SIDEBAR: Did You Know?


  • In 2011, smaller churches (1–199 in average attendance) reported one conversion for every 6.2 in attendance, while larger churches (200+) reported one conversion for every 3.2 in attendance.
  • In 2011, smaller churches (1–199) reported one water baptism for every 2.2 reported conversions, while larger churches (200+) reported one water baptism for every 4.7 reported conversions.
  • In 2011, smaller churches (1–199) reported one Spirit baptism for every 3.6 reported conversions, while larger churches (200+) reported one Spirit baptism for every 6.8 reported conversions.
All U.S. AG Churches
2011
1986
Average Worship Attendance
148.7
136
Conversions (per church)
37.4
21.6
Water Baptisms (per church)
10.1
8.9
Spirit Baptisms (per church)
6.7
7.7
Smaller Churches (1–199)
 
 
Average Worship Attendance
68.8
73.1
Conversions (per church)
11.0
10.1
Water Baptisms (per church)
5.0
5.0
Spirit Baptisms (per church)
3.1
3.8
Larger Churches (200+)
 
 
Average Worship Attendance
571.0
461.4
Conversions (per church)
176.3
84.2
Water Baptisms (per church)
37.3
30.6
Spirit Baptisms (per church)
26.0
29.7

MICHAEL CLARENSAU, Springfield, Missouri