2015-2019 Assemblies of God Statistics

2015-2019 Statistics Report on the Assemblies of God (USA)
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2015-2019 Reports

Attendance/Adherents

Baptisms and Conversions

Churches 

Ministers

71 Comments

  • Reply August 24, 2016

    Kaluba Chibesakunda

    Kaluba Chibesakunda liked this on Facebook.

  • Jim Price
    Reply August 24, 2016

    Jim Price

    Thanks for posting. This shows that the AoG has about twice the number as the CoG, I averaged out that their 12,897 churches had an average of 140 in attendance. While they have had a small overall gain they have a challenge in that their average ordained and licensed minister is 55 years of age, suggesting that another 10 years will put them at retirement age. I heard the Ohio AB of the CoG tell a Cleveland Church that the CoG did not show any net gain for 2014. ( ? )

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 26, 2016

    Troy Day

    Where are you getting these stats from Jim Charles Page

  • Jim Price
    Reply August 26, 2016

    Jim Price

    It’s on the site that Troy posted above. Plus I had the COG stats.

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 26, 2016

    Troy Day

    I am Troy 🙂 but where are the cog stats from? Can you publish them

  • Troy Day
    Reply June 21, 2017

    Troy Day

    Thangsan Hisfootstep How have these changes in the past years Seems like lots of churches closing down recently Terry Wiles

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 28, 2019

    Troy Day

    Terry Wiles I hope you believe me now Lots of people argued against the official stats last year without actually seeing them Now that they are public I would like to point to 2018 New Church Charters and Closes 1965 through 2018 – PDF (578.9 KB)

    2017 300 new churches – 319 closed churches
    vs
    2016 406 new churches – 280 closed one

    as seen on the chart
    The 2017-18 decline is worse than 2013
    The 3-4 year growth (2014-2016) is over
    our AG are now hit harder than ever before and declining

    https://ag.org/About/Statistics

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Terry Wiles

      We must pray for them my brother.

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Troy Day

      the complete 2018 stats are DRASTIC

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Terry Wiles

      Times are changing. A lot of churches probably need to close. Are you suggesting it’s something about Ichabod? Be careful…

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Terry Wiles

      Our area had over 2% growth. That’s pretty good in the seat of liberalism.

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Let’s be fair. Many of our 4 and 5th generations did not see value, meaning, or purpose in the church as we did. The ones who did held both to style and function. Many of us (ie; myself) were viewed as devils b/c we seen the concept of being separate and apart as of great importance. We had leaders who found themselves dealing with a rapidly changing world where information could no longer be suppressed. It has proven and will prove our fate the our churches will be far healthier when we begin to hold to the Head of the church and not our own heads.

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      We need to learn the process of telling His story of love for the world and the free gift of God’s grace.

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply January 29, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      I wonder if we can shift or enhance the present paradigm? I note some the modern young leaders have a unique spirit to their work. I am also seeing a side of ministry where the fruit of the Spirit seems barren.

  • Jason Lohse
    Reply January 28, 2019

    Jason Lohse

    This is a touchy subject that I feel shows the heart of the churches. Many have replaced the Spirit with lights and fun and worldliness. Making church an attraction like the world. Until the churches get back to He is truly enough this will happen because the power leaves and many feel the reality of that and would rather not waste their time. I pray the churches stop fearing numbers and get back to preaching the word. It’s sad how far many denominations have fallen.

    • Tim Dalton
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Tim Dalton

      back to preaching the gospel is how you get converts.

    • Jason Lohse
      Reply January 28, 2019

      Jason Lohse

      Tim Dalton it’s the only way. If you bring them in by the world then you have to keep them that way, and thus you have the majority of modern Christianity.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 28, 2019

    Troy Day

    Daniel J Hesse was the only one trysting the stats

  • Tim Dalton
    Reply January 28, 2019

    Tim Dalton

    They don’t seem empowered to reproduce themselves. Maybe they need teaching as they testify that they have the Power from on high. Just so little fruit of it.

    “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.] Matt 18:11

    But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matt 28:19

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 29, 2019

    Troy Day

    what is the AG / COG / IPHC strategy for growth?

    • Tim Dalton
      Reply January 29, 2019

      Tim Dalton

      I only know the bible’s strategy which is seldom practiced. It is to use wisdom.

      The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

      IT is to show service (beyond lip service).

