On The Journey

Pastor Michael

Numbers.  Numbers.  Numbers.  What do you think of these numbers by the Pew Research Center?

 

In the United States, Christians will decline from more than three-quarters of the population to two-thirds in 2050.

 

The number of religiously unaffiliated people, also known as religious “nones,” is increasing in the United States and Europe, and we project continued growth.  Globally, however, the opposite is true:  the unaffiliated are expected to decrease as a share of the world’s population from 16% to 13%.

 

Currently, 61% of the worldwide church is in the global south.

 

The projected growth in Christianity world-wide is +34.6% by 2050.

 

The projected growth in Christianity in Europe is -17.9% by 2050.

 

The projected growth in Christianity in North America is +7.5% by 2050.

 

The projected growth in Christianity in the Caribbean and Latin America is +25.3% by 2050.

 

The projected growth in Christianity in Asia-Pacific is +32.8% by 2050.

 

The projected growth in Christianity the Middle East and North Africa is +43% by 2050.

 

The projected growth in Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa is +115% by 2050.

 

Nearly four-in-ten Christians (38%) are projected to live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050.