How many different types of churches in Christianity are there?
about 7 billion
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According to the World Christian Encyclopedia (year 2000 version), global Christianity had 33,820 denominations with 3,445,000 congregations/churches composed of 1,888 million… affiliated Christians. . Here are only a few offshoots of Christianity: . Catholic 1,050,000,000 . Orthodox/Eastern Christian 240,000,000 . African indigenous sects (AICs) 110,000,000 . Pentecostal 105,000,000 . Reformed/Presbyterian/Congregational/United 75,000,000 . Anglican 73,000,000 . Baptist 70,000,000 . Methodist 70,000,000 . Lutheran 64,000,000 . Jehovah's Witnesses 14,800,000 . Adventist 12,000,000 . Latter Day Saints 12,500,000 . Apostolic/New Apostolic 10,000,000 . Stone-Campbell ("Restoration Movement") 5,400,000 . New Thought (Unity, Christian Science, etc.) 1,500,000 . Brethren (incl. Plymouth) 1,500,000 . Mennonite 1,250,000 . Friends (Quakers) 300,000 The primary classes of Christians are: . Protestant . Lutheran (Minor Exception) . Presbyterian . Methodist . Anabaptist . Baptists . Evangelical . Pentecostals . Brethren . Amish . Non-Trinitarians . Universalists . Unitarians . Quakers . Restorationists . Church of Jesus christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormons) . Jehovahs Witnesses . Charismatics . Christadelphians . Episcopalian . Anglicans . Catholic "Roman" Catholic (Western Rite Catholicism) . Sedevacantists . Eastern Orthodox (under the Patriarch of constantinople) . Greek Orthodox . Russian Orthodox . Serbian Orthodox . Coptic (Under pope . Gnostic or Esoteric Christianity The differences between these groups are vast, and the list of denominations that i have provided is by no means complete. There were at one time believed to be near 100,000 different denominations of Christianity, each of which fell mostly into one of these groups. \nabout 7 billion Over 2,000.
Largest denominations in the world Catholicism - 1.2 billion . Roman Catholic Church - 1,147 million  . Roman Catholic Church (Latin Rite) - 1,125.5 million . Eas…tern Catholic Churches (Eastern Rite) - 21.5 million . Alexandrian . Ethiopian Catholic Church - 0.21 million . Coptic Catholic Church - 0.17 million . Antiochian (Antiochene or West Syrian) . Maronite Catholic Church - 3.1 million . Syro-Malankara Catholic Church - 0.5 million . Syriac Catholic Church - 0.17 million . Armenian . Armenian Catholic Church - 0.54 million . Chaldean (Eastern Syrian) . Syro-Malabar Catholic Church - 4.0 million . Chaldean Catholic Church - 0.65 million . Byzantine (Constantinopolitan) . Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - 4.3 million . Melkite Greek Catholic Church - 1.6 million . Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic - 0.8 million . Ruthenian Catholic Church - 0.65 million . Slovak Greek Catholic Church - 0.37 million . Hungarian Greek Catholic Church - 0.27 million . Italo-Greek Catholic Church - 0.07 million . Croatian Greek Catholic Church - 0.06 million . Belarusian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Georgian Byzantine Catholic Church - 0.01 million  . Macedonian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Albanian Greek-Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Greek Byzantine Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Russian Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Breakaway Catholic Churches - 28 million . Apostolic Catholic Church - 5 million . Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association - 4 million  . Philippine Independent Church - 3 million . Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church - 1 million . Old Catholic Church - 0.6 million . Mariavite Church - 0.03 million Protestantism - 670 million . Historical Protestantism - 350 million . Baptist churches - 105 million  . Southern Baptist Convention - 16.3 million  . National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - 7.5 million  . National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. - 5 million  . Nigerian Baptist Convention - 3 million  . Progressive National Baptist Convention - 2.5 million  . American Baptist Churches USA - 1.4 million . Brazilian Baptist Convention - 1.4 million . Baptist Bible Fellowship International - 1.2 million  . Myanmar Baptist Convention - 1.1 million  . Baptist Community of the Congo River - 1 million  . National Baptist Convention, Brazil - 1 million . National Primitive Baptist Convention of the U.S.A. - 1 million  . National Missionary Baptist Convention of America - 1 million . Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches - 0.8 million  . Baptist Convention of Kenya - 0.7 million  . Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Russia - 0.6 million . Methodism - 75 million . United Methodist Church - 12 million . African Methodist Episcopal Church - 3 million . Methodist Church Nigeria - 2 million  . African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - 1.5 million . Church of the Nazarene - 1.8 million . Methodist Church of Southern Africa - 1.7 million  . Korean Methodist Church - 1.5 million  . United Methodist Church of Ivory Coast  . Christian Methodist Episcopal Church - 0.9 million . Methodist Church Ghana - 0.8 million  . Free Methodist Church - 0.7 million . Methodist Church in India - 0.6 million  . Lutheranism - 87 million  . Evangelical Church in Germany - 26.9 million  . Church of Sweden - 6.9 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - 4.8 million . Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus - 4.7 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - 4.6 million  . Danish National Church - 4.5 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland - 4.3 million  . Batak Christian Protestant Church - 4 million  . Church of Norway - 3.9 million . Malagasy Lutheran Church - 3 million . Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod - 2 million . Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria - 1.7 million  . United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India - 1.5 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea - 0.9 million  . Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church - 0.8 million  . Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil - 0.7 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia - 0.6 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa - 0.6 million  . Reformed churches - 75 million . Presbyterianism - 40 million . Presbyterian Church of East Africa - 4 million  . Presbyterian Church of Africa - 3.4 million  . Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - 3.0 million . United Church of Canada - 2.5 million . Church of Christ in Congo-Presbyterian Community of Congo - 2.5 million  . Presbyterian Church of Korea - 2.4 million  . Presbyterian Church of Cameroon - 1.8 million  . Church of Scotland - 1.1 million  . Presbyterian Church of the Sudan - 1 million  . Presbyterian Church in Cameroon - 0.7 million  . Presbyterian Church of Ghana - 0.6 million  . Presbyterian Church of Nigeria - 0.5 million  . Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Continental Reformed churches - 30 million . Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar - 3.5 million  . United Church of Zambia - 3.0 million  . Protestant Church in the Netherlands - 2.5 million  . Swiss Reformed Church - 2.4 million . Evangelical Church of Cameroon - 2 million  . Protestant Evangelical Church in Timor - 2 million  . Christian Evangelical Church in Minahasa - 0.7 million  . United Church in Papua New Guinea - 0.6 million  . United Church of Christ in the Philippines - 0.6 million  . Protestant Church in Western Indonesia - 0.6 million  . Evangelical Christian Church in Tanah Papua - 0.6 million  . Protestant Church in the Moluccas - 0.6 million  . Reformed Church in Hungary - 0.6 million  . Reformed Church in Romania - 0.6 million  . Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Congregationalism - 5 million . United Church of Christ - 1.2 million . Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola - 0.9 million  . United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Anabaptism and Free churches - 5 million . Brethren - 1.5 million  . Mennonites - 1.5 million . Plymouth Brethren - 1 million  . Moravians - 0.7 million  . Amish - 0.2 million . Hutterites - 0.2 million . Quakers - 0.4 million . Waldensians - 0.05 million . Modern Christian movements - 588 million  . Pentecostalism - 130 million . Assemblies of God - 60 million . New Apostolic Church - 11 million . International Circle of Faith - 11 million  . The Pentecostal Mission - 10 million . Church of God (Cleveland) - 9 million . International Church of the Foursquare Gospel - 8 million . Church of God in Christ - 5.5 million . Apostolic Church - 6 million . Christian Congregation of Brazil - 2.5 million . Universal Church of the Kingdom of God - 2 million . Church of God of Prophecy - 1 million . God is Love Pentecostal Church - 0.8 million . Indian Pentecostal Church of God - NA . Non-denominational evangelicalism - 80 million . Calvary Chapel - 25 million . Born Again Movement - 20 million . Association of Vineyard Churches - 15 million . New Life Fellowship - 10 million [ citation needed ] . True Jesus Church - 2.5 million . Charismatic Episcopal Church - NA . African initiated churches - 40 million . Zion Christian Church - 15 million . Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim - 10 million . Kimbanguist Church - 5.5 million . Church of the Lord (Aladura) - 3.6 million  . Council of African Instituted Churches - 3 million  . Church of Christ Light of the Holy Spirit - 1.4 million  . African Church of the Holy Spirit - 0.7 million  . African Israel Niniveh Church  . Seventh-day Adventist Church - 17 million . Restoration Movement - 7 million . Churches of Christ - 5 million . Christian Churches and Churches of Christ - 1.1 million  . Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - 0.7 million Eastern Orthodoxy - 210 million . Autocephalous churches . Russian Orthodox Church - 125 million . Romanian Orthodox Church - 18 million . Serbian Orthodox Church - 15 million . Church of Greece - 11 million . Bulgarian Orthodox Church - 10 million . Georgian Orthodox Church - 5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Constantinople - 3.5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch - 2.5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria - 1.5 million . Orthodox Church in America - 1.2 million . Polish Orthodox Church - 1 million . Albanian Orthodox Church - 0.8 million . Cypriot Orthodox Church - 0.7 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem - 0.14 million . Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church - 0.07 million . Autonomous churches . Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) - 7.2 million  . Moldovan Orthodox Church - 3.2 million . Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - 1.25 million . Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia - 0.62 million . Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric - 0.34 million . Estonian Orthodox Church - 0.3 million . Patriarchal Exarchate in Western Europe - 0.15 million . Finnish Orthodox Church - 0.08 million . Chinese Orthodox Church - 0.03 million . Japanese Orthodox Church - 0.02 million . Latvian Orthodox Church - 0.02 million . Non-universally recognized churches . Ukranian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) - 5.5 million  . Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - 2.4 million . Macedonian Orthodox Church - 2 million . Orthodox Church of Greece (Holy Synod in Resistance) - 0.75 million . Old Calendar Romanian Orthodox Church - 0.50 million . Old Calendar Bulgarian Orthodox Church - 0.45 million . Croatian Orthodox Church - 0.36 million . Montenegrin Orthodox Church - 0.05 million . Orthodox Church in Italy - 0.12 million . Other separated Orthodox groups . Old Believers - 1.8 million . Greek Old Calendarists - 0.86 million . Russian True Orthodox Church - 0.85 million Oriental Orthodoxy - 75 million . Autocephalous churches in communion . Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church - 45 million . Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria - 15.5 million . Syriac Orthodox Church - 10 million . Armenian Orthodox Church - 8 million . Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church - 2.5 million . Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church - 2 million  . Armenian Orthodox Church of Cilicia - 1.5 million . Autonomous churches in communion . Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church - 2.5 million . Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople - 0.42 million . Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 0.34 million . French Coptic Orthodox Church - 0.01 million . British Orthodox Church - 0.01 million . Churches not in communion . Malabar Independent Syrian Church - 0.06 million Anglicanism - 82 million . Anglican Communion - 80 million  . Church of Nigeria - 18 million . Church of England - 13.4 million . Church of Uganda - 8.8 million . Church of South India - 3.8 million . Anglican Church of Australia - 3.7 million . Episcopal Church in the Philippines - 3.0 million . Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia - 2.5 million . Anglican Church of Tanzania - 2.5 million . Anglican Church of Southern Africa - 2.4 million . Episcopal Church of the United States - 2.2 million . Anglican Church of Canada - 2.0 million . Anglican Church of Kenya - 1.5 million . Church of North India - 1.3 million . Church of the Province of Rwanda - 1 million . Church of Pakistan - 0.8 million . Anglican Church of Burundi - 0.8 million  . Church of the Province of Central Africa - 0.6 million . Church of Christ in Congo-Anglican Community of Congo - 0.5 million  . Scottish Episcopal Church - 0.4 million . Church of Ireland - 0.4 million . Continuing Anglican movement - 1.5 million . Traditional Anglican Communion - 0.5 million . Anglican Church in North America - 0.1 million Nontrinitarianism - 27 million . Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism) - 14 million . The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 13.5  . Community of Christ - 0.25 million  . Jehovah's Witnesses - 7.1 million . Iglesia ni Cristo - 6 million  . Oneness Pentecostalism - 6 million . United Pentecostal Church International - 4 million . Pentecostal Assemblies of the World - 1.5 million . Church of Christ, Scientist - 0.4 million . Friends of Man - 0.07 million . Christadelphians - 0.05 million Nestorianism - 1 million . Assyrian Church of the East - 0.5 million . Ancient Church of the East - 0.3 million
Why are there Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews? Why are there Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims? Why are there Vishnu worshipers and Shiva worshipers? Why is there Soto …Zen and Rinzai Zen, and why Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism? There are many differences in belief among Christians and many forms of Christianity.
