March 12, 2010

The Power of Facebook

Just saw these stats about Facebook...makes you realize what a big opportunity it is for the Christian message.
Global Audience: 316,402,840

America is ranked #1 in Facebook users
US Audience: 94,748,820
Percent of Global Audience: 29.95%

Gender Breakdown:
Male: 40,750,980
Female: 53,255,660

By Age:
>13: 740,980
14-17: 8,921,600
18-24: 23,612,940
25-34: 23,316,940
35-44: 16,613,480
45-54: 11,271,320
55-64: 6,266,980
65+: 2,795,980
 I find it interesting that almost 3,000,000 people over the age of 65 are using Facebook!

What do these kind of stats say about possible ministry uses?


  1. I was surprised to see the high numbers for those over 65. A good portion of those my guess is grandparents whose grandkids have taught them how to use it since FB is a great way to share photos etc. Any ministry not having a FB presence is losing out on an amazing opportunity to spread the Gospel. For example, posting pics of outreaches is a way for people to see the work of Jesus at their level where it doesn't scare them with images of "the church" but shows them how we walk out our Christian lives and how simple it is to serve others one step at a time.

  2. I am glad I am not the only one surprised by that stat...someone scoffed at me for being surprised by it. I understand why...pic and grandkids and all...but it is interesting nonetheless.