Interesting thoughts about church size

At Bishop Alan’s blog here (and follow the links).

I think it’s true that you can’t be an effective pastor to a congregation of much more than about 60 adults; this ties in very strongly with things that Eugene Peterson teaches and, of course, with the Killing George Herbert approach.

Which means, in the Mersea context, that we need four or five ‘ministers’ for church to work, relational glue to be formed, and to ensure that people don’t fall through the cracks.