Posts Tagged ‘megachurches’

The media and the megachurch

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

It was early May and Pastor Peter Mortlock​ was preaching to the converted. There had been trials and tribulations, highs and lows, but Mortlock had much to be pleased about. He founded Bays Christian Fellowship on Auckland’s North Shore in July 1982 and watched it grow and grow. In the early 2000s, the church, now Read more

Megachurches continue to grow and diversify

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

America’s megachurches have ­­continued to thrive over the past five years, attracting more worshippers, becoming more diverse and opening new locations. A pre-pandemic, national survey of megachurches from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research found the median megachurch draws about 4,100 attenders to its worship services, up from about 3,700 in 2015. The average megachurch Read more

Unhealthy small churches — good news!

Monday, May 29th, 2017

I like the idea of small churches. But if they’re so great, why do I see so many more unhealthy small churches than unhealthy big churches? A small church pastor asked me that question recently. Not from cynicism or unkindness. It was out of genuine concern for a reality he saw. To be honest, it’s Read more