Archive for June, 2010

In the Land of Mega-Churches

Posted by    |    June 24th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Elevate Life Church just announced their plans to build a brand new 10-story cathedral addition to their current location in Frisco. Everything is truly “bigger in Texas” when it comes to churches — from Joel Osteen’s 25,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston to the North Texas giants like Fellowship Church (six campuses!),  Prestonwood Baptist in Plano, and Potter’s House in South Dallas. But do we really need another large church?  While Prestonwood, Fellowship, and Potter’s House all have a heart for the community and outreach, are we really seeing that many new converts? Or are current members just swapping one church for another when they are confronted with something they don’t like? I wonder what it would be like to be with a church through thick and thin for 50 years like my grandparents. What do they know that I don’t?