Category Archives: Ch 2 Discipleship Systems

The most successful pattern of evangelism in the world involves no initial participation in worship …

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

The most successful pattern of evangelism in the world involves no initial participation in worship due to the inconveniences of the size of Yoido Church. New people participate first in the discipleship system, and only later attend worship.[1] The path … Continue reading

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The focus of the Yoido cell group is on winning souls, not upon growing to a size for multiplication.

This entry is part 117 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

The focus of the Yoido cell group is on winning souls, not upon growing to a size for multiplication. An apprentice leader is not appointed until the group reaches fifteen or more in attendance.[1] Converts who are won to Christ … Continue reading

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Overfunctioning leaders inhibit differentiation and further dependency and enmeshment.

This entry is part 116 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

American small groups and cells have a tendency to develop a super competent leader who “does it all” surrounded by dependent, seemingly incompetent learners. This take charge “CEO” cell leader overfunctions in the cell event rather than equipping the others … Continue reading

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During the annual Grand Home Visitation, staff pastors systematically visit all 700,000 members in their homes or businesses in a three-month period.

This entry is part 115 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

During the annual Grand Home Visitation, staff pastors systematically visit all 700,000 members in their homes or businesses in a three-month period.[1] A typical staff pastor works with up to fifteen section leaders, one hundred cell group leaders and two … Continue reading

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Yoido staff pastors begin their work day with an hour or more of prayer and spend the remainder of their time in ministry visitation

This entry is part 114 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

Yoido staff pastors begin their work day with an hour or more of prayer and spend the remainder of their time in ministry visitation accompanied by their lay leaders.[1] While classes are available, the majority of lay training is done … Continue reading

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The world’s largest church is a natural outcome of the world’s most effective discipleship system.

This entry is part 113 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

The world’s largest church is a natural outcome of the world’s most effective discipleship system. The next step is to consider what can be learned from this discipleship system.  Resistance to change will also develop with any significant alternation in … Continue reading

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Yoido prefers that cell leaders have the gift of evangelism.

This entry is part 112 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

Yoido prefers that cell leaders have the gift of evangelism.[1] Apprentice leaders are not named until the group has grown large enough to divide. That growth, arguably, is the result of the presence of an evangelistically gifted person in the … Continue reading

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Conversion growth at Yoido Church is not uniform.

This entry is part 111 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

Conversion growth at Yoido Church is not uniform. Half of the cell leaders in one survey by Hurston reported no conversions in the previous year, while others reported from one to twenty-three; some groups, then, primarily provide pastoral care to … Continue reading

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… all Christians are spiritually gifted and expected to use their gifts in the cells.

This entry is part 110 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

In Pentecostal teaching, all Christians are spiritually gifted and expected to use their gifts in the cells. As the group shares, all persons are able to use their gifts for the common good of the cell (1 Corinthians 12:7). Need … Continue reading

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Ministry visits are not social calls nor do they focus on friendships.

This entry is part 109 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

Ministry visits are not social calls nor do they focus on friendships. Ministry visits target specific needs in specific people which the cell seeks to resolve by many personal visits on seeker turf, prayer and signs of caring. Ministry visits … Continue reading

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