The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at Gordon Conwell Seminary, published an excellent report in June 2013 regarding Christianity in its Global Context. Below are some statistics that may surprise you. (More details can be found online at Gordon Conwell’s website).
On the map above, 3.819 billion people live within the highlighted circle, and 3.227 billion live elsewhere.
Here are the twenty countries with the highest Average Annual Christian Growth Rate:
1 Nepal (Asia, South Central): 10.93%
2 China (Asia, Eastern): 10.86%
3 United Arab Emirates (Arabian Peninsula): 9.34%