Enlarge the Organization
Provide sufficient units to do the work
Teaching Units = Enrollment / 18
Keep units small for
- Better Outreach
1 / 25 / 12 Rule
- Better Ministry
- Better Fellowship
- Better Teaching
- Better Assimilation
My favorite definition of “organization” is “getting in the best position to allow God to work through us most effectively.” Organization is a set of structured relationships which allow us to accomplish a task. In this case, the task is the Great Commission.
The most important thing a church can do to begin growing is to add new teaching units. The organization needs to be larger than required to minister to those currently attending so that it can accommodate growth.
A tested rule of thumb is that forming one new adult unit will result in an increase in enrollment of 25 over a 12 month period. (This enrollment increase will be realized over the entire Sunday School, not just in the new unit.)