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Does MegaChurch Equal MegaBusiness?

Churches across America are shutting down at a rate of 1% while megachurches are growing at rate of 8%. Many have criticized them for using corporate techniques to create economic empires. All the while, smaller churches watch their flock migrate towards a religious experience that's a little more... MEGA.

THE MEGACHURCH (2000+ attendance/week) - 1970: 10 mega-churches
- 1990: 250 mega-churches
- 2000: 600 mega-churches
- 2003: 740 mega-churches
- 2005: 1200 mega-churches
- 2011: 1,611 mega-churches

- 314,000 protestant churches (56 million worshipers/week)
- 1638 mega-churches (6 million/week)10.7% of church population & 2% of the US population
- 100 giga churches (1.3 million/week)
- Megachurches are tax exempt | they made $7.2 billion dollars/year in 2005
- Megachurches typically have a charismatic, authoritative, celebrity-like leader.
- Some meagachurches are like mini-cities with gyms, shopping, arcades, and even Starbucks.
- Most megachurches are evangelical (growth dependent), suburban, white, and southern.

Megachurch Megabusiness


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