the fascination about megachurches

Fastest Growing Churches, 2000-2004, the gain is listed.

1. 14,060 Lakewood Church Houston, TX
2. 12,570 Without Walls Int’l Church Tampa, FL.
3. 11,300 The Potter’s House Dallas, TX
4. 10,200 North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA
5. 9,950 Fellowship Church Grapevine, TX
6. 9,400 Mars Hill Bible Church Grandville, MI
7. 8,787 Second Baptist Church Houston, TX
8. 8,687 Life Church Edmund, OK
9. 7,593 World Changes College Park, GA
10. 7,567 Church of the Resurrection Leawood, KS
11. 6,800 Christ’s Church of the Valley Peoria, AZ
12. 6,500 Christian Cultural Center Brooklyn, NY
13. 6,050 Calvary Chapel of Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, FL
14. 5,900 The Dream Center/Angeles Temple Los Angeles, CA
15. 5,672 Saddleback Church Lake Forest, CA
16. 5,389 McLean Bible Church McLean, VA
17. 5,032 First Assembly of God Phoenix, AZ
18. 5,000 Highland Park United Methodist Dallas, TX
19. 4,846 Prestonwood Baptist Church Plano, TX
20. 4,412 Fellowship of the Woodlands Woodlands, TX
21. 4,298 Southeast Christian Church Louisville, KY
22. 3,891 Brookhollow Baptist Church Houston, TX
23. 3,711 New Hope Christian Fellowship Oahu, Honolulu, HI
24. 3,700 Faith World Orlando, FL
25. 3,500 Christ Fellowship Palm Beach Gardens,FL
26. 3,500 Church of the Open Door Crystal, MN
27. 3,477 Granger Community Church Granger, IN
28. 3,432 Cedarcreek Community Church Perrysburg, OH
29. 3,300 Crossroads Community Church Cincinnati, OH
30. 3,233 Hope Presbyterian Church Cordova, TN
31. 3,100 King’s Cathedral Kahului, HI
32. 3,017 Calvary Community Church Phoenix, AZ
33. 3,000 Calvary Chapel-Golden Springs Diamond Bar, CA
34. 3,000 Victory Christian Center Oklahoma City, OK
35. 3,000 Calvary Revival Chapel Norfolk, VA
36. 2,978 Bay Area Fellowship Corpus Christi, TX
37. 2,900 Highland Park Baptist Church Chattanooga, TN
38. 2,600 Lutheran Church of Hope West Des Moines, IA

found at http://www.hopewdm.org/pastorsmessage/pastorsmessage_home.cfm?intMessageID=82 , cf. www.churchgrowthtoday.com and www.megachurches.net

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2 Responses

  1. will says:

    I don’t know what to do with statistics like those. If we were changed as a people I would celebrate. It seems to me that larger churches don’t answer the basic questions I hear people asking – how do I live in relationship with those around me? That is the heart of the gospel.

  2. Randal Amoncio says:

    Love is the greatest gift you can give someone. 1st or 2nd Corin. chapter 13 explains what will love is. But in order unleash its fruits you must have an understanding of who christ is and what He has done on the cross for you and me. Its only thru Him that we move and breath let alone loving soneone who even hurts us. By yourself it is impossible to achieve but thru ChrisT working thru you all things are possible. TO understand Christ we also need to be reading His word daily and asking Him guidance and understanding so as to apply it in our life especially people around us. You wont do it perfectly all the time but if your intent is to love and care for others He will give your the wisdom to accomplish His purposes

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