Church Growth Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Between the years 2000 and 2010, the number of congregations in the US grew from 314,000 to 338,000."

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"It's projected that by 2050 more than 35% of the world's populace will be Christian, with Africa accounting for 40% of Christians."

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"Americans attending church once a week fell from 43% in 2000 to 38% in 2016."

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"The average size of a US church congregation is 186 attendants."

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"More than 59% of millennials who grew up in a church have dropped out."

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"40% of churches have seen growth due to a clear mission or purpose."

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"54% of the US churches haven't grown over the past five years."

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"Only 7% of churches have developed intense disciplining programs, which contributes to growth."

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"Churches that run outreach events experience an average growth rate of 12%."

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"By 2025, the percentage of churches that may close due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be up to 20%."

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"1 out of every 6 Americans is affiliated with an evangelical Protestant church."

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"Overall church attendance is decreasing - in 1999, 70% of adults reported attending church, compared to 59% in 2019."

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"Nearly 50% of the youngest millennials (born between 1999-2005) identify as a religious "none"."

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"Churches that leverage technology see an increase in participation and contribution by up to 30%."

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"Protestants who are part of a house church account for 5% of churchgoers, which signifies a new trend impacting church growth."

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