I am full of questions about the interaction of class size and room size. Small churches tend to have smaller classrooms than larger churches. Does room size determine the class size? Or does room size tend to raise the vision and expectations?
- LARGER ROOM. What would happen if you moved a growing Sunday School class to a larger room every time more people attended? Would the class continue to grow? Or would it reach a point of complacency in size? Would it cease growing? Would it be less effective?
- ORGANIZED. Does it make a difference whether the class is organized early in its life? What if the class has care groups, monthly fellowships, and weekly efforts to contact and enroll new people? Is there a point at which the average class loses momentum?
- LEADERS. Could growth size and momentum be impacted by the number of leaders? Could adding more leaders cause classes to slow or stop growing? Could a reduction in the span of care be responsible?
- INVOLVEMENT. If 2-6 participate on Sunday morning in an average group of 10, 20, or more, then does the increase in size lead to an decrease in participation and assimilation? Does the lack of interaction lead to a lack of relational connection? Does it lead to stagnancy? Or could breaking into smaller groups for a portion of the time allow a class to continue to grow where space does not limit it?
What is the right revolutionary strategy? Class and room size each have ramifications. Think through these questions. Press the Comments button to leave additional questions you have. Lead your class to grow. Make disciples. Be revolutionary!