Friday, January 14, 2011
Pastor discusses the mega church versus small congregations
While churches are not ideally judged by how many parishioners are in the pews every Sunday, there are those people (in and out of the clergy) who do just that.
Ever more, the plight of small, struggling congregations is being focused upon as mega churches, with their thousands of members, are becoming hubs of urban and even suburban life. American Baptist Churches Rev. Bill Whitehead, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rahway, in NJ, discusses the ongoing issues about 'mega churches' versus small congregations in his latest column.
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