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Protestant News From New York City

One out of every four adults (26%) in the NYC Metro area identify as Protestant. Most of these Protestants are evangelicals who make up 15-21% of New York City metro area adult residents.

Figuring out the make-up of the Protestants is a little bit like sorting out red wines without labels. There are two basic types of Protestants: the liberally theological Protestants, often associated with the older historic denominations called “Mainline Protestant churches;” and the theological conservatives grouped together under the banner of “evangelical Protestants.” Mainline churches have been losing congregants for years. Although there are several interesting efforts, like the new church St. Lydia’s, to reverse the decline, our focus will be on the evangelicals as representing the main body of Protestants in the NYC metro area. In the future we will explore the new developments among liberal mainline Protestants. [Read More].

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