Episode 326: How to Know the Ratio of Leaders to Congregants

If we don’t understand our present, it is impossible to make good decisions about our future.

In Episode 326 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd answer the question about how many leaders to congregants you need in a church of 200 and beyond.  Here is today’s question: 

How many leaders and workers do you need to reach a church of 200 and then from there, growing to 300, 400, and 500? Where would you start about getting the word out about your church in order to grow? 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How many leaders you need for your church size
  • What a map church is versus a menu church 
  • What kind of programs, pathways, and pipelines you need to reach 200 people and beyond 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “A lot of times we ask questions about our future before we ask questions about our present.” – @toddadkins 
  • “If we don’t understand our present, it is impossible to make good decisions about our future.” – @toddadkins
  • “The first question to ask is, “Currently, what is happening right now.” – @danielsangi
  • “Sometimes churches will think they are successful at reaching their community because there are a lot of people around. But, you need to look at the demographics of your community. If they don’t match your church, you may only be reaching a segment of your community.” – @toddadkins
  • “Think about where you want your future to be and staff toward that goal.” – @toddadkins
  • “What is that ratio from small groups to leaders? It shouldn’t be the same.” – @danielsangi
  • “Map out where you are at and map out where you are at every single level. – @danielsangi
  • “Look at your church and ask yourselves, “Are we a map church or a menu church?” – @toddadkins 
  • “Look at what you need to stop, start, and refine.” – @toddadkins
  • “Mission stays the same, methods do not.” – @toddadkins
  • “If you want to grow your church, make sure to grow your people.” – @toddadkins
  • “When you are growing the people of your church, it is making the Great Commission #1.” – @danielsangi
  • “Equip and raise up your people to be missionaries wherever they go.” – @danielsangi

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