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The cultural and demographic dynamics of megachurches have been a subject of debate for years. But the recent dialogue between LifeWay's research guru Ed Stetzer and missional thinker David Fitch renews the controversy. Do megachurches pirate believers from smaller, local congregations? Of course (as do all churches). But what percentage? And are our numbers even accurate on this question?

The posts to read:

Ed Stetzer: "Debunking Megachurch Myths: Especially the One about Sheep Swapping."

David Fitch: "Mega Churches Steal Sheep: My Ongoing Debate with Ed Stetzer."

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