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No peeking at Leadership Network's blog post, now. The correct answers are all in the Northeast, namely: Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Leadership Network's post has numerous points of interest for those tracking mega-ministry. CT's Gleanings summarize other takeaways from the report:

  • "Even though megachurches only account for 0.5 percent of the 320,000 Protestant churches in America, nearly 10 percent of Protestant churchgoers attend one."
  • "Only 21 percent of megachurches were founded in the last 20 years (the median founding year: 1977), and only 22 percent were founded by their current lead pastor."
  • "The average (median) age of megachurch lead pastors is 55, while nearly 1 in 5 are under 45. Only five percent are under 40. (CT recently noted how one of America's youngest megachurch pastors drew scrutiny for how his building a "big house" was connected to his bestselling book.)"
  • "Worldwide, at least 48 countries have a megachurch, according to Bird's research."

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Posted: December 30, 2013; All posts for week of December 30, 2013

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