ten to twelve people

“No leader, no pastor, no caretaking kind of person can meet all the needs of their group. One person can care for about ten to twelve people in an organization. Most people do not have enough time or energy to care for more at any one time. It is possible to rotate those ten or twelve over a period of time, but most of us are limited in caring for more in a volunteer organization.”

Listening & Caring Skills: A Guide for Groups and Leaders by John Savage (Abingdon, 1996), p.15