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Major World Christian Denominations,
Rank, Size, Members, Adherents, Number
Born Again; in Christ's Congregation
Seeking  Bible  upd:6/2/11
 
Major World Christian Denominations (aka Religions), Rank, Size, Members, Adherents, Number Born Again, Number in Christ's Congregation.  For similar data compilations, concepts, and "based on" data, check the links below:
 
Tribulation Souls 8 Belief Categories
World Religions Christ's Congregation How Can We Know the Way ?
World Christian Denominations  (this page) How many will be in Heaven ?
USA Christian Denominations Born Again Christians The Christian's Sword (overcomes)
Seek, and Ye Shall Find Righteousness How to Overcome, and Endure
 
How was this table calculated?  See notes at the end of this table.
 
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
Total Christians Worldwide (summary) 2,265.0 100.0% 26.0% 8.1% 170
Catholic 1,200.0 53.0% 13.6% 4.2% 47.111
     Catholic Church 1,147.0 50.6% 13.6% 4.2% 45.030
          Roman Catholic Church 1,125.5 49.7% 13.6% 4.2% 44.186
          Eastern Catholic Churches 21.5 0.95% 13.6% 4.2% 0.844
     Breakaway Catholic Churches 28.0 1.24% 13.6% 4.2% 1.099
     other Catholic 25.0 1.10% 13.6% 4.2% 0.981
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
Protestant 670.0 29.6% 53.7% 16.7% 103.888
     Historical Protestant 350.0 15.5% 30.5% 9.5% 30.840
          Baptist 105.0 4.64% 58.3% 18.1% 17.667
               Southern Baptist Convention 16.3 0.72% 62.3% 19.4% 2.931
               National Baptist Convention 12.5 0.55% 58.3% 18.2% 2.104
               other Baptist (3.0 - 0.6) 16.7 0.74% 73.9% 23.0% 3.563
               other Baptist (under 0.6) 59.5 2.63% 52.8% 16.4% 9.069
          Lutheran 87.0 3.84% 14.9% 4.6% 3.742
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
          Methodist 75.0 3.31% 13.0% 4.0% 2.814
               United Methodist Church 12.0 0.53% 13.0% 4.0% 0.450
               Church of the Nazarene 1.8 0.08% 44.4% 13.8% 0.231
               Free Methodist Church 0.7 0.03% 44.4% 13.8% 0.090
               other Methodist 60.5 2.67% 11.7% 3.6% 2.043
          Reformed Churches 75.0 3.31% 22.8% 7.1% 4.939
               Mainstream Calvinism 20.8 0.92% 23.1% 7.2% 1.387
               Presbyterian 24.0 1.06% 22.0% 6.8% 1.524
               Congregational 2.6 0.11% 25.0% 7.8% 0.188
                    United Church of Christ 1.2 0.05% 21.1% 6.6% 0.073
                    other Congregational 1.4 0.06% 28.4% 8.8% 0.115
               other Reformed 27.6 1.22% 23.1% 7.2% 1.840
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
          Anabaptism 5.0 0.22% 69.2% 21.5% 0.999
               Brethren 1.5 0.07% 69.2% 21.5% 0.300
               Mennonites 1.5 0.07% 69.2% 21.5% 0.300
               Plymouth Brethren 1.0 0.04% 69.2% 21.5% 0.200
               Moravians 0.6 0.03% 69.2% 21.5% 0.120
               Amish 0.2 0.01% 69.2% 21.5% 0.040
               Hutterites 0.2 0.01% 69.2% 21.5% 0.040
          Quakers 0.4 0.02% 69.2% 21.5% 0.080
          Waldensians 0.05 0.00% 69.2% 21.5% 0.010
          other Historical Protestant 2.55 0.11% 80.0% 24.9% 0.589
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
     Modern Protestant 320.0 14.1% 79.1% 24.6% 73.048
          Pentecostal 130.0 5.74% 88.9% 27.7% 33.354
               Assemblies of God 60.0 2.65% 88.9% 27.7% 15.398
               New Apostolic Church 11.0 0.49% 88.9% 27.7% 2.823
               International Circle of Faith 11.0 0.49% 88.9% 27.7% 2.823
               The Pentecostal Mission 10.0 0.44% 88.9% 27.7% 2.566
               Church of God (Cleveland) 9.0 0.40% 93.8% 29.2% 2.437
               Foursquare Gospel 8.0 0.35% 88.9% 27.7% 2.053
               Church of God in Christ 5.5 0.24% 88.9% 27.7% 1.411
               Apostolic Church 6.0 0.26% 88.9% 27.7% 1.540
               other Pentecostal 9.5 0.42% 84.0% 26.2% 2.304
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
          Non-denominational, Evangelical 80.0 3.53% 68.1% 21.2% 15.720
               Calvary Chapel 25.0 1.10% 69.2% 21.5% 4.994
               Born Again Movement 20.0 0.88% 69.2% 21.5% 3.995
               Assoc. of Vineyard Churches 15.0 0.66% 69.2% 21.5% 2.996
               New Life Fellowship 10.0 0.44% 69.2% 21.5% 1.998
               Messianic Jews 1.0 0.04% 95.0% 29.6% 0.274
               other Non-denominational 9.0 0.40% 56.3% 17.5% 1.463
          African initiated churches 40.0 1.77% 80.0% 24.9% 9.237
          Seventh-day Adventist 17.0 0.75% 63.6% 19.8% 3.121
          Restoration Movement 7.0 0.31% 49.1% 15.3% 0.992
               Churches of Christ 5.0 0.22% 49.1% 15.3% 0.709
               other Restoration Movement 2.0 0.09% 49.1% 15.3% 0.283
          other Modern Protestant 46.0 2.03% 80.0% 24.9% 10.623
     other Protestant 0.0 0.00% 80.0% 24.9% 0.000
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
Eastern Orthodoxy 210.0 9.27% 13.6% 4.2% 8.244
Oriental Orthodoxy 75.0 3.31% 13.6% 4.2% 2.944
Anglican / Episcopalian 82.0 3.62% 16.7% 5.2% 3.953
Nontrinitarian 27.0 1.19% 44.7% 13.9% 3.482
     Latter Day Saints (Mormons) 14.0 0.62% 56.7% 17.7% 2.291
     Jehovah's Witnesses 7.1 0.31% 23.1% 7.2% 0.473
     Church of Christ, Scientist 0.4 0.02% 42.1% 13.1% 0.049
     other Nontrinitarian 5.5 0.24% 42.1% 13.1% 0.668
Nestorian 1.0 0.04% 42.1% 13.1% 0.122
Total Christians Worldwide (summary) 2,265.0 100.0% 25.96% 8.08% 169.743
Major World Christian Denominations # Million
Members
Claimed
Percent
of Total
% Born
Again
Claimed
Est % in
Christ's
Congre.
# Millions
in Christ's
Congrega.
 
