[The Christian Post] 21 July 2007--Before you can grow your church to the next level, you’ve got to fully understand where you are at now. This week we’re going to look at three kinds of churches and the roles of the pastors who lead them.
Structurally, there are basically three kinds of churches: single-cell, multiple-cell, and multiple congregation churches.
In the single-cell church, there is just one single cell, one group of people who make up the church. Generally this church has less than 200 people.
Multiple-cell churches have between 200 and 300 people. In this church, you have several cells, such as Sunday school classes, women’s groups, men’s groups, and so forth.
In multiple congregation churches, you have congregations within congregations within congregations with cells inside all of them. For example, in our church, women’s ministry is a congregation within itself. So is our men’s ministry. Our children’s ministry is larger than most churches. Multiple congregation churches have 400 people or more.
In each of these levels of growth, your role as a pastor (or leader) has to change.