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FRONT PAGE  |  8/22/2017
SUNDAY, DEC 22, 2013  |  5 comments
Megachurch Movement in US Marches On; Report Reveals Steady Growth
The megachurch movement in the United States is not dying or slowing down, according to a recent, end-of-year report that shows a growing number of attendance, averaging 2,000 people in 46 states.

"With each passing year, megachurches are more in both number and size and the ones at the top of the list are larger than the ones at the top of the list in previous years," Warren Bird, director of research and intellectual capital development for Leadership Network, told The Christian Post.

Megachurches tend to be more protestant in nature and, by definition, hold services for 2,000 members or more. In the U.S., several congregations surpass that figure by large numbers, including Rick Warren's Saddleback Church based in Lake Forest, Calif., and Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, among others. According to Bird, there are currently 1,650 established megachurches in the country, many of which ...


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SteveR  Find all comments by SteveR
This article supports John Ys analysis of the most current article about Megachurches here on SA. This study does report they are more 'conservative' in theology

From the article
"Size is what most note as the defining characteristic of thed congregations, however, a similar trait that all megachurches share is that the majority adhere to a conservative theology, and most identify as evangelical. Bird found that almost all protestant denominations have at least one megachurch including Southern Baptists, United Methodists, and Evangelical Lutherans. Smaller denominations like Foursquare, Christian and Missionary Alliance, and Nazarene have also established mega congregations."

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News Item12/23/13 10:02 AM
penny  Find all comments by penny
so they will compromise to the new dawn we are in, and smaller churches are having a harder time financially, many moving to home churches. the pattern of history repeats itself. any pastor of a large church should be prayed for.... these are changing times. am hearing within dialogues now two common terms, "change agents" and "the collective" -- this is the new philosophy, which as we know, is not new.

"o holy night, the stars are brightly shining, this is the night of our dear savior's birth...long lay the world in sin..." -- we can still sing of the Messiah.

correction -- all of our Godly pastors need our prayers!

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News Item12/23/13 6:45 AM
FG | USA  Find all comments by FG
Deanna wrote:
And the majority of these "mega churches" preach the prosperity Gospel and not the true Word of God. If my memory serves correctly it was Joel Osteen that told Larry King that he didn't know if Muslims were going to hell. I'm not sure that Joel knows the living God, seems he's created his own God in his mind... Idolatry. People want their ears tickled, not the truth and Joel gives them what they want to hear.
So does Tim Keller, who told Martin Bashir that he didn't know what happens to people who die without Christ, and that homosexuality was not a sin that sends you to hell. These departures from the faith to tickle the ears of men are no longer isolated to the Joel Osteens and the Tony Campolos but they are beginning to flourish in so-called "conservative churches" also.
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News Item12/22/13 1:54 PM
Deanna | Houston  Find all comments by Deanna
And the majority of these "mega churches" preach the prosperity Gospel and not the true Word of God. If my memory serves correctly it was Joel Osteen that told Larry King that he didn't know if Muslims were going to hell. I'm not sure that Joel knows the living God, seems he's created his own God in his mind... Idolatry. People want their ears tickled, not the truth and Joel gives them what they want to hear.
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News Item12/22/13 6:11 AM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
Imagine that, 1,650 mega churches in a country going straight to Hell.....guess its not all about "church" but about Christ.
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