May 10, 2005 | 4 Comments

I thought this paragraph from Urban Tribes was worth noting:

History had proven, apparently, that this social bond dramatically diminished when individual fighting units exceeded 150 men. The 150 figure was not an optimal size of human groups, but rather the maximum size of human groups — the point just before, as Dunbar put it, “complete social collapse.” The optimal size of a human group would some something less than 150 and would vary depending on the demands of the particular environment and needs of group members.

What does this mean for a local community of Jesus followers?