General secretary releases 2019 statistics
General Secretary Gary Hartke and Nazarene Research Services released the annual Church of the Nazarene statistical reports for 2019. These detailed reports documenting the missional activities of the denomination on a global scale show growth for the Church of the Nazarene 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 2,616,741 a net increase of 37,498 (1.45 percent) from 2018.
The denomination welcomed in 138,750 new Nazarenes this year.
There are currently 30,875 churches in the denomination, an increase of 163 from last year's report. Of the churches listed, 23,158 are considered officially organized, a gain of 96 in that category.
The Church of the Nazarene has 18,566 ordained elders, 918 ordained deacons, and 10,239 licensed ministers.