(AP) How to run a megachurch? With lots of help

Posted by Kendall Harmon

On just about any Sunday, as many as 10,000 people may fill the pews of The Potter's House, Bishop T.D. Jakes' Dallas-area megachurch. Believers say he has an uncanny way of connecting with his audience anyway.

"It doesn't matter about the size," says Faith Johnson, a 13-year member. "It's almost like nobody else is in that church, but me."

It takes some help for leaders of the largest megachurches and national ministries to make believers reject the idea that a smaller church is more intimate and personable. A big staff of associate pastors and elders is indispensable.

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Posted April 14, 2012 at 11:04 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MichaelA wrote:

I suggest 12 leaders.  When it gets too big for them to handle, ordain 7 deacons to assist them.

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