The Life Cycle and Stages of Congregational Development

by George Bullard. 2001. Accessed July 2, 2019.
Large life cycle stages cong development

This article presents a life cycle model that can help leaders understand their congregation's current life stage and anticipate inevitable transitions.

Offerings: insights into organizational dynamics, graphic

Best For: clergy and lay leaders

Cost: free

Suggested Uses:

  • Identify what life stage your congregation is in before brainstorming action steps.
  • Discern when to reclaim or re-cast a congregation's vision in order to ensure continued vitality.

Curator Curated by Marie F. Fleming

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