Much ado is made over megachurches these days, but did you know that there is really only one true megachurch?
Only God knows the exact number, but let’s say for the sake of illustration that there are 1 billion Christians in the world. These followers of Jesus are trusting in Christ alone to save their soul, and they are serving the Lord “not in order to be justified” before God, but because they have already been justified through faith in the Savior. (see Romans 5:1)
These 1 billion people make up Christ’s megachurch, and they consist of many small congregations all over the planet. A majority of the congregations have fewer than 100 disciples who worship Christ together. Only 2% of congregations in America, for example, have 1000 or more in worship, while 60% of congregations have less than 100.
So whether you have 100 people or 1000 people attend worship in your congregation, you are part of a small congregation in the big scheme of things. If you have 1000 people attending, then you have one out of every million Christians in the world attending your church. And if you have 100 people attending, it is one out of every 10 million Christians. Again, that is assuming there are 1 billion believers on earth.