Notes relating to how the table above was calculated:

     # Million Members Claimed:
          The data was adapted from:
               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations_by_number_of_members

     Percent of Total:
          These values are calculated by dividing the "# Million Members Claimed" values,
               by the "Total Christians Worldwide" of  2,265.0 shown in the table above.

     % Born Again Claimed:
          The bold values were selected from:
               "TABLE 5  DENOMINATIONAL DIFFERENCES ON BEING BORN-AGAIN" contained in:
                    http://www.adherents.com/largecom/prot_classify.html     (Table 5 is also shown below)
          The remaining values are reverse calculated from the sums in "# Millions in Christ's Congregation".

                                  TABLE 5

                      DENOMINATIONAL DIFFERENCES ON
                            BEING BORN-AGAIN
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                                    % Born Again (a)
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Church of God / Holiness              93.8   (32)
Pentecostal / Assem. of God           88.9   (45)
Other Protestant                      80.0   (30)
Other Baptist                         73.9   (46)
Other Fundamentalist                  69.2   (13)
Christian                             65.4   (52)
Seventh Day Adventist                 63.6   (11)
Southern Baptist                      62.3  (260)
Baptist                               58.3  (247)
Mormon                                56.7   (30)
Non-denominational                    56.3   (32)
Church of Christ                      49.1   (53)
Nazarene, Free Methodist              44.4   (18)
Other religions                       42.1   (19)
No preference                         36.5   (74)
Protestant, general                   29.2   (48)
Congregational                        25.0   (25)
Jehovah's Witness                     23.1   (13)
Reform                                23.1   (13)
Presbyterian                          22.0  (109)
United Church of Christ               21.1   (19)
Episcopalian                          16.7   (72)
Lutheran (not Missouri Synod)         14.9  (161)
Catholic                              13.6  (668)
Methodist                             13.0  (285)
Jewish                                 7.1   (42)
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(a) Of whose who said religion was important, % saying they have been born
   again, from combined 1980 and 1984 SRC American National Election Studies.

 
 Estimated % in Christ's Congregation:
          These values are calculated by multiplying the "% Born Again Claimed" values by 0.311349:
               Using 0.311349 results in the total "# Millions in Christ's Congregation"
                    being equal to 170 (169.743), which is 2.5% of the world's population (1 in 40).
          The "World Population Total" of 6,790 (6,789.7), closely matches a Fall'2009 value from:
               http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

          The value of 170, used for "Christ's Congregation of Born Again Christians who Overcome",
               has been set to 2.5% of the "World Population Total"  (170 = 6,789.7 x .025 = 169.743),
               based on values established in "How many will be in Heaven ?"

          Similarly, in a typical group of 100 Christians (80 Born Again + 20 not = 100),
               how many would you expect to Overcome ?
                    (Multiplying 80 by our 0.311349 factor above = 25 = 1 quarter (1/4) of the 100 Christians.)
               For a vivid example of this, read "The Christian's Sword defeats (overcomes) Lucifer and his Army"
                    to see what it takes to Overcome !!!
               (This typical group exactly matches the "other Protestant" line in Table 5 above (80.0% Born Again),
                         but this typical group of 100 could be any mix of Christians from various denominations.)

     # Millions in Christ's Congregation (Worldwide):
          These values are calculated by multiplying the "# Million Members Claimed" values,
               times a scale factor (2,100/2,265), times the "Est % in Christ's Congregation".
          The scale factor adjusts the values in this survey (sum = 2,265),
               to match the values in our base survey (sum = 2,100 = 2.1 billion) shown at:
                    http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html