Wow: Can you tell which provinces take evangelism seriously?

Posted: September 25, 2009 by limabean03 in Anglican Communion, Thought and Practice in the Diocese of South Carolina, Trinity Tidings

Found this over at Kendall’s blog.  If he isn’t a regular on your daily diet of blogging you really should put him on your list.  Not only is he a remarkable Christian man who  I admire, but his blog is equally fantastic.  Go check it out here. I’ve highlighted below some particularly impressive statistics.  Don’t let the Episcopal statistics get you down!  The Diocese of South Carolina grew last year.  And perhaps more important for my Trinity folks, Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach grew at a rate of 12% over last year.  Add to that the tremendous gift God gave us at Awakenings last week and I’m confident of better things for us and the Dio of S.C.  God has indeed blessed our efforts at Trinity!  To Him be great honor and glory!!

–Anglican Church in Ghana, from 100,000 in 1970 to 236,000 in 2000!

–Anglican Church of Kenya from 582,600 in 1970 to 3.1 million in 2000

Anglican Church in Nigeria from 2.914 million in 1970 to 18 million in 2000

–Anglican Church in Rwanda from 161,899 in 1970 to 700,000 in 2000

Anglican Church in the Sudan from 300,000 in 1970 to 2.2 million in 2000

Anglican Church in Uganda from 1.281 million in 1970 to 8.580 million in 2000

The American Episcopal church from 3.196 million in 1970 to 2.325 million in 2000

–The Anglican Church in Britain from 27.659 million in 1970 to 23.983 million in 2000

–The Anglican Church of Canada from 1.176 million in 1970 to 784,000 in 2000

–The Scottish Episcopal Church from 86,351 in 1970 to 48,300 in 2000

  1. David says:

    That stat from Nigeria is ridiculous.

  2. limabean03 says:

    I had a good conversation with a nigerian bishop a few years ago. I asked him how he became a bishop and he told me they sent him off into an unevangelized part of nigeria and asked him to “make a diocese.” he came back five years later having planted over one hundred churches and they made him a bishop. seems to me like that’s a pretty good litmus test to see if you can become a bishop.

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