Wednesday, June 10

New megachurch survey

The National Survey of Megachurch Attenders, a just-released nationwide survey by Leadership Network and Hartford Seminary’s Hartford Institute for Religion Research provides insights on the people who attend megachurches. For example,
nearly two-thirds of megachurch attenders are under 45 years old.

Nearly a third of megachurch attenders are single, unmarried persons.

Megachurch attenders are both more educated and more affluent than attenders at other churches.

The majority of megachurch attenders are not necessarily new to Christianity, but nearly a quarter had not recently been in another church before coming to a megachurch.

While newcomers almost always attend a megachurch at the invitation of family, friends or co-workers, the real attraction tends to be the church’s reputation, worship style and senior pastor.

Long-term attendance flows from an appreciation for the church’s music/arts, social and community outreach, and adult-oriented programs.

45% of megachurch attenders never volunteer at the church.
While it's all very interesting I don't see anything surprising in there.

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