Corvid has a small future. I mean, we will ever be composed of small study groups. Should a cohort of students become too large to fit in a living room, it will divide and meet at multiple different times int he same place.
The reason for cell-like growth is two fold: focused on the small group, it preserves the intimacy necessary to trust and to collaborative and critical study; it heads off the inevitable disaster of bureaucratization. Smallness requires no one to manage it as a specialist. Problems never become institutional, but must be dealt with in the best traditions of spiritual progress: namely personally and religiously.
The model for this is found in Elizabeth O'Connor's late account of the Church of the Savior in Washington, DC, Servant Leaders, Servant Sturctures.