Hartford Seminary maintains this website as a service to organizations, groups, congregations and individuals who wish to have information about megachurches.


articles; searchable database; detailed description of available resources; resource reports; helpful bibliography; research

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Learn what a megachurch is and how they grow and function after exploring this website's resources.
  • Explore the growth and development of the megachurch phenomenon over the past several years after reading research by Scott Thumma and Warren Bird.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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