Friday, January 2, 2009

The Church of the Nazarene Continues to Grow

During the Advent Season (yes, I know this is a bit late, but as I said, below, I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging! Anyway, during the Advent Season . . .) the Board of General Superintendents issued an episcopal Christmas letter. Among many things covered in that letter was the fact that during the year of 2008, the Church of the Nazarene surpassed the 1.8 million member mark! - Praise be to God!

The letter did not give the current total of Nazarenes in the United States, but the last I recall the U.S. membership was someplace between 600,000 and 700,000. The letter did indicate that the U.S. church took in nearly 39,000 members in 2008. That is second only to the African church, which received 62,000 members. The U.S. church has taken in over 30,000 new Nazarenes annually for a decade.


Daniel Coutz said...

I would be curious how many of that 39,000 are new converts and compare that to the African church.

Craig L. Adams said...

A significant contrast with the United Methodist Church!

Eric said...

Is that net gain, or gross gain?