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A compilation of megastatistics about the megachurch.
Is it possible to maintain our identity as the church and to be a "successful" institution at the same time? We’re dealing with a heresy in the "church growth movement." It’s stance is based on false ideas and has many dangers.
We’ll be all right. Goliath has size, but David has a good heart.
Personifying the person you are trying to reach is a helpful starting point. Church leaders used to do this intuitively. Though it is very media-oriented, Willow Creek has not opted for a TV ministry. And it is not focused on one personality.
The authors of the books reviewed give a good analysis of the Megachurch impact on the institution of the church. They analyze the myths, the future and how these are changing the shape of religion for better or for worse.
Three failings of mainline denominations are targeted: overemphasis on large-membership churches, inflexible liturgy, and an unfair method of paying clergy.
A prediction of what the future holds for the megachurch movement. Where will this apotheosization of numbers for numbers’ sake end?