As we have already blogged about, Robert Schuller’s megachurch has gone into bankruptcy. Now the famous Crystal Cathedral has been sold to a real estate developer who plans to build apartments on the site. See Developer to buy Crystal Cathedral campus for apartment construction – latimes.com.
Emergent church theorists have turned against the megachurch as a model for attracting people today, and traditionalists have always been leery of congregations so huge that the pastor and his people hardly know each other.
Megachurches are also under serious economic pressure, due to their vast facilities and big payrolls.
Obviously, lots of megachurches still exist. But do you think their time has passed?