A Wider View of the Restructuring Metropolis
Chapter 7 considers the metropolitan or metro type of congregation—that is, a congregation with a simple majority of its constituents living throughout the metropolitan region rather than in its neighborhood or in or around its community area. One variation is represented by immigrant congregations that create ethno-religious enclaves near the expressway interchanges of the new metropolis, such as The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago located in southwest suburban Lemont. The discussion of this congregation leads into an excursus on entities near the expressway interchanges of the new metropolis, including shopping malls, megachurches, and megatemples. Chapter 7 also discusses The Moody Church and New Life Community Church, describing their congregational communities and explaining why they exert stronger urban impact than The Hindu Temple.
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