Discipleship in the Church of the Nazarene

Discipleship in the Church of the Nazarene

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Nazarenes report discipleship statistics from each local church.

The following chart based on newly released 2012 data shows some of the ways discipleship is the same and how it differs across the Church of the Nazarene globally.

 

 

  • USA/Canada uses discipleship as a means of outreach, with significantly more people on the discipleship lists than church members.

 

 

  • About half of Nazarenes participate in weekly discipleship activities. Regionally, the percentage varies from 40 percent in Eurasia to 60 percent in USA/Canada.
  • In all regions, the most common form of regular discipleship is the Sunday School.
  • Small Group involvement in Asia-Pacific and Eurasia is more than half that of their Sunday School.
  • Three regions have significant numbers of weekly disciples who are not part of either Sunday School or small groups.

 

 

Region

Percent Members on Discipleship Rolls

Percent Members Involved in  |Weekly Discipleship

Percent of Weekly Attendees in Sunday School

Percent of Weekly Attendees in Small Groups

Minimum Percent Discipled Other Ways

Africa

45%

44%

68%

13%

19%

Asia-Pacific

55%

53%

64%

35%

0%

Eurasia

40%

40%

47%

24%

28%

Mesoamerica

69%

52%

75%

13%

11%

South America

62%

51%

72%

29%

0%

USA/Canada

120%

60%

69%

37%

0%

GLOBAL

74%

51%

68%

26%

6%

 

 

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Dale Jones is director of Research Services for the Church of the Nazarene.

 

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