"The 2007 survey was
emailed to leaders of more than 2,000 of the largest non-Catholic
congregations in the nation in April-June. Participants were asked to
recommend up to 10 churches they considered to be among the nation’s
How’s that sound to you? I guess that’s as sound as you’re going to get it. I really wish they were required to show why they recommended them. Is it just name recognition? Is it that they hold a conference? Is it that the pastor is an author? Not sure. Still…it’s a fascinating list. Several I’ve never heard of and will have to check out.
As usual, Kent Shaffer has a very informative take on some of the other lists that these churches are on. Here’s the link to his post: 50 Most Influential Churches.