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Outreach Magazine's 25 Most Innovative Churches

Many of you have already seen this list but...

Outreach
magazine organized a panel of twelve ministry leaders and experts to help determine which 25 churches in America are the most innovative.

Most of the churches and senior pastors are names I am pretty familiar with. One of them, Church of the Open Door, is actually the church my family and I attend. I am not totally clear on how they made the 'innovative' list so if anyone knows anything I would love to hear from you.

Anyways, the list is as follows:

  1. LifeChurch.tv (Edmond, OK) :: Craig Groeschel
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04, ‘05, & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  2. Granger Community Church (Granger, IN) :: Mark Beeson
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04 & ’05
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘06
  3. North Point Community Church (Alpharetta, GA) :: Andy Stanley
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  4. Fellowship Church (Grapevine, TX) :: Ed Young Jr.
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04, ‘05, & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  5. Mosaic Church (City of Industry, CA) :: Erwin McManus
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  6. Seacoast Church (Mt. Pleasant, SC) :: Greg Surratt
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  7. Community Christian Church (Naperville, IL) :: Dave Ferguson
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘06
  8. National Community Church (Washington, DC) :: Mark Batterson
  9. Mars Hill Church (Seattle, WA) :: Mark Driscoll
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  10. New Hope Christian Fellowship (Oahu, HI) :: Wayne Cordero
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04, ‘05, & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  11. Mars Hill Bible Church (Grandville, MI) :: Rob Bell
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  12. The Potter’s House (Dallas, TX) :: T.D. Jakes
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04 & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  13. Crossover Church (Tampa, FL) :: Tommy Kyllonen
  14. Church of the Open Door (Maple Grove, MN) :: David Johnson
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04
  15. Redeemer Presbyterian Church (New York, NY) :: Timothy Keller
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  16. Healing Place Church (Baton Rouge, LA) :: Dino Rizzo
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘06
  17. The Journey Church (New York, NY) :: Nelson Searcy
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘05
  18. Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, CA) :: Rick Warren
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04, ‘05, & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  19. North Coast Church (Vista, CA) :: Larry Osborn
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  20. Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington, IL) :: Bill Hybels
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
    — the 50 Most Influential Churches in ‘05 & ‘06
  21. Imago Dei Community (Portland, OR) :: Rick McKinley
  22. Christ the King Community Church (Mt. Vernon, WA) :: Dave Browning
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04
  23. Radiant Church (Surprise, AZ) :: Lee McFarland
    >> other achievements include being one of
    — the 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches in ‘04, ‘05, & ‘06
  24. Living Word Christian Center (Forest Park, IL) :: William Winston
  25. The Sanctuary (Santa Clarita, CA) :: Marty Walker
(HT: Kent Shaffer)

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