The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday

106 - A Research on Mega Churches w/ a Glowing Report

July 09, 2024 Seacoast Church
106 - A Research on Mega Churches w/ a Glowing Report
The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday
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The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday
106 - A Research on Mega Churches w/ a Glowing Report
Jul 09, 2024
Seacoast Church

Jim Wellman started researching megachurches with a high level of skepticism, but after collecting the data, that all changed. In his book, High On God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America, Jim shares the results of his investigation, and on today’s episode, he gives listeners a snapshot of the positive findings on megachurches. According to Jim, within the couple thousand megachurches in America, the number of scandals are minimal, the community one finds is incredibly beneficial to the human soul, and the good work these large churches do in society is staggering. With host Joey Svendsen, the two also speculate on the correlation between human emotion and "moves" of the Holy Spirit and how emotionally uplifting environments in themselves, are good for the soul. 

Kicking off the episode, Jeff Leinberger, Roy Jacques, Tomelex Copeland, and Joey Svendsen discuss what it’s like behind the scenes at Seacoast Church, Pastor Tomelex’s experiences as an African American pastor in a predominantly white church, and some of their fears.

On this Episode
Jim Wellman /
Book / LinkedIn
Joey Svendsen, host / Instagram
Roy Jacques, host / FB
Tomelex Copeland, host / FB
Jeff Leinberger, host / FB

Executive Producer: Josh Surratt
Producer/Editor: Joey Svendsen
Sound Engineer/Editor: JT Price
Sound Engineer: Katelyn Vandiver

Music, including theme song: Joel T. Hamilton Music
Other Music: Derek Minor

Since the beginning of 2024, this podcast releases fully-produced, video versions of each episode. You can find these on our YouTube Channel.

Show Notes

Jim Wellman started researching megachurches with a high level of skepticism, but after collecting the data, that all changed. In his book, High On God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America, Jim shares the results of his investigation, and on today’s episode, he gives listeners a snapshot of the positive findings on megachurches. According to Jim, within the couple thousand megachurches in America, the number of scandals are minimal, the community one finds is incredibly beneficial to the human soul, and the good work these large churches do in society is staggering. With host Joey Svendsen, the two also speculate on the correlation between human emotion and "moves" of the Holy Spirit and how emotionally uplifting environments in themselves, are good for the soul. 

Kicking off the episode, Jeff Leinberger, Roy Jacques, Tomelex Copeland, and Joey Svendsen discuss what it’s like behind the scenes at Seacoast Church, Pastor Tomelex’s experiences as an African American pastor in a predominantly white church, and some of their fears.

On this Episode
Jim Wellman /
Book / LinkedIn
Joey Svendsen, host / Instagram
Roy Jacques, host / FB
Tomelex Copeland, host / FB
Jeff Leinberger, host / FB

Executive Producer: Josh Surratt
Producer/Editor: Joey Svendsen
Sound Engineer/Editor: JT Price
Sound Engineer: Katelyn Vandiver

Music, including theme song: Joel T. Hamilton Music
Other Music: Derek Minor

Since the beginning of 2024, this podcast releases fully-produced, video versions of each episode. You can find these on our YouTube Channel.