Recently I over heard someone say that no church should have over 300 members. When I asked him why, he referred me to Judges 7 where God told Gideon that he had way too many people in his army, and that only when God whittled it down to 300 was he told to go on to fight the Midianites. When I asked him "What about the church at Jerusalem? They certainly had more than 300 members." His reply was that was why God sent persecution to them--because they disobeyed His command to scatter into all Judea, and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the world. What do think about his contention that no church should have more than 300 members? Is 300 some kind of magic number? Should a church consider making a "new plant" once she reaches 300 members? Your reactions/opinions on this would be greatly appreciated.