Attendance numbers in a megachurch are important regardless of the criticism they might get because churches are not meant to stay small and comfortable, says Perry Noble, senior pastor of the multi-campus NewSpring Church.
Noble said he has “caught some flak” in the past for caring about numbers too much and he admits that NewSpring hopes to attract more people than they have now because Jesus also cared about attracting multitudes.
“We’re all about the numbers because we believe that every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God,” Noble said in a recent blog post. “We aren’t just about NewSpring being a church of thousands of people … we want all churches to be thousands strong because of the potential the church has.”
Suzanne Swift, public relations director for NewSpring, told The Christian Post that their church averaged nearly 40,000 people during the month of August across their 10 campuses throughout South Carolina.
While they continuously attract more worship attendees than the average church, NewSpring has a vision to reach 100,000 people or more.
“To do this, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to invite friends and family to come to NewSpring and we can do that by having campuses in multiple locations,” said Swift.
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