The American concern for ample, convenient parking is irrelevant.

This entry is part 99 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

The American concern for ample, convenient parking is irrelevant. In a church of this size it is impossible to provide parking for a hundreds of thousands of attenders. Networks of cells at Yoido charter over a hundred buses; the church itself has no involvement. The ride on a chartered bus to Yoido Church provides a time of cell fellowship to and from the worship center.[1] It is also likely that many use public transportation. Many others no doubt watch the Yoido service on television at home, either with their families or as a cell group; this is more common since 2001 due to live Internet broadcasting on Sunday and Wednesdays.[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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[1]David Yongii Cho, Successful Home Cell Groups (Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos, 1981), 61-62. Cf. Cho, More Than Numbers, 53. Elim Church cells charter six hundred city buses to attend worship. Joel Comiskey, Ten Largest Cell Churches,Cell Group Journal, December 2000, http://joelcomiskey (accessed June 13, 2007).

[2]Hurston, Growing the World’s Largest Church, 129. The services are broadcast over seven television stations, reaching most of South Korea. For Yoido’s early media strategy, see Cho, More Than Numbers, 55-71.

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