Here are the 10 largest churches in the world, also known as Mega Churches. A church is a Mega Church if it has at least 4000 visitors on Sundays. The largest churches in the world have experienced enormous growth over the past 20 years.
Mega Church 1:
Calvary Temple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUcrGh3GjyI
Weekly visitors 250,000
Founded in 2005
Mega Church 2:
Yonggi Cho Yoido Full Gospel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMa-6AD5an8
Weekly visitors: 200.000
Mega Church 3:
Dion Robert and the Works and Mission Baptist Church
Weekly visitors: 185.000
Mega Church 4:
Deeper Christian Life
Weekly visitors: 180.000
Mega Church 5:
Deeper Christian Life Ministry
Weekly visitors: 120.000
Kumuyi Lagos, Nigeria
Largest churches in the USA:
1st Lakewood Church
Weekly visitors: 43.500
2nd Life Chruch
Weekly visitors 41,000
Edmond, Oklahoma; Evangelical Convenant Church
3rd Willow Creek Community Church
Weekly visitors: 25,700
4th Second Baptist Church
Weekly visitors: 23,700
5th Saddleback Church
Weekly visitors: 22.000
Lake Forest, California
Pros and cons of Mega Churches
There are many advantages in huge communities, but also some disadvantages that are listed here.
Disadvantages of Mega Churches:
1. very impersonal: you feel like you’re at a big concert every Sunday. You’re not really taken, because you’re one of 50,000 thousand.
2) Difficult integration: For example, if you like playing guitar for God very much and maybe you can do it very well, it’s hard to get on stage in such a big church. So you can’t live out some gifts in the church.
3. establish contact: It is not easy to find a new friend in a crowd of 50,000 people, although fellowship is always very important among Christians.
Advantages of Mega Chruches:
1st spectator: It is possible to watch the service without having to talk to many people.
2. good music quality: because large churches have a large selection of musicians, they can also put together the best worship teams. Therefore, music in the large churches is often perfect.
3rd community feeling: The reason many people go to concerts and congresses is a community feeling that people in large churches feel every Sunday.