Yesterday a friend and I were hanging out and we were sharing some thoughts about the state of the church and the subject went toward the pros and cons of church styles and sizes, etc. I shared that I have recently been criticized by a noted theologian as being anti-Megachurch. My buddy said, “You should write a post about it.” So here goes.
In 30 years of vocational ministry I have served in, observed, consulted, and been blessed by churches of all sizes, shapes, and styles. The conclusion I am currently at is that size—big or small—has upsides and downsides. I have seen tiny churches pastored by guys with egos and arrogance the size of Texas. I have seen megachurches pastored by guys so humble you would think they held no authority at all. I have seen small churches do things with as much excellence as large churches and I have seen large churches that seem like nothing but a weekly performance. Of course, I’ve seen the reverse of all this as well. I want to tell you what I like about the megachurch.