To say that Blackhawk Church has grown since its founding in 1965 would be an understatement, but its growth appears to be part of a nationwide trend. A few numbers help illustrate the point:
2,000 Weekly worshipers required to be classified a "mega-church."
50 Mega-churches in the U.S. in 1980.
880 Mega-churches in the U.S. in 2005.
60 Weekly worshipers at Blackhawk Church in 1980.
300 Weekly worshipers in 1996.
3,000 Weekly worshipers in 2006.
10 Number of services at Blackhawk each weekend.
17 Full-time staff, including pastors and directors.
30 Total staff.
125,000 Square footage of new church building.
$2.7million Annual budget.
$4.5million Amount raised in capital campaign for relocation.
$20million Estimated total cost for relocation.