October 13, 2008
The Bay Area Chinese Churches Research Project will be reporting its findings at 3 one-day conferences in the San Francisco Bay area this November. Register online before November 3rd for complimentary free access.
Here’s 3 highlights of their findings:
- There are over half a million Chinese in the six Bay Area counties. Between 1990 and 2000, the Chinese population increased by 45%, compared with a 12% increase in the total population.
- In 1950, there were 15 Chinese churches in the Bay Area. Our 1996 Study listed 158 churches, a ten fold increase. In 2008, the number churches had risen to 194.
- In 1996, total attendance at worship on a typical Sunday was 21,435. In 2008, that number had risen to 29,960.
For more information about the event and the report to be published with their findings from 194 Chinese churches, go to the project website. This research project is an initiative of the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity.
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