Great Leadership Event today in New Orleans. I particularly enjoyed the strong and passionate leaders in the Council Leaders’ workshop. Here’s the article some were asking about:

http://www.timberridge.org/images/59506/HowToBreakThroughthe200-300Barrier.pdf

IMHO, the greatest barrier is the resistance (by both the pastor and the congregation) to letting the pastor not be a personal chaplain. A congregation cannot grow past 200 average worship if the pastor is still running around like a country parson trying to be the sole dispenser of ministry.