As many as are Christians in America....
There are only few issues that define Christian religion. Many other questions, like the form of worship, does not make or break a Christian, many questions are matters of opi…nion, preference and interpretation. This allows Christianity to take different shapes and forms in worship. Some prefer to stillness and rituals or Presbyterian worship while others enjoy louder worship with dance. They are both Biblical. If we can set aside issues that offend we can see the beauty in that.
There are estimated to be around 30,000 denominations of Christianity. The three main denominations are Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism.
A Presbyterian Church IS Christian.
There can really only be ONE Christian religion. Anyone can call themselves 'Christian'; but that doesn't mean that they really are. Matthew 7:22, 23 shows that while… they might call themselves Christian; Jesus says that he never knew them : (New Century Version) "Not all those who say 'You are our Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven. . . . On the last day many people will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, we spoke for you, and through you we forced out demons and did many miracles.' 23 Then I will tell them clearly , 'Get away from me, you who do evil. I never knew you .' Also: True Christianity is NOT DIVIDED as are all the different ones calling themselves such. The Bible clearly states in 1 Cor 1:10 that Christ's disciples n ot be split into groups, or divided into branches : (NCV) ". . . . that all of you agree with each other and not be split into groups . I beg that you be completely joined together by having the same kind of thinking and the same purpose ." But if you are going to count any group that calls itself Christian ; there are many such churches. .
Technically... too many to count. A "church" is an "assembly" of people; a "community"... a "cadre" for whatever reason or purpose -- whether "religious" or "secular." Bibl…ically... God's " church " is His " ekklesia " [called-out-ones]... people [saints]throughout the generations of man to whom God has revealed [and IS revealing] Himself, to know and understand His Truth as revealed in the Bible. These are revealed to be the future "firstborn generation" [the Rulers, Kings and Priests] of God's Children who shall "rule the coming Kingdom of God" on earth with Christ when He returns and establishes it here. "...the saints of the Most High shall take the Kingdom, and possess the Kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever." (Dan.7:18; see also Matt.25:34) This particular " church " is " ONE-in-Christ " through the Power of God's Holy Spirit -- not "different types." Religiously speaking... all the different religious beliefs and followings [churches] in the world are each divided into the their different cults, sects and denominations that exist today. But, even in this one "religious" category of groups, assemblies and communities... all the different types of these churches are still -- too many to count and list in this space.
roman catholics are from goa they consider themselfes of higher standarda. on the other hand there are convertade christian which is known as east Indians basicilly Hindu peop…le who have been converted into christion. not as authentic as goan catholics
If you are speaking about the people, everyone is different, so the answer is infinite.
Christianity is the name of the core 'religion.' However, within it there are over 30,000 worldwide organizations/buildings calling themselves Christian with each have some d…egree of differences.
