What comes to mind when you think of the word “megachurch?”
For many people, they think of the label that their own place of worship has. For them, it’s a term that simply describes the place where they experience God, and also have many of their closest relationships.
For others, it creates thoughts of impersonal relationships, slick-haired, smiling preachers who only want your money.
Whatever thoughts that word evokes for you, I propose a change.
I think too many people get megachurch confused with the Prosperity Gospel, or with a place where church-goers can simply sit back and not be challenged by God’s Word. In some cases, I believe this is true, but in many more cases, that thought couldn’t be further from the truth.
Many of the fastest growing churches in America are equipping their members to further the Gospel across the world, and not just allowing them to fade into the background, so to speak.
So, why don’t we stop using the word “megachurch” and just call these large churches, “churches.”
We don’t call extremely small churches “minichurches” do we?