) 8,583

Languages Church Materials Available 166

Chronology of Significant Events in Church History,
from 1961 to present

Church leaders organize the first non-English-speaking stake of the Church at The Hague in the Netherlands (March 12). It is followed by the first Spanish-speaking stake in the Church in Mexico City on December 3.

Church membership reaches 2 million milestone.

A new program of home teaching, replacing ward teaching, is officially inaugurated throughout the Church after having been presented in stake conferences during the last half of 1963.

Church publishes a formal family home evening manual, which is placed in every LDS home. Wards have a choice of which night in the week to hold home evenings.

The first stake in Asia is organized in Tokyo, Japan.

Church membership reaches 3 million milestone.
New Church magazines—the Ensign, New Era, and Friend—begin publication.

President Kimball announces in general conference the organization of the First Quorum of the Seventy, an the first three members of the quorum are sustained.

Church membership reaches 4 million milestone.
The First Presidency announces the revelation that worthy men of all races would be eligible to receive the priesthood. The revelation becomes Official Declaration – 2 in the Doctrine and Covenants.

The Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, USA, previously the Language Training Mission constructed in 1976, begins training all missionaries.

The Church publishes new editions of LDS scriptures with improved study helps.

Church membership reaches 5 million milestone.

Elder Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced that a subtitle was being added to the Book of Mormon: “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.”

Church membership reaches 6 million milestone.

The Church reaches the milestone of having completed 100 million endowments for the dead.

Church membership reaches 7 million milestone.

President Howard W. Hunter of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicates the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.

A new Church software package called FamilySearch, designed to simplify the task of family history research, was released by the Church.

Church membership reaches 8 million milestone.

Church membership reaches 9 million milestone.

At the annual General Relief Society Meeting, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve issue a Proclamation to the World on the Family, reaffirming that “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”

Church membership reaches 10 million milestone.

The 100,000 member on the African continent is baptized, marking the almost doubling of Africa’s membership in just six years.

President Hinckley announces that the Church will construct temples in remote areas of the Church that have small LDS populations.

Church membership reaches 11 million milestone.
The Book of Mormon is printed in its 100th language.
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve issue their testimonies of the Savior in a document titled “The Living Christ.”

Church membership reaches 12 million milestone.
Mexico becomes the first nation outside of the U.S. to reach one million members of the Church.

Church membership reaches 13 million milestone.

President Hinckley announces that since 1830 an estimated one million missionaries have served throughout the world.

Church membership reaches 14 million milestone.

1 comment:

  1. I'm amazed at all the missionary training centers we have all over the world....