New Testament Bible Class

Lutherans are Around the World

All Lutheran Denominations

Continent         2003                 2007                 Change

Africa                13,068,209        17,185,299        4,117,090           +31%

Asia                    7,323,736          8,415,776        1,092,040          +15%

Europe              36,001,617        37,177,468        1,175,851            +3%

Latin America      1,128,335          1,104,194            -24,141            -2%

North America     8,435,788          7,940,686          -495,102             -6%

Total                65,957,685        71,823,423        5,865,738             +9%

World Population

                 6,310,549,597   6,639,217,576   +328,667,979                +5%

 

Countries outside Europe with more than half a million Lutherans

            `                                                           2003                 2007                 Change

USA  ……………………………………………………   8,153,651          7,682,436          -6%

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America               5,099,877         4,774,203          -6%

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod ….                  2,540,045          2,417,997          -5%

Indonesia ……………………………………………..   4,304,253          5,190,672          +21%

Ethiopia ………………………………………………..  4,033,413          4,869,157           +21%

Madagascar …………………………………………..  2,500,000          3,000,000           +20%

Tanzania ……………………………………………….  2,500,000          4,632,480          +85%

India ………………………………………………………  1,757,511          1,850,588            +5%

Nigeria ………………………………………………….  1,287,023          1,880,050          +46%

Papua New Guinea …………………………………..     953,000          1,040,000            +9%

Brazil ……………………………………………………..    938,576             934,265           -.4%

Namibia …………………………………………………….  916,093         1,007,395          +10%

South Africa ……………………………………………..    906,982            696,873          -23%

 

Lutheran church bodies outside Europe with more than half a million members

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America                         4,774,203

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania                        4,632,480

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus           4,033,413                       

Protestant Christian Batak Church (Indonesia)                3,750,000                      

Malagasy Lutheran Church                                            2,500,000                   

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania                        2,500,000                      

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod                     2,417,997

The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria                         1,745,050

Evangelical Lutheran Church Papua New Guinea               900,000

Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church                                 800,000

Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil      715,085

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN)          652,195

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa                  580,377

 

 

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