Cell Church Priority #4: Cells

Section 6. Cell Church Priority #4: Cells

Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.


A. Cells are the preferred and primary means of making disciples in a cell church; they will not work unless the prior three priorities are in place. Institutions are not as effective; programs are not as effective. Joel Comiskey defines a cell church as “‘a church that has placed evangelistic small groups at the core of its ministry’. The word ‘evangelistic’ is crucial to this definition.”[1] How far is this from being true in your church? What would close the gap?





[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 www.disciplewalk.com/Resources.html. 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 CreateSpace.com.

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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]Cordle, Church In Many Houses, 22.

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