Bahrain BH

635,850

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

37,347

Indicated decisions 2014

1.4 million

Population

79,000

Christians
24,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Bahrain
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Internet Access- 96.53% (2nd); Gospel Visits to Population- 46.75% (3rd); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 47.59% (3rd); Gospel Decisions to Population- 2.75% (6th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 2.80% (8th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Hindu
  • Human Development Index

    44/187
  • Internet Access

    96.53% (2nd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Arab (50%); Iranian (15%); South Asian (15%, Indian, Pakistani); Bahraini Farsi (10%); East Asian (7%, Filipino, Korean, Chinese); European (1.5%).
  • Common Languages

    Arabic
  • Economy

    First nation to produce oil in the Gulf and will be first to run out; Most free economy in area.
    Has tried to diversify into business, IT, healthcare, and education.
    Majority of workers are from foreign countries. 
    Oil price drop has hurt economy, so government wants to reduce number of foreign workers.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1971 from Great Britain; Absolute rule by the Emir from1975 to 2001.
    Now a constitutional monarchy; A Sunni family rules, but 2/3 of nation is Shiite.
  • Spirituality

    Has greater freedom than all the Gulf nations, so is spiritually strategic.
    High Internet use allows Christian interaction with non-believers.
    Schooling is in English and there are opportunities for Christians in education to witness.
    Evangelism allowed only among non-Bahraini workers.
  • Prayers

    Pray for unity among all Christians as a testimony to their fellow countrymen.
    Pray for continued freedom of religion and that Christians can minister to all.
    Pray for greater growth of the church within the nation.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.