Church leaders often worry about churches that stay small. Some of that worry is justified. Much of it isn’t.
Some things about church are always scalable. The Great Commission commands us to reach as many people as possible with the truth of the gospel, for instance.
But other things are better in small batches. The Great Commandment, for instance, often demands that we go smaller and deeper, not bigger and wider. The same is often true for the mentoring aspects of discipleship.
We need to understand why a church is small before we can know if its size is a problem to overcome or an opportunity to capitalize on.