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The Mega Church: It's Coming!
By : Ted Keating (Wollongong, NSW)
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The debate in the Australian Christian about larger hurches and their leadership started in the early 1980s. There were interesting debates about leadership styles, “brotherhood involvement” and the use of ministry teams (why should larger hurches have 2-3 competent ministers?). Was leadership networking and the training of successors by larger churches “elitism”? The debate hotted up when one of the “large churches” started its own college in the late 1980s. Now a new debate may be emerging. In the past couple of decades we have seen a number of large churches develop. I can identify five of our Australian churches that have either exceeded 1000 worshippers or are close to it. There are at least another ten that are exceeding 500. Imagine! The total population of our New South Wales churches contained in five Churches alone!

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