Ran across this report a few minutes ago:

The Hartford Institute recently released a report on Changes In American Mega churches and found that a focus on small groups was one of the things in common for growing congregations.  Here is a summary of the report:

Mega churches – Protestant congregations that draw 2,000 or more adults and children in a typical weekend (attendance not membership) – show considerable consistency over the past eight years.

They continue to:

  • Grow in size,
  • Lead the way as America’s most multi-ethnic class of church,
  • Show a strong bias toward contemporary worship, and
  • Remain minimally involved in politics.

However, they also are institutions in transition. They are now:

  • Offering more worship services and expanding to multiple-locations,
  • Shifting to playing a greater role in community service,
  • Decreasing their use of radio and television, and
  • Putting greater emphasis on the role of small groups.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by jerry on October 2, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    did someone say “small groups” ?

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