Which faith group is closest to the Methodists?
The Methodists, the most prominent Christian denomination in the United States, have traditionally had more followers in the South and the Midwest.
But recently, the denomination has experienced a resurgence in its North, and they’re now seen as the more traditional, traditionalist church in the country.
The new report shows Methodists have made a substantial leap from 2012 to 2017, with an estimated 1.3 million more followers than in 2012.
The Methodist faithful have also increased in numbers from 2012.
According to the 2017 report, the Methodist Church has grown by 2 million followers since 2012, but the denomination now accounts for only about 2 percent of the U.S. population.
Methodists are now the most populous Protestant denomination in America, with more than 11 million adherents.
“There is a resurgence of the Methodism in the North, but that does not mean there is a revival of the Christian religion in the rest of the country,” said Dr. Charles W. Johnson, a professor at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City.
“If we are to build a bridge to a new understanding of what it means to be Christian, we need to understand the history of our denomination and the history that has led to its current form.”
For the most part, Methodists live in states with less diversity, according to the new report.
Nearly 70 percent of Methodists in the Northeast and Midwest live in white states, with about half of them in the top five fastest-growing states, the report said.
In the South, Methodism is concentrated in states like Mississippi and Alabama, where it’s less popular, but also in states such as Louisiana and Georgia.
In 2016, Methodist congregations in those states grew by just over 100,000 people, according the report.
The Methodist faith is rooted in the teachings of the Rev. John Wesley, a 19th century preacher who was an early proponent of a Christian revival.
The religion is the world’s oldest and most influential faith, according a study published last year by the Pew Research Center.
The church is considered a part of mainline Christianity and was founded by a group of people who went through a “temporary state of apostasy,” which included the removal of a number of clergy.
Methodists believe the world will end on Dec. 21, 2042, and the church’s most famous prophet, John Wesley himself, predicted it.
According to the Pew report, Methodisms church has experienced “anemic growth in recent years.”
The report found that the church has lost about 1.8 million members since 2012.
And it’s now in the midst of an “inherently uncertain” period for the faith, with a majority of Methodism congregations struggling financially.
The report’s findings are in line with recent studies of the denomination, which found that Methodism’s growth in membership has been stagnant for years.
Johnson said the report doesn’t prove that the Methodisms are the fastest-rising denomination in U.P. The group, which has roughly 3 million followers in North America, has seen a sharp decline in its number since the late 1970s.
But Johnson noted that Methodists may be experiencing more prosperity because of the influx of Christians from other denominations.
In addition to its large membership, Methodis are also seeing a steady rise in the number of their members who are millennials, Johnson said.
Millennials, or those between the ages of 18 and 29, are the youngest generation of Christians in the U