Leadership Development through equipping tracks is a signature characteristic of cell churches.

Section 5. Cell Church Priority #3: Leadership or Working in Sanctifying Grace. Matthew 28:20: . . . teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

An equipping track is a deliberate process of teaching in order to spiritually mature people. Leadership Development through equipping tracks is a signature characteristic of cell churches.[1] There are two basic approaches to organized learning in our culture:

            Home school                                                               (Coaching within cells)

 vs.       Public school with gifted, professional teachers.       (Equipping tracks)


A. A clear equipping track is the signature indicator of a cell church because cells do not function without leaders or multiply without new leaders. The number of trained, disciple making leaders is the key limiting factor in making disciples.





[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]Joel Comiskey, Leadership Explosion (Houston: Touch Publications, 2000) is the definitive work on cell church equipping tracks for leadership development.

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