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meg·a·church

 (mĕg′ə-chûrch′)
n.
A large, usually nondenominational worship group, especially one formed as an offshoot of a Protestant church.

megachurch

(ˈmɛɡəˌtʃɜːtʃ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) US a church, usually Protestant, with a very large congregation, typically housed in a complex offering sophisticated multimedia presentations and a range of secular facilities and services
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Maybe that is a good thing considering the news stories over the past year about problems at two prominent megachurches.
He tells us about tweeting for the late genius, plus his journey into megachurches while writing his 2009 book, My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith.
More than a dozen Seoul megachurches boast luxurious, sprawling buildings, congregations in the tens of thousands, and millions of dollars in annual revenues from worshippers -- some donate as much as 10 percent of their income -- and commercial activities.
Megachurches are defined as congregations with regular weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons.
We survived the rise of non-denominational churches and megachurches. We survived generations of white men with a platform and no traditional governing body sanctioning or approving their words," she said in an email to RNS.
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While attention for global religious networks is usually studied from a perspective of migration and reverse mission, a recent new phenomenon is the establishment of global networks by Western based megachurches. Key features of megachurch networks are their size, Evangelical/Pentecostal background, unwaveringly growth-oriented vision, shared cosmopolitan lifestyle and the integration of the latest digital media technologies in their religious practices and organizational structures.
At least four presidential candidates are coming to Texas next month to participate in a forum at one of the state's largest megachurches.
Scott Thumma, director of the Hartford Institute on Religion, doesn't think the technology will be popular at American megachurches where many people enjoy the anonymity that comes with such large congregations: "While God sees everything, we re not sure we want our pastor to be omniscient."
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Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology.