Carlos Whittaker muses on the demise of the megachurch:
For as long as I have been a part of the evangelical “megachurch” the looming question has always been…
“What happens when Alpha Mega Personality Pastor X dies or retires?”
That one question has caused people to question the validity of having a megachurch altogether.
Which I feel is honestly a bit silly.
I’ve seen the megachurch lead millions to Jesus and change lives on a weekly basis.
The question does not need to be whether or not the megachurch is effective…
I believe the question needs to be…
Can we let our church die?
Maybe it splinters off and becomes something new?
Maybe it just shrinks from mega to mini?
Or maybe another big personality takes over?
I don’t think any of these things are bad.
Why must they be bad?