This is not actually a question. However there are so many that it is impossible to count. There are many groups of people who call themselves a church. A true church in the b…iblical sense is a group of people who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and meet together on a regular basis. Roman Catholic Answer Church: from the Greek, meaning the Lord's [house] (cf. Ecclesia). i. A place of Christian worship (see below). ii. The whole visible society in communion with the pope, the Church of Christ. iii. The Christians of a patriarchate or other delimitation, e.g. the Western Church, the Maronite Church. iv. The Christians of a particular diocese or, in the days before such were organized, of a single town or province, e.g., The Church of Plymouth, of Corinth. These are exact meanings; the following uses are also sometimes met. v. A single family of Christians (Rom. xvi, 5). vi. The pastors of the Church (Matt. xviii, 17). vii. Those who are in the clerical state and whose lives are devoted to the service of the Church. viii. The name is properly extended tot he ancient non-Catholic churches of the East, as was done of Pope Pius IX in his brief Arcano divinaew providentiae of 1868, addressed to "the Bishops of the Churches of the Eastern Rite who are not in communion with the Apostolic See."; but to Protestant religious organizations only by courtesy. The other meaning of the word is the building that is set apart for ever for public Christian worship, namely for the offering up of the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the singing of the Divine Office, the administration of the sacraments, and for the use of the faithful generally. The word can also be used in conjunction with another, such as Church Militant were it means: The members of the Church of Christ living on earth at any given moment; they are engaged in the warfare of earthly life. This is contrasted with The Church Suffering which refers to the souls who at any given moment are detained in Purgatory till they are purified and fit for the "place of refreshment, light and peace" in Heaven. and The Church Triumphant which refers to the souls in Heaven: together with the above two it forms the one Communion of Saints. from A Catholic Dictionary, Edited by Donald Attwater, 2nd Edition, Revised.
There are many different religions who believe that they are "Christian." For example, I met a Catholic who said that she was a "Christian." In some ways, they are right. If y…ou follow Christ, then you are, in essence, a "Christian." There are many denominations. Some have a pastor, some do not.
Christianity really isn't a church or a religion although there arenow churches that identify themselves as "The Christian Church"etc... These church's are more purists when i…t comes to theirbelief systems. For example, the Catholic Church has confession,the rosary as well as a number of other unique features. A ChristanChurch would normally believe that you do not need a priest to talkto God when you can simply talk to him yourself. So, I am thinking that you may be asking why Christianity has somany different denominations. The low down simple answer is becausethey don't agree. For example, The Jehovah Witness religion teachesthat only 144000 people will go to heaven while the Catholicsbelieve as long as you are baptized, spiritually born again andaccept Jesus into your heart, do not commit a mortal sin and followthe teachings of Christ then you will go to heaven which leaves awhole lot more room for more than 144000 people to get in. For themost part the Catholics and the Protestants (All ChristianReligions that are not Catholic, i.e. Baptist, Lutheran, Mormon,Pentecostal, Methodist, Jehovah's, etc...) have the same beliefsystem. So again, the simple answer is because they don't agree with eachother on various points. Answer2: Does the Bible say that there are hundreds of faiths tochoose from and that whichever one we select will be all right withGod? The apostle Paul received instructions from the resurrectedJesus Christ that said quite the contrary. Jesus sent him to peopleof the nations "to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness tolight and from the authority of Satan to God." (Acts 26:17, 18)Clearly, our choice of religion does matter. Many of the people towhom Paul was sent already had a religion. But they were in"darkness." Indeed, if all religions were simply different roadsleading to life everlasting and God's favor, there would have beenno need for Jesus to train his followers for the disciple-makingwork that he commissioned them to do.-Matthew 28:19, 20.
In The Bible
A Christian by definition is one who follows the teachings ofChrist and imitates him to the extent an imperfect human can. Itwas foretold in the bible, see(Acts 20:30) that "F…rom among youyourselves (Christ's Followers) men will rise up and speak twistedthings to draw away the disciples after themselves" Shortly afterthe death of the last apostle, this is exactly what happened. Mensubverted Jesus teachings to gain followers after themselves allunder the label of '"Christianity" see (2 Peter 2:1,3) "There willbe false teachers among you. These will bring destructive sects andwill disown even the owner that brought them (Jesus)...Also, withcovetousness they will exploit you with counterfeit words". Becauseof the deviation from the actual teachings and example of ChristJesus you now have a great number of "Christians" with all types ofdifferent and opposing beliefs. Fortunately, with a personal studyof Jesus's life and teachings, True Christianity can be found. (2John 9,10)" Every one that pushes ahead and does not remain in theteachings of the Christ does not have God....If anyone comes to youand does not bring his teaching, never receive him into your homesor say a greeting to him" .I have found that the only "Christian"organization actually following Jesus teachings are Jehovah'sWitnesses. I encourage you to investigate this for yourself.