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Size Transitions in Congregations (Harvesting the Learnings) (Harvesting the Learnings Series)
Congregations that seek growth are often frustrated at hitting a plateau-caught in a transition zone between sizes. The Alban Institute has long been recognized as a leader in size transition research and learning, and this anthology offers an in-depth collection of resources, through new articles developed for the book as well as previously published and highly regarded p ...more
Published December 1st 2001 by The Alban Institute
(first published January 1st 2001)
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Jan 04, 2008 Rod White rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people interested in transitioning church structure
I sent one chapter from this book to the Coordinators, since we are learning how to be who we are as a church. Social systems, like the church, in particular, have limitations to their growth and capabilities based on their size. If you don't structure accordingly, you kill yourself. It is kind of like being a size 40 person who insists on wearing size 32 pants, but more like a kennel owner who has 40 dogs in cages meant for 20 (that sounds perjorative), try a four-year-old houseplant that was b ...more