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Congregational Size Theory
Congregational Size Theory
Membership Growth & Outreach

Congregations have been grouped by size by a number of congregational growth specialists who have found it useful to understand common characteristics among similar sized congregations. Arlin Rothauge in particular was instrumental in developing a theory of congregational size and the dynamics that each size grouping tends to produce. Other thinkers, such as Roy Oswald and Alice Mann, have further elaborated on his work. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has also prepared papers on this topic for Unitarian Universalists, as most of the other items listed here are interdenominational. Here are some items that deal with this topic:

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