House churches can learn from megachurches, and megachurches can learn from house churches.
Some people are very passionate about the debate between megachurches or house churches. This can be good, but passionate people tend to be enthusiastic to the point that they can exaggerate their position even when research and data do not back up their claims.
For example, some assert that people are leaving megachurches in droves and are headed toward house churches. Statistically, there is not evidence of that.
In fact, the biggest movement in U.S. evangelical Christianity, as far as a statistical trend, is towards contemporary, non-denominational large churches. Though many may not like it, that’s the biggest trend. You may hate large contemporary churches, but you can’t make up a whole new set of facts because you don’t like them.
In the United States, about every 10 years the number of megachurches doubles. It’s not just growing—it’s doubling. Multisite interest is making that even more possible and even more rapid.
Good or bad, it is true.
While we should avoid unsubstantiated opinions, there are perfectly healthy and helpful ways in which you can advocate for your approach to church.
People who are passionate about the way they do church are great for …read more