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Charismatic Churches Over 45,000 U.S. churches identify themselves as charismatic or Pentecostal or nearly 15% of all American churches. Only Baptists claim a larger number. (Foster Letter 6/97)
· 66% of Latin American protestants attend a Pentecostal church.
· Charisma magazine reports its average reader spends more than $570 on Christian products annually and household income averages over $51,000.
· It also reports that in the past year: 88% of its readers last year purchased at least one book, 82% bought at least one Christian cassette tape or CD, 68% bought Christian greeting cards and 48% a Bible.
· Family Christian Stores charismatic section has grown from $1.5 million to $4 million in the last 3 years and is expected to top $5 million in 1998.
· Creation House experienced a 65% growth in sales during the past 16 months. (Christian Retailing 2/21/98)
Global Evangelism Movement reports 25% of all Christians worldwide are charismatic and estimates this number will grow to 38% by 2025. It’s also estimated there are 18 million charismatic Christians in the U.S. Gallup poll reports nearly 62% of Charismatics visited a Christian store in the past 3 months compared 22% of evangelicals. Also, 61% of Charismatics bought multiple Christian books in the past year while 20% of evangelicals did so. Recent Charisma magazine reader polls say during the last 12 months; 88% purchased at least 1 Christian book, 82% Christian tapes, 68% Christian greetings cards, 56% Christian gifts and 48% a Bible. (Christian Retailing 4/7/98)
Books Influence Pastors: A new Barna survey finds Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life and The Purpose-Driven Church (Zondervan) are the most helpful books protestant pastors have read in the last 3 years. Other popular titles were What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey (Zondervan); Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala (Zondervan); Wild at Heart by John Eldredge (Nelson); Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels (Zondervan); Spiritual Leadership by Henry & Richard Blackaby (Broadman & Holman); The Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley (Multnomah); and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell (Nelson). Warren’s books were mentioned by 30% of the pastors and Maxwell’s by 5%. 54% listed at least one book regarding discipleship or personal spiritual growth. Titles about church growth, congregational health or ministry dynamics were noted by 23% of pastors while leadership books were valued by 22%. Less influential types of books listed were theology (9%), evangelism and outreach (6%), pastoring (6%), prayer (5%), charismatic perspectives (5%), trend...
About 25% of the world’s Christians are Pentecostal or charismatic , says historian Vision Synan, dean of Regent University School of Divinity. Missions expert David Barrett notes that this group is growing at the rate of 19 million per year. (CT 11/16/98)
The Barna Research Group recently asked 324,000 Protestant pastors to define their churches. They responded like this:
· Evangelistic 84%
· Theologically Conservative 79%
· Evangelical 79%
· Seeker-sensitive 58%
· Fundamentalist 36%
· Liturgical 35%
· Pentecostal 20%
· Charismatic 19%
· Theological liberal 13%
NIV Leads 40% of Protestant pastors prefer the NIV Bible says a recent Ellison Research survey. 24% prefer the KJV, 17% the NRSV, 10% the NKJV and 9% the NASB. Mainline pastors favor the NRSV, evangelical pastors, the NIV, and charismatic pastors, the KJV. (PWB 9/1/00
Pastors Lack Biblical Worldview: Only 51% of U.S. Protestant pastors have a biblical worldview according to recent Barna Research analysis. George Barna argues you can’t give people what you don’t have. The low percentage of Christians who have a biblical worldview is a direct reflection of the fact that half of our primary religious teachers and leaders do not have one. 71% of Southern Baptist pastors have a biblical worldview compared with 57% of the pastors of Baptist churches (other than Southern Baptist), 51% of non-denominational Protestant pastors, 44% of charismatic or Pentecostal pastors, 35% of black church pastors, 28% of those leading mainline congregations and 27% of Methodist pastors. Fewer seminary graduates (45%) have a biblical worldview than those who have not attended seminary (59%). 53% of male pastors have a biblical worldview, versus just 15% of female pastors. Overall, just 6% of all Protestant Senior Pastors are women. Surprisingly, pastors under age 40 are more likely to have a biblical worldview than are their older peers (56% versus 50%). (Barna Online 1/12/04)
The Average U.S. Pastor has received continuing education on 3.6 different topics during the last two years. Ellison Research finds even though most ministers have gone through seminars or classes, 36% say their church doesn’t budget for it, and the average church that does so allocates just $1,504 per year to it. Among churches with more than one paid staff member, 74% budget continuing education funds for staff other than the senior pastor. Training topics vary among denominations. Church growth training is undertaken by 70% of Methodist ministers and 60% of Southern Baptists, but just 44% of Presbyterians and 28% of Lutherans. 62% of Southern Baptists have undergone evangelism or outreach training, compared to 33% of Pentecostal/charismatic pastors. (LifeWay Facts & Trends Mar/Apr/05)
Experts estimate there are about one million evangelicals, Pentecostal or charismatic Christians in New York City, most of them from historically African-American denominations. (New York Times 6/21/05)