USA Churches classifies churches in our directory by
size--mega churches, large churches,
medium churches, and small churches--and churches come in all sizes.
weekend attendance more than
weekend attendance between 301 and
weekend attendance between 51 and 300 people
weekend attendance fewer than 50 people
Church size does not refer to the physical
size of the church building, or the number
of seats in the church building, or even the
number of people who are members of the
church. Rather, size in our
church directory refers to the
weekend attendance; in
other words, approximately how many people
attend church services on a typical weekend.
It's important to understand that church attendance tends to fluctuate. For
example, weekend attendance has been shown
to decline at many churches during the
summer months. Furthermore, while our church
directory is constantly updated, some
churches' attendance grows rapidly. USA Churches includes the church size feature in our
directory to give church seekers an
approximate idea of a church's size and what to expect.