A Relationship with Christ: Global Trends 2013 vs. 2018

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As part of the past two Global Church Member Studies (GCMS), church members were asked if they believe in a personal God who seeks a relationship with human beings. An overwhelming majority (84.4%) of respondents in the 2013 survey strongly agreed with this idea, while adding those who agree more than they disagree gives 95% who agree. Only one respondent in twenty disagreed.

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Institute of Church Ministry/Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research Blog

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World Mission


FAR Report 2020