Episode 378: Group Dynamics and Breaking the 200 Barrier

In Episode 378 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the importance of group dynamics, community,  and auditorium feel when wanting to break the 200 barrier. Here is today’s question:

“Our church is about 3 years old and moving into our very first building. We have hit 200 and dropped to 150 a few times. The feedback that we heard was that community begins to break down after 150. What structures do we need to help build community?” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The importance of researching group dynamics 
  • What Mid Sized Communities are 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Three services spreads you thin volunteer wise.” – @toddadkins 
  • “It can feel lifeless when more than half the room is empty.” – @danielsangi
  • “Most churches don’t take into consideration the importance of size dynamics and what people assume normal behavior is in different sized dynamics.” @danielsangi
  • “You need that invitational culture in order to get beyond 200.” – @danielsangi
  • “Mid Sized Communities allows people to feel the momentum of the church and also help continue to build relationships.” – @danielsangi
  • “People are always going to be stickier than the preaching.” – @toddadkins 

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Published April 15, 2019

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