The NEW PENTECOSTAL stats are in

The NEW PENTECOSTAL stats are in
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This national church survey reveals important data about the state of the church in America today |  Pew Forum | Barna Research Group | Gallup

The survey has been conducted for the past two years in several hundred congregations from all denominations across the United States. All collected national trends provide information about essential ministry dynamics and characteristics of the local congregation like:

  • Church Type & Membership
  • Teams & Leaders
  • Praise & Worship
  • Pastoral/Personal
  • Mission & Vision

 

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The answers to the above questions are found in Pentecostal theology, which claims the “five-fold Gospel.” The results of a recent survey of one hundred randomly selected Bulgarian Protestants asking about the fundamentals of their faith is shown in the following table:

Does a person have free will? – YES  –   78% NO – 22%
Can a person choose to be saved or not? – YES  –   75% NO – 25%
Must a person accept Jesus Christ as a personal Savior in order to be saved? – YES  –   97% NO – 3%
Can a person lose his/her salvation? – YES  –   75% NO – 25%
Is the use of alcohol sin? – YES  –   60% NO – 40%
Can a person be saved without being baptized in the Holy Spirit? – YES  –   72% NO – 28%
Are you baptized with the Holy Spirit? – YES  –   63% NO – 37%
Have the spiritual gifts described in the Bible ceased? – YES  –   10% NO – 90%
Are there apostles today? – YES  –   64% NO – 36%
Do you go to church each week? – YES  –   73% NO – 27%
Do you pray daily? – YES  –   88% NO – 12%
Do you read the Bible daily? – YES  –   77% NO – 23%
Do you fast more than once a week? – YES  –   35% NO – 65%

Sample reports from the national State of the Church survey include:

  • 5 common church types across the nation
  • 3 financial characteristics of the average church in America
  • College education take over church leadership
  • 4 leading types of pastor’s teams
  • The growth of congregational ethnicity
  • 6 dimensions of leadership training for small churches (80-120 members)
  • Top 3 problems in church growth
  • 8 Successful strategies to communicate with your church volunteer teams
  • 4 age groups within the make of church membership
  • 7 factors that make your congregational ethnos
  • 20th century paradigm for church training still used today
  • How can you improve worship within a church service
  • 5 ways to improve how the community views your church
  • 3 successful ways how to really spend half of your time in prayer and meditation

Though, the majority of participants were among Western North American Pentecostal/Charismatic congregations, the National State of the Church Survey brings results of the state of the church much similar to the ones presented by the Pew Forum, Barna Research Group and Gallup. While the said researchers present a more holistic to the Christian body information, the National State of the Church Survey brings a special focus of statistical data on Pentecostal/Charismatic congregations, their structure, leadership and praxis.

Our team of experts is currently preparing a detailed publication of our findings in several parts which will air during the month of March. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and all other available media channels and be notified of each part of the National State of the Church Survey as soon as it becomes available online.

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20 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 7, 2019

    Troy Day

    Daniel J Hesse as promised to Amazon Terry
    Does a person have free will? – YES – 78% NO – 22%
    Can a person choose to be saved or not? – YES – 75% NO – 25%
    Must a person accept Jesus Christ as a personal Savior in order to be saved? – YES – 97% NO – 3%
    Can a person lose his/her salvation? – YES – 75% NO – 25%
    Is the use of alcohol sin? – YES – 60% NO – 40%
    Can a person be saved without being baptized in the Holy Spirit? – YES – 72% NO – 28%
    Are you baptized with the Holy Spirit? – YES – 63% NO – 37%
    Have the spiritual gifts described in the Bible ceased? – YES – 10% NO – 90%
    Are there apostles today? – YES – 64% NO – 36%
    Do you go to church each week? – YES – 73% NO – 27%
    Do you pray daily? – YES – 88% NO – 12%
    Do you read the Bible daily? – YES – 77% NO – 23%
    Do you fast more than once a week? – YES – 35% NO – 65%

  • Daniel J Hesse
    Reply March 7, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    Wonder what a larger lot would look like?

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 7, 2019

    Troy Day

    These stats are from several hundred churches nation wide. A study in America does not get bigger than that – at least I dont know of one that surpasses into the thousands of churches; maybe a denominational one – but then we know how denominations do their counts

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 7, 2019

    Troy Day

    and this is JUST 2015-2019 Statistics Report on the Assemblies of God (USA)

    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

    http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/2015-statistics-report-on-the-assemblies-of-god-usa/

  • Link Hudson
    Reply March 7, 2019

    Link Hudson

    The stats that show that over 60% believe in modern apostles is interesting. I wonder how much of this is NAR influence as opposed to a more traditional idea of the role of apostleship.

    This question is a weird one, IMO, if it was the only one asked about fasting:
    “Do you fast more than once a week?”

    If the surveyor were writing a paper on Pharisees fasting twice a week or the recommendations of the Didache and wanted to quote a stat on the number of Pentecsotals who fast more than that, the question makes sense. But why say two times a week? Why not ask about once a week, once a month or regularly?

  • Salvatore Tropea Sr
    Reply March 7, 2019

    Salvatore Tropea Sr

    Interesting!

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 9, 2019

    Troy Day

    Daniel J Hesse The USA denominations that are growing, or at least not losing members, are those where Latinos are either in Latino churches or in intercultural churches with a large Latino presence. Juan Martinez

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 9, 2019

    Troy Day

    Of the five U.S. denominations that have the largest Latino presence, in four of them Latinos are at least 20 percent of the membership: Assemblies of God, Seventh-Day Adventist, Church of God, and Apostolic Assembly.

  • Daniel J Hesse
    Reply March 9, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    Where would OUR AG be w/o our Latino churches?

    • Troy Day
      Reply March 9, 2019

      Troy Day

      is what we are as church in America today

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply March 9, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day I wonder how they do discipleship? How do they do the distinctives as we know them? How do they embrace our core beliefs coming from Catholicism?

    • Troy Day
      Reply March 9, 2019

      Troy Day

      same way as everyone else – it all comes down from the TOP with LifeWay publications in hand

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply March 9, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day 😀 what about GPH ?

    • Daniel J Hesse
      Reply March 9, 2019

      Daniel J Hesse

      Troy Day what about Global University? Do they really buy in?

  • Troy Day
    Reply July 4, 2019

    Troy Day

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