General secretary releases 2015 stats

General Secretary David P. Wilson and Nazarene Research Services released the annual church statistical reports for 2015. These detailed reports documenting the missional activities of the Church of the Nazarene on a global scale show growth for the denomination over the statistical year, as well as continued growth over the past decade.

Global reports show total current membership for the Church of the Nazarene at 2,441,372, a net increase of 146,266 (6.37 percent) from 2014

The denomination welcomed in 143,076 new Nazarenes this year.

The fastest growing regions in membership were Eurasia (16.33 percent) and Mesoamerica (10.90 percent).

There are currently 29,945 churches in the denomination, an increase of 550 from last year's report. Of the churches listed, 21,912 are considered officially organized, a gain of 487 in that category. 

Average weekly worship attendance increased by 5.72 percent in 2015 to 1,498,482. 

The Church of the Nazarene has 17,395 ordained elders, 836 ordained deacons, and 9,663 licensed ministers.

Information is based on reporting received from districts for assemblies held October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. For the full statistical report, click here.