Rethinking church Size; does it matter?
As we approach the church plant, here in Texas, where everything is bigger including churches we have to confront the question of size. How big is too big? We wonder. Then the obvious answer seems to be, you’ve grown too big when you can’t be effective or efficient, but you have to know the purpose of church to figure that out. What is the purpose of The Church?
Do you remember the days of church when everybody knew your name, and we were very much family. Do you remember the days of the community church not just the church in the community?
These days there are Mega churches in America that boast from 2000 to as many as 47000 members, restaurants, gymnasiums, bookstores, coffees shops, light shows, video productions, gift shops and more all in the church. Visitors have described the experiences as a kin to being at a rock concert or a great show. Some love it, some hate it. Click here to share your thoughts?
On the other end of the spectrum there is a rise in churches that are deliberately small being called micro churches. These churches are all about relationship and community impact. They meet in homes, coffee shops, on the job and some even in bars. You loose the hype the screens the technology but you gain intimacy. Some say there cool and focused on reaching those in need of Christ. I love the concept. What do you think?