A megachurch is a church having 2,000 or more in average weekend attendance. The Hartford Institute's database lists more than 1,300 such Protestant churches in the United States. According to that data, approximately 50 churches on the list have attendance ranging from 10,000 to 47,000. While 3,000 individual Catholic parishes (churches) have 2,000 or more attendants for an average Sunday Mass, these churches are not seen as part of the megachurch movement.
More and more Americans are spending their Sundays in mega churches, in congregations measuring by the thousands. However, believers aren’t hindered by the size of these buildings – in fact, size is part of their appeal. A new study conducted on 12 representative churches throughout the US showed that the bigger the size of the [...]