“bigger is better.”
I planted the first church I pastored, and I did it as a church growth disciple. I began with what I took to be a foundational tenet of the church growth movement; “Your church will succeed or fail based on your leadership”. And success is defined by nickels and noses – the size of the budget and the number of members. So, the success of the church is up to me. And that sounds very sensible – almost a truism. It sounds sensible because this is how it works in the “real world” – the world of business, politics, etc. As well, it reflects the truth of human potential – follow highly gifted leaders and you will succeed.