General secretary releases 2018 stats

General Secretary David P. Wilson and Nazarene Research Services released the annual Church of the Nazarene statistical reports for 2018. These detailed reports documenting the missional activities of the denomination on a global scale show growth for the Church of the Nazarene over the statistical year, as well as continued growth over the past decade.

Global reports show total current membership for the Church of the Nazarene at 2,579,243, a net increase of 28,869 (1.13 percent) from 2017

The denomination welcomed in 146,988 new Nazarenes this year.

The fastest growing regions in membership were Africa (7.3 percent) and Eurasia (5.28 percent).

There are currently 30,712 churches in the denomination, a decrease of 163 from last year's report. Of the churches listed, 23,062 are considered officially organized, a gain of 134 in that category. 

The Church of the Nazarene has 18,290 ordained elders, 1,002 ordained deacons, and 10,434 licensed ministers.

Information is based on reports received from districts for assemblies held 1 October 2017 through 30 September 2018. For the full statistical report, click here.

The Statistical Comparisons Table is available in PortuguêsFrançais, and Español.

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