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State of Evangelism Today

Since 1990 the Church in the U.S. is experiencing a significant decline, while the population is growing rapidly. This creates a large and growing gap.

Facts

 There are an estimated 190 million non-Christians1, which would equal the 4th largest nation in the world2

 85% of all evangelical churches have "evangelism" in their mission statement

 Less than 5% of Christians in a typical church are personally involved in evangelism3

 A typical church spends less than 2% of their budget on local evangelism4

 Only 9% of pastors and 2% of lay people say they are gifted, and most do not feel adequately trained in evangelism5





1 George Barna, Re-Churching The Unchurched (Ventura, CA: Issachar Resources, 2000) 12. www.barna.org
2 See www.gazetteer.de, after China, India, and Indonesia.
3 TEI calculation based on information from George Barna, Evangelism That Works (Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 1995) 23. www.barna.org
4 George Barna, Evangelism That Works (Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 1995) 84. www.barna.org
5 George Barna, Evangelism That Works (Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 1995) 84. www.barna.org