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Old 01-03-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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My vote goes to Atlanta
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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big churches have a less effect on you spirutually... i think.
very much 100% false. If you're seeking spiritual guidance based on the size of a church anyway, you'll never find it.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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very much 100% false. If you're seeking spiritual guidance based on the size of a church anyway, you'll never find it.
Agreed.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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I live in San Antonio. There are several here as well. Cornerstone, Oak Hills, Community Bible, etc...but Houston hands down.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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You've also got T.D. Jakes in Dallas which pulls in up to 30,000 members. His megafest draws in more than 100k.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:53 AM
 
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I dont see why Lakewood is so popular. Almost every Christian I know doesn't like Joel Osteen and the Prosperity Gospel movement. Maybe these churches are attracting a lot of ppl who previously didnt go to church?
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:57 AM
 
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Funny because LA seems to be one of the cities with the most mega churches. Isn't that your city?
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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Jesus would be proud, I'm sure.

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I know what you mean. Saddleback Church in Orange County, Rick Warren's church of 22,000 members, has become a mini city, entertainment destination, and mini Disneyland. It is ridiculous how nice it is! Look at the photos of this place. They have cafes, a skate board park, laser tag facility, arcade, etc... If it wasn't for the cross, I would think I was at some resort hotel

Overview of portion of church




Can't get your kid to go to church? Just tell them they can use the church's new skate park!


Want to enjoy the So Cal sunshine? Sure, watch the sermon on TV's at the Beach Cafe and have a smoothie. This is one of several church cafes.


Keep your kids busy with video games.


Play volleyball, play video games, and grap some food at the new Refinery Cafe area. Your kids will love their Sunday School building.




I went to Saddleback three times because it seems like everyone in this area goes there. We found a more modest church with around 2,000 members. I wasn't into the huge show and size of Saddleback.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Isn't that the truth!
They should just refer to them as mega cults.

The old style church - Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, etc., one must go through confirmation learning, etc..
I remember this other so called mega church in South Barrington Illinois, ran by two MBA's who basically have a tax free shop. Their confimation was rather interesting. No confirmation learning, no teaching of Christ, etc., just fill out the bank draft statement to automatically take 10% of your monthly income. No draft No member.

There is also a church here in Atlanta with some farce con artist. I think he was arrested a few months back for beating his wife in a hotel parking lot, now he is in legal and his now ex-wife is doing what? Starting another mega church
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Isn't that the truth!
They should just refer to them as mega cults.

The old style church - Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, etc., one must go through confirmation learning, etc..
I remember this other so called mega church in South Barrington Illinois, ran by two MBA's who basically have a tax free shop. Their confimation was rather interesting. No confirmation learning, no teaching of Christ, etc., just fill out the bank draft statement to automatically take 10% of your monthly income. No draft No member.

There is also a church here in Atlanta with some farce con artist. I think he was arrested a few months back for beating his wife in a hotel parking lot, now he is in legal and his now ex-wife is doing what? Starting another mega church
Oh, I know! What is with that? Then they'll have a tribe of kids, who will each in turn start their own churches. Gotta love those church empires! They're not about religion at all, they're about $$$.
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