Christians in the Gulf


Some stats:
Total GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) population: 46. 5million
(The GCC, established in 1981, consists of 6 member nations: Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia)
GCC expat population: 14.5 million
So foreigners make up 31.2% of the GCC population

GCC Christian expat population: 2. 3 million
That means that 15.8% of the GCC expats are Christian
OR 4.95% of the whole GCC countries are Christian
GCC Christians who regularly attend church: 500,000
Those expats who identify themselves as Christians in the GCC but don’t attend church: 1,800,000

OMAN:
Total population: 2,340,815
Expat population: 608,612
So foreigners make up 26% of the population in Oman
Total Christian population in Oman: 117,041
So 19.23% of the expat population in Oman consider themselves to be Christian

Church attending expats: 25,749
“Christian” expats in Oman who don’t attend church: 91,292
22% OF THE CHRISTIAN EXPAT POPULATION” attend church
78% OF THE CHRISTIAN EXPAT POPULATION IN OMAN DO NOT ATTEND CHURCH!

“And it came to pass, when I head these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.”
(Nehemiah 1:4)

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