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This question was asked by Robert Henry in an article for the online magazine “Wrecked” I found this site through Seth Barnes. Below is the answer I posted to this topic.

“I think the mega church trend could be beneficial if there are things in place that harness the energy and resources that come with such a model of “being the church.” If the leadership is preaching Biblical messages that challenge the hearers, then it will hard even for the casual “attenders” not to be affected. If the church is “equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry” and reaching out on a regular basis, then they have the potential to make a huge impact in their city and the world. If the church is gathering together in stadium style seating, but also in smaller communities throughout the city, then it may be possible to have the best of both worlds. If the church itself is tithing to outreach and missions as a minimum and even giving more to see the Gospel go to the nations, then the amount of needed resources generated would be amazing. If the church is welcoming people of all races, ages, and economic backgrounds rather than trying to attract only a certain demographic, then it could be a true representation of the kingdom of heaven. If the mega churches really perceived the scripture, “to whom much is given, much is required” as applicable to them, they could change the number of least reached/least engaged people groups in our generation. The question is then, are most mega churches doing these things? Many are, but many more could join them and have the goal of growing as deep as they are wide.”

What do you think? What would you add? I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

JL

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