Outreach Magazine has recognized Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colo., as the fastest-growing and 88th largest church in America for 2014. In addition, Hope Presbyterian Church in Cordova, Tenn., was named the 76thlargest church, with an average attendance of 6,709.
According to the Outreach report, Cherry Hills saw numerical growth of 1,868 which reflected a 43 percent increase. The congregation’s average attendance is listed as 6,201.
The Outreach 100—a ranking of the 100 largest and 100 fastest-growing churches in the United States—is an annual collaboration between Outreach Magazine and Lifeway Research.
Hope Church has appeared in the list in each of the past four years. The congregation was the 79th largest in 2013, 86th largest in 2012, and 69thlargest in 2011.
This year’s Outreach 100 report also featured an interview with Shane Farmer, Senior Pastor of Cherry Hills. The article is available online at www.outreachmagazine.com/interviews/10153-shane-farmer-an-irrevocable-call.html
While not exhaustive, the 2014 list is based on self-reported surveys from more than 27,000 congregations that were contacted by Lifeway for participation.