This chart illustrates how congregation growth in the United States has been stable overtime, with usually around 150-200 wards created a year. The large jump in branches in 2004 can be attributed to the formation of Young Single Adult or Spanish speaking branches.
My interest in researching the growth of the LDS Church began in 2002. I began this blog in late 2007 to provide a forum to discuss LDS growth developments and share information. I have also worked for The Cumorah Foundation since 2009 providing research assistance and resource development on LDS growth and missionary work. Since this time I have been interviewed by various media organizations and have co-authored with David Stewart our comprehensive work Reaching the Nations: International Church Growth Almanac: 2014 Edition. I have a masters degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.