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Mega Churches

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"A megachurch is defined as a non-Catholic congregation with at least 2,000 attendees. Nearly all were established after 1955. On a typical weekend, the largest megachurch hosts roughly 30,000 people, with a 300-member choir and a 10-piece band. Many others boast similar numbers."  Therealtruth.org

"Each mega church on average brings in $6.5 million each year."  CNN.com

These churches generally have:

2000 or more persons in attendance at weekly worship, counting adults and children at all worship locations.
A charismatic, authoritative senior minister 
A very active 7 day a week congregational community
A multitude of diverse social and outreach ministries
An intentional small group system or other structures of intimacy and accountability
Innovative and often contemporary worship format 
and a complex differentiated organizational structure

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