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Church growth worldwide

August 3, 2009

“Between 1950 and 1992, Bible believing Christians went from just 3% of
the world population to 10% of the population. This is jump from 80 million to 540 million.

Grudem, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing, 1994), p. 1124, note

Church Growth – China

August 3, 2009

In recent years more than 500,000 people per year have been baptised and received into the church – and this figure does not take account of vast numbers who have been converted through unregistered house churchse.

In 1999 the TSPM issued a figure of 12 million Protestants in China. This is an extremely low estimate, based on baptised or registered adult members of TSPM -supervised churches and meeting points. It does not include children under 18, or the millions who meet in unregistered house churches.

In 1980 the TSPM were claiming 1 million Protestants.

Tony Lambert, China’s Christain Millions, OMF, p.28