Tim Keller has a two part series on church size. Unfortunately only part one is online so far. He builds on Lyle Schaller’s understanding that a large church is not just a bigger edition of a small church, but rather something completely different. Most of his thoughts ring true – and should prove helpful to those considering what is going on when their church begins to grow. The church where I serve has been wrestling with some of these issues over the past 3-4 years. Sometimes it just takes time to figure things out.
I also liked Ministry Can Be Dangerous to Your Spiritual Health by Keller in the March 2007 newsletter from his church. Please note that he wrote this for everyone in his church, not just the leaders – good stuff. In fact, you might want to check out other stuff he’s done here.