Category Archives: Left Hand (Disciple Church)

Kaskaskia River District Leadership Training on Evangelism

It was a great blessing to be invited to share on the topic of “Helping My Small Church To Grow” at Albion UMC and Salem Grace UMC on the last two Sunday afternoons of January, 2015. What I shared is … Continue reading

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"Spiritual but not Religious" – Leafing and Leaving

To be a member means to be connected – to truly be a member of a church means being connected to Christ both directly and through a body of believers. When you are connected to the body, life giving blood … Continue reading

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Be Fruitful And Multiply: The Great Commission as a Pattern

In the beginning, west of Eden, humanity began to fulfill the command of God: “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). God’s creation is continually fruitful in a continually changing environment. To adapt and be fruitful is natural to all creation. In … Continue reading

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The Fourth Wave: Disciple Making Movements (CPM)

FORAGING IN UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS CPM a.k.a. Church Planting Movements The fourth wave of cell church innovation is a Church Planting Movement strategy rather than a church growth strategy. In the fourth wave, as in the New Testament, all energy … Continue reading

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Farming the Neighborhood vs. Foraging for Disciples

Cell churches farm neighborhoods and establish the Kingdom of God locally. There is a major shift between the third and fourth waves of cell church development. CPM or Church Planting Movements forage through cultures, looking for persons who are ripe … Continue reading

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The Third Wave: American "cellish" Churches

The Third Wave: American Cellish Churches Cell church principles remove obstacles to growth that allow USA churches to grow above 10,000 persons; every large church has an intent to incorporate believers into small groups for spiritual and emotional nurture. The … Continue reading

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The Second Wave: South American Innovations

As cell church principles moved into South America, they evolved into new forms as they adapted to a new cultural context. The two model churches here are the Elim Church of El Salvador, which implemented most of the Yoido model, … Continue reading

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The First Wave: Cells Interpreted Worldwide

The First Wave Interpreted Worldwide (http://www.disciplewalk.com/parable_army.html) A variety of American authors studied the principles of what was happening at Yoido and brought their interpretation of how a giant cell church functioned to the world. The end result was that cells … Continue reading

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THE FOUR WAVES: Cell Church Innovation

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One Solution: Implement the Strachan Theorem

In the mid 1950s the Latin American Mission, worried about the failure of churches to grow, studied three diverse movements that were rapidly growing in their context: Communism, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Pentecostals. With the message and values of each group … Continue reading

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