Nov 18 2007

At the churches

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Why this list of churches on a mostly political web site? Do you need to ask? Political viewpoints are shaped by many things, and we keep greater or lesser watch on many of this at this site. One of those, which we intend to explore more over time, is the world-view which churches and their ministries help create.

We don’t mean this as criticism – couldn’t be, in any event, because the messages of the many churches are so widely different. This list of churches we will track with some regularity consists mainly of “megachurches,” a category usually considered to consist of churches with membership of 2,000 or more (though, as you will see, some of the churches on this list are somewhat smaller).

There’s an excellent resource on megachurches at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, from which some of the information for this list was drawn.

IDAHO

Real Life Ministries (Post Falls, about 7,800)

Capital Christian Center (Meridian, about 3,000)

Calvary Chapel (Boise, about 2,500)

Vineyard Christian Fellowship (Boise, about 2,000)

Eagle Christian Church (Eagle, about 2,000)

Cole Community Church (Boise, about 1,500)

OREGON

Beaverton Foursquare Church (Beaverton, about 6,000)

East Hill Church (Gresham, 5,000, Foursquare)

People’s Church (Salem, est. 3,678, Assembly of God)

Good Shepherd Community Church (Boring, about 3,500)

Rolling Hills Community Church (Tualatin, about 3,300)

Applegate Christian Fellowship (Jacksonville, about 3,000)

Morning Star Community Church (Salem, about 3,000)

Eugene Faith Center (Eugene, 3,000, Foursquare)

New Beginnings Christian Center (Portland, about 3,000)

City Bible Church/ Bible Temple (Portland, 2,900)

Salem Alliance Church (Salem, about 2,585)

Beaverton Christian Church (Beaverton, about 2,500)

Evergreen Christian Center (Hillsboro, about 2,200, Foursquare)

New Hope Community Church (Portland, about 2,200)

Table Rock Fellowship Church (Central Point, about 2,100)

Sunset Presbyterian Church (Portland, about 2,175)

Westside Church (Bend, about 2,040, Foursquare)

Village Baptist Church (Tigard, about 2,000, Baptist)

Abundant Life Church (Happy Valley, about 2,000)

Cedar Mill Bible Church (Portland, 1,900)

Salem First Church of the Nazarene (Salem, about 1,800, Nazarene)

First Baptist Church (Eugene, about 1,800, Baptist)

WASHINGTON

Living Hope Church (Vancouver, about 8,000)

Champions Centre (Tacoma, about 6,500)

Crossroads Community Church (Vancouver, about 6,000, Cal)

The City Church (Kirkland, about 5,400)

Christian Faith Center (Seattle, about 5,000)

Life Center (Tacoma, about 5,000, Assembly of God)

New Heights Church (Vancouver, about 4,000)

Mars Hill Church (Seattle, about 3,900)

Bethel Church (Richland, about 3,600)

Christ The King Community Church (Bellingham, about 3,500)

Overlake Christian Church (Redmond, about 3,500)

Calvary Community Church (Sumner, about 3,300)

University Presbyterian Church (Seattle, about 3,200, Presbyterian)

Life Center (Spokane, about 3,200, Foursquare)

Christ The King Community Church – Anacortes Community Church (Mont Vernon, about 3,190)

Eastside Foursquare Church (Bothell, about 3,000, Foursquare)

Cornwall Church (Bellingham, about 2,700)

Westminster Chapel (Bellevue, about 2,500)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Seattle, about 2,500, Baptist)

Church of Living Water (Olympia, about 2,400, Evangelical)

Northshore Baptist Church (Bothell, about 2,200, Baptist)

New Life Center (Everett, about 2,000, Foursquare)

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church (Seattle, about 2,000, Baptist)

Northwest Church (Federal Way, about 2,000, Foursquare)

Calvary Chapel (Seattle, about 2,000)

Calvary Fellowship (Spokane, about 2,000)

Cascade Community Church (Monroe, about 2,000)

Antioch Bible Church (Redmond, about 2,000)

Grace Community Church (Auburn, about 2,000)

Christ Memorial Church (Poulsbo, about 2,000)

Westgate Chapel (Edmonds, about 2,000, FCA)

Cedar Park Assembly of God Church (Bothell, about 1,900, Assembly of God)

Canyon Hills Community Church (Bothell, about 1,800)

Highlands Community Church (Renton, about 1,800)

Walla Walla City Adventist Church (Walla Walla, about 1,800, SDA)

First Presbyterian Church (Bellevue, about 1,800, Presbyterian)

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