World Christian Database

Renewal over time

Renewal in the Holy Spirit: 1970-2010

Six new fields for each denomination show the percentage and total number of affiliated Christians participating in the Renewal in the Holy Spirit in 1970, 2000 and 2005. This extends the sequence from the 2010 data which was made available last year.

Pentecostal denominations are, by definition, 100% Renewalist, as are many Independent denominations, while percentages have been applied for the remaining Protestant, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglican traditions.

The fields are available for adding to any query that includes denominations data, and can also be seen in the 'Renewal' tab of the Denominations detail screens.

There is also a sample query called "Renewal by Denomination over time" on the Denominations home page. In some denominations the percentage change over time appears very small, and so the raw total numbers give a better impression of growth.