By Howard Snyder - July 1, 2017 · Seedbed.com
Silly question, you say. Depending on your theology or worldview, you might add:
- Large as possible! Bigger is better!
- That’s up to God!
- I’m shooting for 1,000 (or 2,000, or 3,000, or whatever).
- I like small and intimate!
Here’s a better answer: A congregation should be large enough to fulfill all the essential functions of Christ’s body—and small enough to really function as body of Christ.
So we might take a quick look at “Dunbar’s Number,” which happens to be 150.
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