Tim Keller has written a great “white paper” on how size affects the culture and structures of a church. This paper has been circulating for years among church planting insiders, but Redeemer has finally put it out to the public. I’m posting it here so thoughtful readers can benefit from it.
Coram Deo is facing the transition right now from medium to large church dynamics in Keller’s model (he puts the ‘cusp’ between the two categories at 400-450 in attendance). So if you’re a Coram Deo attender, read it with a view to the adjustments that may be necessary as we move forward. There won’t be a one-to-one correlation in every area (Keller’s model is different than Coram Deo’s), but most of his insights are spot-on.