Statistical Information

The World Methodist Council strives to have the most up-to-date and accurate information on our Member Churches as possible. If you are a representative from a member church and the information is inaccurate, please email us at info@worldmethodistcouncil.org with corrections.

 

Church Members Communion
African Methodist Episcopal Church 2,500,000 3,250,000
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 1,432,795 1,862,634
Argentina, Evangelical Methodist Church 8,940 11,622
Australia, Chinese Methodist Church 1,600 2,080
Australia, Uniting Church of 350,000 455,000
Australia, Wesleyan Methodist Church 2,452 4,038
Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church 1,900 2,470
Bangladesh, Methodist Church 18,201 23,661
Belgium, United Protestant Church 3,401 4,421
Benin, Protestant Methodist Church 90,000 117,000
Bolivia, Evangelical Methodist Church 9,053 117,69
Brazil, Methodist Church 214,715 279,130
Canada, The United Church 608,243 790,716
Caribbean and Americas, Methodist Church 62,120 80,756
Chile, Methodist Church 9,882 12,847
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 858,670 1,116,271
Church of the Nazarene 2,136,122 2,776,959
Colombia, Methodist Church 1,000 1,300
Costa Rica, Evangelical Methodist Church 16,000 20,800
Cuba, Methodist Church 33,000 42,900
Democratic Republic of Congo, The Free Methodist Church of 151,695
Dominican Republic, Evangelical Church 10,000 13,000
Ecuador, Evangelical United Church 1,500 1,950
Fiji, Methodist Church in 212,860 276,718
The Gambia, Methodist Church 2,000 2,600
Ghana, Methodist Church 634,689 825,096
Great Britain, Methodist Church 238,000 309,400
Hong Kong, Church of Christ in China 35,000 45,500
Hong Kong, Methodist Church 12,000 15,600
India, Methodist Church 648,000 842,400
India, Church of North India 1,500,000 1,950,000
India, Church of South India 3,500,000 4,550,000
Indonesia, Methodist Church 119,000 154,700
Ireland, Methodist Church 15,000 19,500
Italy, Methodist Church 4,000 5,200
Kenya, Methodist Church 450,000 585,000
Korean Methodist Church 1,586,063 2,061,882
Malaysia, Methodist Church 9,7197 126,356
Mexico, Methodist Church 40,000 52,000
Myanmar, Methodist Church (Lower) 2,300 2,990
Myanmar, Methodist Church (Upper) 27,543 35,806
Nepal, Methodist Church 264 10,000
New Zealand, Methodist Church 1,4736 1,9157
New Zealand, Wesleyan Methodist Church 794 1,872
Nigeria, Methodist Church 2,000,000 2,600,000
North America, The Free Methodist Church 67,900 88,270
Pakistan, The Church of 500,000 650,000
Panama, Evangelical Methodist Church 1,300 1,690
Paraguay, Evangelical Methodist Community 1,100 1,430
Peru, Methodist Church 32,000 41,600
Philippines, Evangelical Methodist Church 34,381 44,695
Philippines, United Church of Christ 500,000 650,000
Portugal, Evangelical Methodist Church 1,200 1,560
Puerto Rico, Methodist Church 12,000 15,600
Republic of China, Methodist Church 4,500 5,850
Rwanda, Free Methodist Church of 108,559
Samoa, Methodist Church 35,983 46,778
Sierra Leone, Methodist Church 50,000 65,000
Sierra Leone, West African Methodist Church 4,000 5,200
Singapore, Methodist Church 38,000 49,400
Southern Africa, Methodist Church (Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland) 2,600,000 3,380,000
Spain, The Evangelical Church 3,000 3,900
Sri Lanka, Methodist Church 25,000 32,500
Sweden, Uniting Church in 71,381
Tanzania, Methodist Church 3,681 4,785
The Wesleyan Church 367,000 477,100
Togo, Methodist Church 75,000 97,500
Tonga, Free Wesleyan Church 38,692 50,300
The United Methodist Church-The United States 7,679,850 9,983,805
The United Methodist Church-Africa Central Conference 450,686 585,892
The United Methodist Church-Central and Southern Europe Central Conference 16,292 33,440
Albania 60 150
Austria 740 1510
Belgium 30 70
Bulgaria 1,100 2,000
Switzerland 6,170 12,350
Czech Republic 800 2,200
France 1,290 2,350
Croatia 2 10
Hungary 420 2100
Macedonia 2,500 4,000
North Africa 300 400
Poland 2,190 4,000
Romania 20 100
Serbia 500 1,100
Slovakia 170 1,100
The United Methodist Church-Congo Central Conference 2,231,726 2,901,244
The United Methodist Church-Germany Central Conference 32,070 41,691
The United Methodist Church-Northern Europe Central Conference 15,293 33,738
Denmark 1,242 2,037
Estonia 1,700 2,210
Finland (Finnish Speaking) 739 850
Finland (Swedish Speaking) 618 1,100
Latvia 1,043 1,356
Lithuania 508 1,000
Norway 4,343 12,309
Russia 3,334 10,000
The United Methodist Church-Philippines Central Conference 145,642 189,335
The United Methodist Church-West Africa Central Conference 1,508,696 1,961,305
Liberia 275,000 357,500
Uruguay, Evangelical Church 1,000 1,300
Zambia, United Church 3,000,000 3,900,000
Zimbabwe, African Methodist Church 12,000 15,600
Zimbabwe, Methodist Church 111,723 145,240
TOTAL

39,414,488

51,289,800

Data Sources: Member Churches and the World Council of Churches Handbook
Non-WMC Member churches with a Wesleyan/Methodist heritage could not be included due to the inability to independently verify data sources.