Global Megachurches Like SaRang Grow

  • Aug 2, 2015

The Washington Post recently examined the global growth of megachurches. While there are still more megachurches in the United States, megachurches outside the United States boast higher average weekly attendance.

Looking at satellite images, the report noted another difference. “Abroad, megachurches are often constructed in the centers of cities, where they are accessed by foot, subway, bus or cab. In the United States, community members usually access the churches by car. To provide the necessary parking lots, U.S. megachurches are often in suburban areas.”

The Beck-designed SaRang Church in Seoul is cited as an example of a more compact footprint than North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, while both churches have nearly identical attendance numbers.

Read the full report here.