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WEST defines a Mega Church finally!

Jim West never pulls any punches. He doesn’t beat about the bush either and that’s the reason I love his blog. Today we will visit his blog and listen in on a question and answer session. Hey, do not say I did not warn you 😉

Dear Jim,

First, let me thank you for your blog. I love it. I do have a question. What is your definition of a mega church?

Thank You,

Hi Duane,

That’s actually an easy question to answer- a mega-church is any church which is so large that the Pastor doesn’t know the names of every person who regularly attends. Such Pastors aren’t truly pastors – they are merely functionaries, public speakers. Pastors know their flock just as shepherds know their sheep. It is no accident at all that the early Church seized on the analogy of the Pastor as shepherd.

For that reason a church which is so big that the Pastor can’t or doesn’t know those who come is no longer a Church as such but a group, an ‘audience’, nothing more.

With all best wishes,


I told ya! 😉


Blogging As a Form Of Worship

Blogging is fun. Blogging can also be a special way of chronicling the wonders of God’s providence in our lives. But what if after learning koine Greek, after acquiring the latest Bible Works software for exegesis and coolest 3-D blogging sensation we reach a place where we no longer devote the ink well of our hearts to graceful pursuit of God?

But we are Christian bloggers you say. Just a moment. In Exodus 3 Moses’ immediate reaction to the burning bush was to say, ” I will go over and see this strange sight,” and then to approach it. God immediately opposed his resolution: “Do not come any nearer. Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground” (Exod. 3:5). We should learn from the divine announcement, as Donald Macleod writes, that: Read More