He states, “There continues to be a shift of members and attendees from smaller churches to larger churches, particularly megachurches. ” He points out that being a Megachurch may not solve your problem as sustaining that size can be a problem. Of the ten largest churches in 1969, none are in the top ten today.
You need to be the church you want to attract. Consequently, the average age of a megachurch pastor continues to decline. Indeed there are 25 megachurch pastors whose ages range from 30 to 37. The average age of the pastors of the largest 100 churches in America is 47.
Megachurch leaders have a growing interest in groups as the church mechanism for assimilation, evangelism, fellowship, ministry, and more in-depth teaching. This means you need leaders who can run these meetings without letting them become a haven of gossip.
Thom Rainer is the author of the book Breakout Churches: Discover How to Make the Leap
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