The following is a guideline of style and structure for the staff of a small, medium-sized church, as compared to a large-sized church. The percentages in this table represent the level of focus for each area and how it differs between the small and medium-sized churches, on the one hand, and the large-sized churches on the other.


What does this say about those who serve on the staff at your church? What does this say about your understanding of staff? Even more fundamental, what is the real size of your church?

We welcome your comments below.

This is excerpted from Size Matters: Staffing Your Church — September/October 2015 Church Doctor Report.

Kent Hunter, founder of Church Doctor Ministries, is known as the Church Doctor. His most recent e-books are The Future Is Now and The J-Dog Journey, available at no cost. Contact him at (800) 626-8515, by emailTwitter, Facebook, or visit

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