Overview of Church Size Theory

Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), 2012.

Written with an Episcopal audience in mind, this presentation details the characteristics of various congregation sizes.


discussion starter questions, size theory

Best For

congregation boards or councils



Suggested Uses

  • Identify what size your congregation falls under and determine the key issues related to its size after reading.
  • Introduce the congregation board to size theory using this resource.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.