Missionaries: There are 410,000 Missionaries from all branches of Christendom. Only between 2 and 3% of these missionaries work among unreached peoples. 140,000 Protestant Missionaries. 64,000 Protestant Missionaries from the US.
Distribution of Protestant Missionaries among cultural blocks:
74% Among Nominal Christians
3% Among Buddhists
8% Among Tribal Peoples
2% Among Hindus
6% Among Muslims
2% Among Chinese Folk Religions
4% Among Non-Religious/Atheists
1% Among Jewish Peoples
Global Church Member Finance (in US Dollars):
12.3 Trillion - Total Annual Income
213 Billion - Giving to Christian Causes (1.73% of total income)
11.4 Billion - To Foreign Missions (5.4% of giving to Christian causes)
87% of foreign mission money goes for work among those already Christian
12% for work among evangelized non-Christians
1% for work among the unevangelized.
The church of Christ has over 100 times the resources needed to plant native churches in these people groups.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Here is some statistics on the "deployment" of resources for missions (from The Traveling Team):