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How much has weekly church attendance declined?

There has been a shocking 20% decline in weekly church attenders in the last 4 years, up from a 6% decline in the previous 4 years, and only a 2% decline in the previous 20 years.


This IgniteAmerica Certified Statistic is based on the following research:

Percentage of Americans who attend church weekly:

2014 2018 % Change
Gallup Religion Polls 29 22 -24%
General Social Surveys 26 23 -11%
Pew Research Center 33 24 -27%
2010 2014 % Change
Gallup Religion Polls 30 29 -3.3%
General Social Surveys 27 26 -3.7%
Pew Research Center 37 33 -10.7%


Cultural Context:

This is the most shocking, game-changing statistic we’ve ever reported!
To put it in perspective, 30% of our population never goes to church. This is up from 25% just 5 years ago! And almost 30% of our population are “Chreasters,” who primarily go to church at Christmas and Easter.

This means that almost 60% of our population is living outside the influence of the Church . . . and can only be reached through media or through personal faith-sharing experiences by the faithful. That’s why it’s called the Great Commission and it’s given to all of us!

As in most social dynamics, 80% of the work and support of the Church is performed by 20% of the people—those who are the most faithful with their church attendance, time, resources and financial support. The worst possible news for the Church is that our most faithful weekly church attenders are declining in explosively increasing numbers, with no sign of slowing down.

We want to believe that our world is becoming increasingly Christian, but the numbers prove the opposite. While millions of people are coming to Christ around the world, the global growth rate of Christianity is less than the growth rate of the world’s population . . . not counting the millions who are leaving the Church. Islam is now the fastest-growing religion in the world.

In America from 1990 to 2010, the decline in weekly church attenders was less than 1% per decade. And then, from 2010 to 2014, weekly church attenders declined 6% in just four years! And now, in the last four years, weekly church attenders have decreased by 20%. This means the bedrock of the American Church, which funds the majority of global evangelism, is disappearing!

The numbers speak for themselves. Post-Christian America is rapidly becoming as faithless and godless as our European counterparts . . . with funding for world evangelism in jeopardy. Might this be setting the stage for the one-world government prophesied in the Book of Revelation?

With almost every country in the world losing respect for its leaders, the world is primed for a ‘Global Leader’ who can bring real change. Imagine the global response to a charismatic personality who supernaturally ends global terrorism, poverty, and financial fluctuations with a one-world monetary system.

But there’s a catch! The global monetary system will only be available to those who accept this charismatic leader, the Anti-Christ, as God. That can only happen in a world that’s lost its faith. And for the first time in human history, we are at that point . . . even in America. That’s what makes this statistic so chilling!

None of us knows the day or the hour, and none of us can change the trajectory of world events. But, every day, God gives you the mandate to move everyone in your world closer to Jesus. And when you do that, when we all do that, we’ll ignite America with Revival. It’s America’s only hope!

As a Christian, the only thing that will matter 100 years from now is how many people will be in Heaven, because of you. Your task is to get as many people into Heaven as possible before it’s too late!

When you do that, you’ll be living your life for God’s purpose (to seek and save the lost) and enjoying God’s promise to make everything in your life, for the rest of your life, work for good!

The resounding message from this statistic is that if you want to spend eternity in Heaven with your unsaved friends and loved ones, you’re running out of time to make that happen.


Except for Christians, The Entire World is Being Deceived
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
I John 5:19

. . . scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.
II Peter 3:3

We’ve gone from 30% to 80% of Our Population Being Unbelievers
(This scripture explains why our world is going crazy)
Satan, who is the God of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News.
II Corinthians 4:4

Those Without God Have No Understanding
Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.
Daniel 12:10

They See Good as Evil and Evil as Good
Woe to them who call evil good and good evil.
Isaiah 5:20

This is What a Post-Christian Society Looks Like
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power.
II Timothy 3:1-5

It Was Prophesied That Christians Would Grow Cold
But the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons . . . whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
I Timothy 4:1-3

Loving Hearts Are Growing Cold
Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
Matthew 24:12

The Road Less Traveled
You can enter God’s Kingdom through the narrow gate. The highway to Hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:13-14

Most Unbelievers Are Primed to Hear the Good News!
And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity . . . people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world.
Luke 21:25

The Flood Came After Man’s Preoccupation with Evil
God saw the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6:5

In the Days of Noah, the Earth Was Filled With Violence
. . . the earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Genesis 6:11

As It Was in the Days of Noah, So Shall It Be When the Lord Returns
When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his ark. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.
Matthew 24:37

Encourage the Faithful!
. . . let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together as is the habit of some but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24-25

He’s Coming for The Faithful!
For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air… Then we will be with the Lord forever.
I Thessalonians 4:15

Faithful vs Unfaithful
A faithful, sensible servant is one whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward . . . But what if the servant is evil and thinks “My master won’t be back for a while,” and he begins beating the other servants, partying and getting drunk? The master will return unannounced and unexpected . . . and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 24:45-50

God’s Call to The Faithful
Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming . . . therefore, you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Matthew 24:42-44

The Faithful Honor God with Every Thought, Word and Action
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.
Matthew 12:36

Don’t Be Lulled to Sleep!
For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying “There is peace and security” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
I Thessalonians 5:2-3

Faithful to The End
Sin will be rampant everywhere and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:12

God’s Greeting to The Faithful
Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate!
Matthew 25:3

God Rewards the Faithful
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.
I Corinthians 2:9

The ‘Anti-Christ’ Is About To Appear & Declare He Is God
Now dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of the Lord . . . that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed – the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God . . . he can be revealed only when his time comes. For this lawlessness is already at work, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed.
II Thessalonians 2:1-8

One-World Monetary System for Those Who Declare Anti-Christ God
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name . . . and his number is 666.
Revelation 13:16-18

Jesus Stops Man from Destroying Himself
If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive . . .
Matthew 24:22

The Most Watched Event in Television History
As the lightening comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man. Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from heaven and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in Heaven and then all the tribes of the earth will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 24:27-30

Our God Reigns!
And the Lord will be King over all the earth. On that day, there will be One Lord – His Name alone will be worshipped.
Zechariah 14:9

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