Fat4 posed an interesting question regarding mega-churches. And I have to agree with his observations. Structures do not make churches. Rather, it is the individuals who live their lives of faith outside the perimeter of the structure that forms the collective we call the Church. I am not in favour of constructing magnificent places of worship in the name of God. If we need to cling on to such shallow show of grandiose to reaffirm our faith, then we truly cannot see the forest for the trees.
What would God say about the tens of millions spent to build mega-churches when an unpretentious church could be built at a fraction of the cost and the remaining amount disbursed to people who are in real need of financial assistance? What would God say when we run his Church as a business entity and every time that we go to church to worship and be in communion with Him our wallets are being assaulted instead?
Lest we forget, Jesus was born in a manger. He moved around among the masses, lived where they lived and ate what they ate. He was executed in a most undignified manner. There is much humility to be learnt from all that. The Church is out there in the real world. We build it through living a Christ-like life. Every time we put our hearts into helping our fellow humans with sincerity, we are indeed building the most glorious edifice in His name, one that time can never erase.