The nation's largest megachurches are only increasing, The Houston Chronicle's "Houston Believe" blog reported last month.
... in 2010, the biggest 100 churches in the country averaged weekly attendance of 8,000 or more, compared to just 4,000 or more for the biggest 100 churches in 2000.
Lakewood Church remained the biggest church in the country and grew more than four-fold, from 11,000 weekly attendees in 2000 to 44,800 last year....
According to Vaughn's research for Church Growth Today, the top 103 churches in the country bring in 1.2 million people to the pews each week.
The originating report is from John N. Vaughn, whose Church Growth Today study has some truly interesting raw numbers.
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