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HistoryEdit

Madison Square Church began as an outreach of Oakdale Park (and Fuller Avenue) CRCs in 1914 and organized in 1970.

Historical DetailsEdit

NamesEdit

  1. Madison Square Mission, 1914-41
  2. Madison Square Gospel Center, 1940-41
  3. Madison Square Gospel Chapel, 1941-42
  4. Madison Square CRC, 1942-2002
  5. Madison Square Church

LocationsEdit

  1. 340 Hall Street SE, 1914-15
  2. 1209 Madison Avenue SE, 1919-21
  3. 1164 Madison Avenue SE, 1929-40
  4. 1163 Madison Avenue SE, 1941-42
  5. 1230 Madison Avenue SE, 1945-51
  6. 1164 Lafayette Avenue SE, 1951-80
  7. 1441 Madison Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (built 1955 as Immanuel Presbyterian, new sanctuary added 1992)

PastorsEdit

  1. Elizabeth Smitter, 1920
  2. Henry Koets, 1941-42
  3. Rev. Jennie Koets, 1941-42
  4. Walter G. Dubois, 1948-62
  5. Vernon F. Geurking, 1968-74
  6. V. C. Patterson, 1974-77
  7. D. J. Sieplinga, 1977-82
  8. Dante A. Venegas, 1981-96
  9. David H. Beelen, 1982-present
  10. Gregory L. Cumberland, 1993-95
  11. Rev. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr., 1987-2004

Membership OverviewEdit

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Membership data, Madison Square CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership DataEdit

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

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Youth ratio, Madison Square CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth RatioEdit

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

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

Five Year Growth RateEdit

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. Note scale is from 0% to 160% for Madison Square.

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.