ROTW Certified Statistics represent the evidence-based consensus of three or more respected research studies, compiled over five years and thousands of hours of research on all church related studies, by Dr. Doug Petersen, Oxford Center for Mission Studies.
These statistics reveal the shocking status of Christianity in America today, and the biblical illiteracy of most of those who call themselves Christians. These statistics confirm the urgent need for Igniting Christians to Ignite America with Revival, by moving everyone, every day, closer to Jesus. Please share these statistics with every Bible believing Christian you know!
Doug Petersen is the Margaret S Smith Distinguished Professor of World Mission and Intercultural Studies and a director of the Judkins Institute for Leadership at Vanguard University. With more than 30 years of leadership responsibilities in non-profit and higher education organizations in Latin America and the United States. Professor Petersen is an experienced research scholar writing extensively on the beliefs and social practices of grassroots religious groups. His book, Not by Might, Nor by Power, focusing on religion and popular social movements, was selected among the Outstanding Books of the Decade 1990-2000 by the International Bulletin of Mission Research. In addition to his books, Petersen has published numerous scholarly journal articles and authored book chapters and popular pieces on religion, ethics, and politics. Professor Petersen holds a PhD in Social Theology from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, England.