Annual Income of all Church Members: $42 trillion.  [1]

  • (Annual income of Evangelical Christians is approximately $7 trillion.)


Given to any Christian causes: $700 billion. [1]

Until recently, Americans gave less money to reach the unreached than they spent buying Halloween costumes...for their pets.
  • That's also how much we spend in America on Christmas.

Given to Missions: $45 billion

  • That's only 6.4% of the money given to Christian causes of any kind (2015). [1]  *5.6% reported in 2010, GAC [2]
  • That's also how much we spend in America on dieting programs.
  • Embezzled:  If you are doing the math and realize there is $50 billion missing, this is where it went. [1]


Pastoral ministries of local churches (mostly in Christian nations):  $677 billion (96.8%) [2]

"Home Missions" in same Christian nations:  $20.3 billion (2.9%) [2]

Going to Unevangelized Non-Christian world: $2.1 billion (.3%) [2]  *This is different than "Unreached"

Money that goes toward Unreached Peoples: *Estimated $450 million [3]

  • [3] *In 2001 only 1% of giving to "Missions" went to unreached - if that trend holds true today it would be $450 million.
  • The $450 million going toward UPG's is only .001% of the $42 trillion Income of Christians.  For every $100,000 that Christians make, they give $1 to the unreached.


Evangelical Christians could provide all of the funds needed to plant a church in each of the 6,900 unreached people groups with only 0.03% of their income.

The Church has roughly 3,000 times the financial resources and 9,000 times the manpower needed to finish the Great Commission.

If every evangelical gave 10% of their income to missions we could easily support 2 million new missionaries.


Sources: Download "Status of Global Christianity below.  [1] International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 39, No. 1,  also World Christian Database, 2015,*Barrett and Johnson. 2001. World Christian Trends, pg 656, [2] Todd Johnson, Global Atlas of Christianity, pg 296, [3]. Baxter, Mark R. 2007. The Coming Revolution: Because Status Quo Missions Won't Finish the Job, pg 12.  Halloween Costumes