I go to a very big church with 27,000 members and whenever I tell people that, I always get the same response: "Oh, I could never go to a church that big, you'd never get to know the people." I think that's a big misconception. Yes, there's 27,000 members but only a few thousand go to the 8am service (the one I attend) and when you get into a routine like sitting where you always sit, the faces become familiar and you start to meet people. Then, there are tons of other opportunities to meet folks at smaller settings like bible study, professional meetings, banquets, family fun day, singles meetings, etc. Of course I do understand people prefering smaller churches, my sister for instance has to have a small church for her to be happy.