Well managed cells can move people rapidly through the stages of spiritual development toward spiritual maturity.

D. Well managed cells can move people rapidly through the stages of spiritual development toward spiritual maturity. Cells are misunderstood as bible studies, as ministry teams, and as care groups; they are better understood as spiritual nuclear families thriving in the context of an highly organized extended family. The extended family provides everything needed for the nuclear family to survive and thrive for generation after generation. It links the cells and facilitates their ability to thrive, make disciples and produce more cells. The process is not accidental or haphazard, but carefully organized and managed.

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[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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