Here are some statistics gleaned from the 2014 CHRISTIAN STANDARD megachurch report.
Emerging Megachurches: 1,354
Combined average weekly attendance: 390,436
Megachurches: 3.5 percent (down from 5.6 percent in 2013); overall, 68 percent of the megachurches grew (down from 73 percent in 2013).
Emerging Megachurches: 5.4 percent (up from 2.4 percent in 2013); overall, 65 percent of emerging megachurches grew (up from 52 percent in 2013).
Large churches: 4.9 percent (up from 4.7 percent in 2013).
Medium churches: 3.1 percent (up from 0.9 percent in 2013).
New City Church, Phoenix, AZ, 61.5 percent
Lifepointe Church, Raleigh, NC, 36.2 percent
River Run Christian Church, East Orlando, FL, 35 percent
2|42 Community Church, Brighton, MI, 34.1 percent
First Christian Church, Canton, OH, 33.8 percent
Megachurches baptized 24,064 people, an average of 376 baptisms per megachurch.
Emerging megachurches baptized 6,155 people, an average of 88 per church.
Megachurches baptized an average of 7.7 people per 100 in attendance, down from 8.2 in 2013.
Emerging megachurches baptized an average of 6.5 people per 100 in attendance, down from 7.2 in 2013.
HIGHEST BAPTISM RATIO PER 100
Manchester Christian Church, Manchester, NH, 17.7
Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL, 17.5
Pikes Peak Christian Church, Colorado Springs, CO, 15.5
SouthBrook Christian Church, Miamisburg, OH, 14.4
Eastside Christian Church, Anaheim, CA, 14.2
AVERAGE TOTAL GIVING
Megachurches: $8.0 million
Emerging Megachurches: $2.4 million
AVERAGE TOTAL DEBT
Megachurches: $8.6 million (or $1,870 of debt per person, based on average attendance figures).
Emerging Megachurches: $4.2 million (or $3,094 of debt per person, based on average attendance figures).
AVERAGE AGE OF LEAD MINISTERS
Megachurches: 51.4 years (up from 50.9 in 2013).
Emerging Megachurches: 49.5 years (same as 2013—the youngest of the four church size categories).
AVERAGE LEAD MINISTER START DATE
Emerging Megachurches: 2002
(Information compiled by Kent E. Fillinger)