Size transitions in congregations / Beth Ann Gaede, editor ; introduction by Arlin J. Rothauge. - [Bethesda, Md.] : The Alban Institute, 2001. - viii, 172 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - Harvesting the learnings series . - Alban Institute publication ; AL237. .

Includes bibliographical references.

Part one: How big are we? -- 1. Current thinking on size transitions / Theodore W. Johnson -- 2. How to minister effectively in family, pastoral, program and corporate size churches / Roy M. Oswald -- 3. What happens between sizes? Why congregations get stuck / Alice Mann -- 4. Sizing up a congregation: how size affects function / Douglas Alan Walrath -- 5. Leader relationships: a key to congregational size / Edward H. Koster -- 6. Beginnings of a theory of synagogue size: changing patterns and behaviors / Alice Mann, David Trietsch, and Dan Hotchkiss -- Part two: The ups and downs of congegational size -- 7. Growing pains: are they worth it? / Bill Joiner -- 8. Raising the roof: foundations for the breakthrough to program size / Alice Mann -- 9. One size doesn't fit all: reflections on becoming a corporate-size church / Joel S. McCoy -- 10. Marks of growing churches: the confederate approach to church growth / G.W. Garvin -- 11. Dreaming of cathedrals, building skyscrapers: discovering what it means to be church / Elizabeth I. Steele -- 12. Finding our mission: stages in the life of an urban congregation / Ronald T. Roberts -- 13. Congregations in decline: how context affects size / Alice Mann -- 14. When membership declines: letting go and moving forward / Roy M. Oswald -- 15. The death and dying of a congregation: an experience of God's grace / Daphne Burt.

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