Inside the Large Congregation

by Susan Beaumont. Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.

Written by a consultant who deals primarily with large congregations, this book is an overview of large congregation dynamics and details the five basic leadership systems needed in order for a large organization to flourish.


clergy leadership roles; design and function of staff leadership teams; governance and board function; welcoming new members; forming congregational strategy

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of large congregations


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Form and execute a congregational strategy to ensure the long term health of your congregation by reading part two of this book with clergy and lay leaders.
  • Learn about the five basic leadership systems that work in large congregations by reading part one of this book.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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