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Myth of the 200 Barrier How to Lead Through Transitional Growth

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ISBN-10: 0687343240

ISBN-13: 9780687343249

Edition: 2005

Authors: Canon Canon Canon Kevin E. Martin

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"This is the best book I have ever read on congregational development! I wish I had written it." (Lyle E. Schaller, Parish Consultant)The common experience of large congregations getting larger and small congregations getting smaller has given rise to the belief that growing congregations tend to hit a barrier at the 150-200 attendance mark. The dividing line in American Church attendance is 150 people on an average Sunday. Churches below this seem to have a harder time growing. Above this, churches seem to have an easier time growing. Trying to grow a smaller church can feel like trying to break through what Martin calls the "200 barrier." Martin explains that there is no barrier; there…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 135
Size: 5.84" wide x 8.52" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

The Rev. Kevin E. Martin serves as Assistant Priest for Christ Church Episcopal in Plano, TX, and is also the Executive Director of Vital Church Ministries whose mission is to encourage and equip church leaders to fulfill the Great Commission. He is a well-known preacher, teacher, author, and consultant throughout the nationwide Episcopal community.

Understanding congregational culture
Large or small?
Hitting the 200 barrier?
The myth of the 200 barrier
The rule of 150
Three types of congregations
The pastoral size congregation
The program size congregation
Congregations in transition
Types of leaders
Living with the realities
Living with the transition
Leading through the transition
Making the transition
Hunching your way to the promised land
What the large church knows
What is your next step?