megachurch

(noun) A Protestant church with an usually large congregation.

Example: Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas in the United States.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: megachurches
  • The term is typically used in reference to churches in the United States with more than 2,000 members.
  • Megachurches are typically conservative or evangelical and use multimedia presentations during services. Additionally, megachurches typically offer a variety of social activities to members.
  • Variant form:
    • mega-church
    • mega church
  • Also called seeker church.
  • Pejoratively called:
    • big box church
    • McChurch
  • Megachurch used in a sentence: I attended a megachurch when I was younger.

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