Denominations by Size Index

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This list is in order of number of members.

Catholicism - 1.2 billion
Protestantism - 670 million
Anglicanism (generally considered Protestant) - 82 million
Eastern Orthodoxy - 210 million
Oriental Orthodoxy - 75 million
Nestorianism - 1 million

References

  1. Catholic News Service
  2. http://www.intratext.com/IXT/ENG1199/_PR.HTM
  3. http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=83&catid=3
  4. Baptist World Alliance
  5. http://www.sbcec.net/bor/2007/2007SBCAnnual.pdf
  6. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/north-america/united-states-of-america/national-baptist-convention-usa-inc.html
  7. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/north-america/united-states-of-america/national-baptist-convention-of-america-inc.html
  8. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/nigeria/nigerian-baptist-convention.html
  9. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/north-america/united-states-of-america/progressive-national-baptist-convention-inc.html
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Ron Rhodes, The Complete Guide to Christian Denominations, Harvest House, 2007
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 http://www.bwanet.org/default.aspx?pid=437
  12. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/india/samavesam-of-telugu-baptist-churches.html
  13. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/nigeria/methodist-church-nigeria.html
  14. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/south-africa/methodist-church-of-southern-africa.html
  15. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/south-korea.html
  16. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/ivory-coast/united-methodist-church-of-ivory-coast.html
  17. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/ghana/methodist-church-ghana.html
  18. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/india/methodist-church-in-india.html
  19. Lutheran World Federation
  20. Germany
  21. http://www.lutheranworld.org/Directory/AFR/EvLuthCchinTanzania-EN.html
  22. http://evl.fi/EVLUutiset.nsf/Documents/0DCC039A551C3C6CC22575320038BE6F?OpenDocument&lang=FI
  23. http://www.lutheranworld.org/Directory/ASI/ProtChrisBatakCch-EN.html
  24. http://www.lutheranworld.org/Directory/AFR/LuthCchChristinNigeria-EN.html
  25. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/india/united-evangelical-lutheran-church-in-india.html
  26. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/pacific/papua-new-guinea/evangelical-lutheran-church-of-papua-new-guinea.html
  27. http://www.lutheranworld.org/Directory/ASI/hraEvLuthCch-EN.html
  28. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/latin-america/brazil/evangelical-church-of-the-lutheran-confession-in-brazil.html
  29. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/namibia/evangelical-lutheran-church-in-namibia.html
  30. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/south-africa/evangelical-lutheran-church-in-southern-africa.html
  31. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/kenya/presbyterian-church-of-east-africa.html
  32. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/south-africa/presbyterian-church-of-africa.html
  33. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/democratic-republic-of-congo/church-of-christ-in-congo-presbyterian-community-of-congo.html
  34. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/south-korea/presbyterian-church-of-korea.html
  35. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/cameroon/presbyterian-church-of-cameroon.html
  36. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/europe/united-kingdom/church-of-scotland.html
  37. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/sudan/presbyterian-church-of-the-sudan.html
  38. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/cameroon/presbyterian-church-in-cameroon.html
  39. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/ghana/presbyterian-church-of-ghana.html
  40. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/nigeria/presbyterian-church-of-nigeria.html
  41. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/south-africa/uniting-presbyterian-church-in-southern-africa.html
  42. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/madgascar/church-of-jesus-christ-in-madagascar-fjkm.html
  43. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/zambia/united-church-of-zambia.html
  44. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/europe/netherlands/protestant-church-in-the-netherlands.html
  45. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/cameroon/evangelical-church-of-cameroon.html
  46. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/indonesia/protestant-evangelical-church-in-timor.html
  47. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/indonesia/christian-evangelical-church-in-minahasa.html
  48. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/pacific/papua-new-guinea/united-church-in-papua-new-guinea.html
  49. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/philippines/united-church-of-christ-in-the-philippines.html
  50. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/indonesia/protestant-church-in-western-indonesia.html
  51. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/indonesia/evangelical-christian-church-in-tanah-papua.html
  52. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/asia/indonesia/protestant-church-in-the-moluccas.html
  53. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/europe/hungary/reformed-church-in-hungary.html
  54. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/europe/romania/reformed-church-in-romania.html
  55. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/south-africa/uniting-reformed-church-in-southern-africa.html
  56. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/angola/evangelical-congregational-church-in-angola.html
  57. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/south-africa/united-congregational-church-of-southern-africa.html
  58. http://www.adherents.com/Na/Na_84.html#596
  59. http://www.adherents.com/Na/Na_513.html#3117
  60. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/caribbean/antigua-and-barbuda/moravian-church-eastern-west-indies-province.html
  61. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/church-families/pentecostal-churches.html
  62. Association of Christian Churches. Dr. James B. Gould. Washington, DC, USA. 2006.
  63. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/nigeria/church-of-the-lord-aladura-worldwide.html
  64. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/south-africa/council-of-african-instituted-churches.html
  65. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/democratic-republic-of-congo/church-of-christ-light-of-the-holy-spirit.html
  66. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/kenya/african-church-of-the-holy-spirit.html
  67. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/kenya/african-israel-nineveh-church.html
  68. Anglican Communion News Service Accessed 22-Aug-09
  69. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/burundi/province-of-the-anglican-church-of-burundi.html
  70. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/regions/africa/democratic-republic-of-congo/church-of-christ-in-congo-anglican-community-of-congo.html
  71. 71.0 71.1 http://www.patriyarkhat.org.ua/ukr/archive/article;143;388/
  72. Not recgognized by the Syriac Orthodox Church
  73. {{The Encyclopedia Of Christianity (Encyclopedia of Christianity) Volume 5



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