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A megachurch is any Protestant Christian congregation with a sustained average weekly attendance of 2000 persons or more in its worship services.

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A megachurch is any Protestant Christian congregation with a sustained average weekly attendance of 2000 persons or more in its worship services.


‘‘All Megachurches Are Alike’’ “That Church Is Just Too Big!’’ ‘‘Megachurches Are Cults of Personality’’ ‘‘These Churches Are Only Concerned About Themselves andthe Needs of Their Attendees’’ ‘‘Megachurches Water Down the Faith’’ ‘‘These Churches Are Bad for Other Churches’’ ‘‘These Churches Are Full of People of the Same Race, Class,and Political Preferences’’ ‘‘Megachurches Grow Because of the Show’’ ‘‘The Megachurch Movement Is Dying—Young People HateThese Churches’’



Megachurches water down the faith

“Megachurches water down the faith.”

  • “[The megachurch] has no depth, in most cases, theologically speaking, and has no appeal for any commitment. It's a church being organized on corporate logic. That can be quite dangerous if we are not very careful, because this may become a Christianity which I describe as ‘two miles long and one inch deep.”

    • Samuel Kobia, World Council of Churches President




Megachurches are different from traditional churches

Megachurches are different from traditional churches These Churches.”

  • They do evangelism differently

  • They are relevant

  • They are lively – contemporary

  • They cater to consumers

  • They encourage maturity

  • They emphasize small groups


  • Megachurches are… These Churches.”

  • "the most interesting social

  • invention of late 20th century.“

    • Robert Putnam


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