The Yoido Full Gospel Church Discipleship System

This entry is part 87 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

The Yoido Full Gospel Church Discipleship System

            The Yoido Full Gospel Church of Seoul, Korea, provides the fundamental pattern for all cell churches. Dr. Cho says: “Our cell group system is a net for our Christians to cast. Instead of a pastor fishing for one fish at a time, organized believers form nets to gather hundreds and thousands of fish. A pastor should never try to fish with a single rod but should organize believers into the ‘nets’ of a cell system.”[1] A cell church is “a church that has placed evangelistic small groups at the core of its ministry;” the primary purpose and focus of the cell groups is evangelism.[2]





[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.

[1]Karen Hurston, Growing the World’s Largest Church (Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1994), 107, 164.

[2] Joel Comiskey, quoted by Steve Cordle, Church In Many Houses: Reaching Your Community Through Cell-Based Ministry (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005), 22.

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