megachurch

noun mega·church \ ˈme-gə-ˌchərch \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of megachurch

plural megachurches
: a church having an extremely large congregation
  • The megachurch, one of the largest in the region with roughly 5,000 attendees at its Sunday morning Post Falls worship service, is also adding a 25,000-square-foot children's ministry building, which will include a large indoor play structure …
  • —Nicholas Deshais
  • In little more than a decade, his ministry has grown from a living-room Bible study to a megachurch that draws about 7,600 visitors to seven campuses around Seattle each Sunday …
  • —Molly Worthen

First Known Use of megachurch

1966

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