It’s not just a academic question. It really goes to the heart of what we should be pouring our resources into, and what kind of leaders we should be training.
Karl Vaters offers some good analysis:
Instead of comparing roses to redwoods, I’d like to propose a way to compare apples to apples without participating in the “who’s better?” game.
How about these two questions, side-by-side: What are the benefits of 10,000 people worshiping in a megachurch led by one pastor? What are the benefits of 10,000 people worshiping in 100 small churches led by 100 pastors?
Now that’s apples to apples.
Read the whole thing.