Originally posted on WisdomForLife:
Many church leaders look to mega-churches for guidance. The more notable Churches are Andy Stanley’ North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek Community in Chicago, Illinois, and Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.
Leaders are often drawn to these mega-churches in hopes of learning how to make their own approaches to ministry more effective.
The fast and frightening pace of change in our culture causes many traditional churches to feel as if they’ve lost touch. When ministries are ineffective, leaders who care about the Church ask questions about how to “do” Church better. Unwilling to become stagnant or to accept status quo, these leaders pursue new models for their ministries.
Since mega-churches give an appearance of success, church leaders from far away places rush to them in search of new and more effective ways to do church.
The mega-churches attracting others usually have uniquely gifted leaders…
View original 398 more words