The World Church: bet you didn’t know this stuff, though…
This is total plagiarism, i confess. But here are some pretty interesting stats here taken from a flyer for the International Bulletin of Missionary Research. How many can you get? Scroll down to get the answers…
- Total number of Christian denominations worldwide?
- % of world’s 6.6 billion people who call themselves Christian?
- Ratio of ‘white’ to ‘non-white’ Christians?
- Number of evangelical Christians in the world?
- Number of languages worldwide with at least a portion of Scripture translated?
- Number of women in full-time Christian ministry around the world?
- Number of Christian foreign missionaries deployed worldwide?
- The 6 countries that receive the greatest number of foreign missionaries?
- Number of Roman Catholic parishes in Africa and in Europe (in 2004)?
- Number of Africans serving as foreign missionaries on other continents?
- 31.4% = 2.2 billion
- 44% are white, 56% are non-white
- 259 million
- 4.4 million
- 443,000 in 4340 agencies
- 1st: USA (35,100); 2nd: Brazil (26,400); 3rd: Russia (20,100); 4th: France (16,900); 5th: Britain (15,800); 6th: D.R.Congo (15,800)
- 12,212 in Africa; 125,337 in Europe
- Almost 19,000
Quite a few surprises there, I’m sure you’d agree. And the results for no 8 are simply extraordinary.