Fast Facts on the
American House Church Movement
More than 30 million adults now practice their faith through a house church.
In a typical week, 9% of all adults participate in a house church
About two-thirds of all adults engaged in a house church attend in any given
week, with the remaining segment attending at least once a month.
Men are slightly more likely than women to engage in house church options.
Evangelical Christians are those most likely to get involved in an alternative form
of the Christian church.
Compared to white adults, black adults are roughly twice as likely to be active in a
house church (12% versus 6%)
Hispanics adults are the ethnic group most likely to meet in a house church
Asians are the least consistent in their participation in a house church.
Downscale adults (i.e., those with below-average levels of education and
household income) are almost twice as likely as upscale individuals (i.e., those
with above-average levels of education and income) to be active in an alternative
form of church.
Adapted from George Barna, www.barna.org, "Rapid Increase in Alternative Forms
of The Church Are Changing the Religious Landscape," October 24, 2005.