      For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 1 Cor. 1:19

      So to sum up, the winning of soul is the wise thing to do (let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
      James 5:20).
      The way you do that is by being a servant and not expecting special difference if you claim to be a leader (“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 &Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.1 Cor. 4:1)

      Man pleasing can even apply to yourself and what one think his office deserves (For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Gal. 1:10)

      The only one we please by disobedience of the great commission is ourself. It has to be as we are disregarding God’s will and don’t care about where others spend eternity.

      This is total disobedience to the Lord’s command.

      And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)

      But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. (Rev. 2:4-5)

      You can have all the man centered strategies and program which you can afford to pay some firm to create, but if you don’t have this the backslidding will continue.

      And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; (acts 15:8)

    • Alan Smith
      Reply January 29, 2019

      Alan Smith

      Don’t all 3 claim massive growth?
      Seems to me that their ‘fuzzy math’ makes them happy.

  • Tim Dalton
    Reply January 29, 2019

    Tim Dalton

    I only know the bible’s strategy which is seldom practiced. It is to use wisdom.

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

    IT is to show service (beyond lip service).

    For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 1 Cor. 1:19

    So to sum up, the winning of soul is the wise thing to do (let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
    James 5:20).
    The way you do that is by being a servant and not expecting special difference if you claim to be a leader (“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 &Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.1 Cor. 4:1)

    Man pleasing can even apply to yourself and what one think his office deserves (For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Gal. 1:10)

    The only one we please by disobedience of the great commission is ourself. It has to be as we are disregarding God’s will and don’t care about where others spend eternity.

    This is total disobedience to the Lord’s command.

    And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)

    But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. (Rev. 2:4-5)

    You can have all the man centered strategies and program which you can afford to pay some firm to create, but if you don’t have this the backslidding will continue.

    And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; (acts 15:8)

  • Tim Dalton
    Reply January 29, 2019

    Tim Dalton

    Here is an interesting side note to paying huge sums of money for a canned evangelism program/strategy when the Spirit is freely given. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13)

    saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! (Acts 8).

    This is how serious it is. Millions are pouring into hell because of their sin. We have the answer in the command to share the solution to all.

    If you love me, you will keep my commandments. ( John 14:15)

    Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21)

    There is no speculations and time wasting concerning in His command. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15) The word said “one time with ongoing repercussion) Go ye is aorist passive deponent – he spoke to us. Preach is aorist active imperative – beginning at a certain point (when Jesus spoke it) active means we are the doer of the action and imperative – a command.

    Obey the Lord is more than just telling a congregation to do whatever they want in an organized service.

  • Tim Dalton
    Reply January 29, 2019

    Tim Dalton

    One more thought. The early church really as a whole body do the Lord’s command at first. It took persecution for them to wake up and get out of Jerusalem. Just a thought. What will it take today?

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 29, 2019

    Troy Day

    we know for sure the sudden growth is long gone

    • Tim Dalton
      Reply January 29, 2019

      Tim Dalton

      even that was a lot of come outers (proselytes) and not the majority being new converts. It seems many were infatuated with the new gifts and not the real reason for the outpouring.

      “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. (John 4:35)
      And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (luke 10:2)

      So many “in the light “are content to sit in their pew with their family and a small circle of friends to get “their blessing”. That seems to be the tradition and legacy handed down.
      keith Green wrote a song describing this fiasco.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik-XOVZcwow&ab_channel=jeanetteaw

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 16, 2019

    Troy Day

    Tim Dalton Daniel J Hesse Peter Vandever Terry Wiles I would like you to visit with me the following document called 2018 New Church Charters and Closes 1965 through 2018 – PDF (578.9 KB) on the official stat page of our AG here https://ag.org/About/Statistics and not to bother me no more before seeing the actual stats. The sudden drop of churches and RISE of closing congregations in 2018 is obvious as I stated almost exactly a year ago This stops the so called 25-27 year growth especially the one advertised in 2017 as explosive and matched to earlier AG revivals in Florida, which in fact it was NOT. Now then I am encouraged by the rebounce shown on the chart at the bottom of the document but given the early stat data I am NOT convinced at all that it will hold in 2019 Actually, more recent filing shows decline through out 2020 #noughSaid

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 16, 2019

    Troy Day

    Daniel J Hesse Peter Vandever THIS

  • Daniel J Hesse
    Reply February 16, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    This is interesting to hear! I wonder if we fail in numbers not to mention the pastors and churches in our fellowship who have chosen the Apostolc approach and multi site churches with networks coming out of the fellowship? I wonder if the numbers tell the whole story? The older generation leaders kept up appearances while a newer generation seem more transparent? Please correct.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 16, 2019

    Troy Day

    Did you see the chart inside Daniel J Hesse ???

