Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Influential churches

ChurchReport.com has posted its list of "America's 50 Most Influential Churches." I've linked to the Mars Hill Church, whose pastor, Mark Driscoll has appeared in a number of posts on this site. The leading churches:
Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington, Ill.), Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, Calif.), North Point Community Church (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Fellowship Church (Grapevine, Texas) lead this years 50 Most Influential Churches list.

New to the top 10 churches are Granger Community Church (Granger, Ind.), Mars Hill Church (Seattle, Wash.) and Seacoast Church (Mt Pleasant, S.C.). All but Granger Community Church and The Potter’s House are multi-site churches.

Four of the top 10 churches are affiliated with denominations and six are non-affiliated. Lakewood Church and The Potter’s House are the only two of the 10 that are charismatic congregations. Two of the churches (Saddleback and Fellowship) are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. [the article]

8/11 Update: Note the comment which quotes a news article making pretty serious and credible allegations about the source of the list. I will not knowingly cite information from The Church Report again.