The Church Growth Today list of America’s 100 Largest Churches for 2010 has now been released. An amazing discovery was revealed while comparing it to the 100 Largest Churches list published at the beginning of the decade. While the smallest church in the list then had 4,000 in attendance, the smallest church in the new 2010 list begins at 8,000 attendance. The smallest church has doubled during the 10 years. More surprising is the fact that the attendance for the largest church in the same list since a decade ago increased four-fold from 11,000 to 44,800.
Lakewood Church of Houston tops both lists in 2000 and 2010. The church has never been a multi-site campus church in a nation where the 2010 list reveals that 57 percent of the nation’s largest churches now meet at more than one location each weekend.