Megachurch - Too Big to Fail
Today I was reading an article about a megachurch which dismissed its pastor because of adultery. I believe the church size was about 5,000 members.
Is one of the reasons that megachuches fail because they don't have good administrative oversight? Except for the paid staff, all they have is a board of volunteers (elders, trustees, deacons) of uncertain applicable experience who can probably spare maybe 8 hours a month to overseeing the church. Is it then no wonder that the pastor may slip off the rails and bring scandal on the name of Christ?
Which makes me wonder, what is the proper size range for a church? I can't find an answer to that in Scripture. Certainly each circumstance is difference. Now the Jews can not establich a synagogue until there are 12 men present. Lets call that families and say a minimal church size is about 25 people. (excluding plants in their first years.) But whats the max? My unscientific thought is about 200 to 300. Opinions?