Unit 3.9 The “pure cell” church, microprogramming and microgovernance


In what is known as the “pure cell” church, Yoido’s theme of microprogramming and microgovernance is stretched such that all of the functions of the church are to be carried out by the cells. There are no committees and no programs, just cells fulfilling their ministry to the body as a whole. Cells both mature disciples and take on a ministry to the church as a group responsibility. Most institutional churches found this too great a change in paradigm and either rejected cells or attempted some sort of compromise to blend the cell model with the institutional church.

In your understanding of the church, what exactly is the Afaith community?@ The congregation gathered for a worship service in the temple? Or where two or three are gathered in his name, Jesus is there?

NOTE (my response)



The quote is from Major League Disciple Making: An Overview of the Best Research on the Cell Church, an online course developed for the Institute for Discipleship at www.BeADisciple.com in 2009. Course materials, including these lectures, can be downloaded here: http://www.disciplewalk.com/IFD_MLD_Class_Links.html

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