Sizing Up a Society

  FAMILY SOCIETY PASTORAL SOCIETY PROGRAM SOCIETY CORPORATE SOCIETY
AVERAGE SUNDAY ATTENDANCE
September – May
2-50 50-150 150-350 350+
STRUCTURE One-cell Unit Two/Three Cells Program Units Complex Layers
PERCEPTION OF
LEADER
Chaplain Pastor/ Leader Enabler/ Administrator Head Pastor
LEADER’S FUNCTION “Transitory Caring” Delegating Power / Pastoring the Community Training & Pastoring the Lay Pastors/ Leaders Planner Ambassador Symbol
LAY LEADER’S ROLE Matriarchy Patriarch Leaders Circle Program Managers Multi-level Leadership
ASSIMILATION OF


NEW MEMBERS

Adoption one-on-one Orientation
one-on-one
with leader or
in small group
Formation Classes/ Groups Intentional Management
KEY ACTIVITIES Living Out the Past Building Trust between Members and Leader Teamwork & Coordination “Running a Bakery” Visioning Planning

Based on Sizing Up a Congregation by Arlin Rothauge