Thr Leadership Network  www.leadnet.org en Hartford Institute for Religion Research www.hartsem.edu/ het navorsing gedoen oor waarom mense Mega kerke besoek.  Hier is die belangrikste bevindinge

• Young and single adults are more likely to be in megachurches than in smaller
• Nearly two-thirds of attenders have been at these churches 5 years or less.
• Many attenders come from other churches, but nearly a quarter haven’t been in any
church for a long time before coming to a megachurch.
• Attenders report a considerable increase in their involvement in church, in their
spiritual growth, and in their needs being met.
• Forty-five percent of megachurch attenders never volunteer at the church.
• New people almost always come to the megachurch because family, friends or coworkers
invited them.
• What first attracted attenders were the worship style, the senior pastor and the
church’s reputation.
• These same factors also influenced long-term attendance, as did the music/arts,
social and community outreach and adult-oriented programs.
• Attenders can craft unique, customized spiritual experiences through the multitude
of ministry choices and diverse avenues for involvement that megachurches offer.

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