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Small Is Big for Megachurches

See this story and others in this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing A new report by Dr. Warren Bird at Leadership Network found North American megachurches are scaling down their sizes and thinking in smaller units. Seating in megachurches is averaging around 1,200 seats rather than the average of 1,500 from five years ago. In addition, 79% of megachurches invest significant time in small groups. Dr. Bird writes:

If you say the word megachurch, most people think of a gigantic sanctuary like the 16,000-seat former stadium of the Houston Rockets, that hosts Lakewood Church, led by Joel Osteen. On the one hand, every year sees an increase in the number of large-attendance churches. And the average total worship attendance at all campuses is also on the increase.
Read the full article by clicking here.  Why does this matter:
  • How is the multi-site church impacting your community/church?
  • Does your church focus on small groups or how does it cultivate relationships among members?
  • What can your church do to grow, regardless of current size?
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