Highest Retention Rate Churches, 1999-2002
The following churches reported the fewest member losses compared to new members.  A lower number of losses per ten additions indicates a higher retention rate over time. Only the 100 largest churches at the end of 2002 were included in this analysis. Read about the significance of retention, or view additional charts and analysis.
Church

Taipei
Hartford
Seattle
Minn/St. Paul
San Salvador
Berlin
Triangle
Cochin
Norfolk
Hyderabad
Tokyo
Atlanta
Phnom Penh
Madras
Cebu City
Quito
Port Au Prince
St Louis
Singapore
Sacramento
Odessa
Port of Spain
Indianapolis
Kinshasa
Bogota
Country

Taiwan
United States
United States
United States
El Salvador
Germany
United States
India
United States
India
Japan
United States
Cambodia
India
Philippines
Ecuador
Haiti
United States
Singapore
United States
Ukraine
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Dem. Rep. of Congo
Colombia
1999-2002
Additions*

  310
  146
  418
  192
  369
  239
  747
  282
  407
  465
  742
2,094
  249
1,223
  294
  913
  863
  133
  988
  188
  647
  409
  321
  885
2,206
1999-2002
Losses*

  111
   53
  157
    84
  181
  123
  396
  152
  220
  264
  428
1,210
  146
  720
  176
  553
  525
    81
  611
  118
  407
  259
  205
  567
1,421
Losses Per
10 Additions

3.6
3.6
3.8
4.4
4.9
5.1
5.3
5.4
5.4
5.7
5.8
5.8
5.9
5.9
6.0
6.1
6.1
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3
6.3
6.4
6.4
6.4
* "Additions" are baptisms and restorations only; transfers from other affiliated churches are not included.  "Losses" are members leaving for reasons other than transfer to an affiliated church.
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