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 16, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day can you send it to me. Although it breaks our hearts to hear decline in our fellowship which we appreciate, honor, and love.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 16, 2019

      Troy Day

      I did above – 2018 New Church Charters and Closes 1965 through 2018 – PDF (578.9 KB) on the official stat page of our AG here https://ag.org/About/Statistics

  • Daniel J Hesse
    Reply February 16, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    No

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 17, 2019

      Troy Day

      so you still havent seen it? Terry Wiles

  • Larry Dale Steele
    Reply February 17, 2019

    Larry Dale Steele

    Are you AG Troy Day?

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 17, 2019

      Troy Day

      4th gen – what about you?

    • Larry Dale Steele
      Reply February 17, 2019

      Larry Dale Steele

      I grew up in the AG most of my family are still in the AG but I’m actually preaching in a OCOG right now

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 17, 2019

      Troy Day

      not sure whats ocog but its funny they let you post on FB while in the pulpit – lots of ppl now do it too

    • Larry Dale Steele
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Larry Dale Steele

      Lol I don’t post while I’m in the pulpit

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      me neither but your timing was right on

    • Larry Dale Steele
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Larry Dale Steele

      Troy Day lol

  • Terry Wiles
    Reply February 17, 2019

    Terry Wiles

    In Peruvian Amazon. Not into stats down here.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 18, 2019

    Troy Day

    Terry Wiles Daniel J Hesse Larry Dale Steele need I post a snapshot?

  • Daniel J Hesse
    Reply February 18, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    I saw it. Curious how we go from 126 to another number to another. Unless, we have other groups of churches merging into the fellowship? Over a certain year, I noted a decline of 20, 000 adherents? Please correct.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 18, 2019

    Troy Day

    did you see the X cross toward the end in 2018 how church member goes down and church close goes up? I wish the people who argued with me last year about that are here to see the actual official stat There was some Phillip all-knowing guy if I can find him again who claimed NM was out growing Mars and Moon all together Peter Vandever whats your take on this so called AG growth that dropped in recent years?

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 18, 2019

    Troy Day

    Here we go Terry Wiles Daniel J Hesse Peter Vandever

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      all official from AG – I’ve circled the cross section

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day we have seen many closures replanted under sister churches and others established under ARC or parent churches. City Reach has planted countless churches with a model of discipleship and deliverance.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      it is the issue I was addressing last year when someone was claiming boom growth in NM of all places; the guy wasnt even a pastor or in ministry to understand the character of the argument ANYHOW now that official stats show what I was trying to relate IF you know the guy send him the stat pls Now then this does NOT mean AG will not bounce back BUT from what we’ve seen as a trend this is likely improbable until 2022

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day note that 2008 the Great Recession and the growth curve. How much of this was acquisitional growth for survival in other sister denoms?

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      I did I did That was actually 2009 but they claimed 27 yrs spur which you see around 95 was not exactly that 🙂 then we have the FL revivals + Resolution 16 shut down

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day you mentioned Res 16 several times.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      YES indeed

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Terry Wiles

      Troy Day there are many variations of reporting and lots of fluctuations.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      WELL but this is the OFFICIAL one

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Terry Wiles variations and fluctuations?

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Terry Wiles are we flexing or fluxing.

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Terry Wiles

      Some report by guessing, rounding, hurrying to put something down so they can get it in and not be penalized.

      Some count every chick, bird, and bee.

      Some don’t report. As you can see on the chart it’s an up and down process.

      The chart only expresses numbers received.

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Terry Wiles

      Daniel J Hesse I’m resting in the Amazon.

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Terry Wiles both!

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Terry Wiles tell that story!

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply February 18, 2019

      Terry Wiles

      30 minute flight below equator. Only rivers, no roads. Rivers are high. Days are hot.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 19, 2019

      Troy Day

      just like the AG stats went down the river…

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 19, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day sad analogy. As I mentioned. Here many of the churches have former AG pastors or people who were at one time a part. What we have on record or stat does not speak to the larger context.

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply February 19, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day the larger question is what caused many to leave, outside moral or relational issues? Divorce or remarriage etc…

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 19, 2019

      Troy Day

      well the other way is going up the river without a paddle

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