Most of the modern day cell church movement is biblical, dynamic, and positive. Sadly, errors and false assumptions have also crept in to confuse and lead astray an otherwise healthy movement. Joel Comiskey, in this ground-breaking book, exposes the myths of the cell church movement and then offers positive principles and insights to guide churches and leaders on the right path. Each chapter begins with a unique insight from a worldwide cell church leader who will share decades of wisdom in working with cell groups. These leaders include: Ben Wong, Robert Lay, Mario Vega, Bill Beckham, Abe Huber, Jimmy Seibert, Scott Boren, Werner Kniesel, Randall Neighbour, Jim Egli, Steve Cordle, and Les Brickman. You will enjoy the insights of these leaders in the cell movement. This book will help you avoid pitfalls and apply biblical, time-tested principles that will guide you into fruitful cell ministry. Whether you re starting out for the first time in cell ministry or a seasoned veteran, this book will give you the tools to help your ministry stay fresh and fruitful.Here are a sample of the chapters: CHAPTER 1: VISION MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: The Cell Church Strategy Is a Mega-Church StrategyTruth: Few Cell Churches Reach Mega-Church StatusMyth: The Cell Church Does Not WorkTruth: Cell Church Brings Health, Life, and GrowthMyth: Cell Church Is a FadTruth: The Cell Church Has Deep RootsCHAPTER 2: MODEL MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: Following a Particular Model Will Bring SuccessTruth: Apply Principles to Your Specific SituationMyth: The Number 12 Has Special Significance in the Organization of GroupsTruth: The Principles of Evangelism and Discipleship Make Cell Ministry WorkMyth: Once You Have a Model, Stick by ItTruth: Innovate and Change the Model as the Spirit LeadsMyth: Cell Church Focuses Exclusively on the Cell and CelebrationTruth: The Cell Church Focuses on Key Systems that Produce Life in the Cell and CelebrationMyth: Change the Church by Criticizing ItTruth: Let People See It Worked OutCHAPTER 3: CHURCH GROWTH MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: Church Growth Is the Driving Motivation for Becoming a Cell ChurchTruth: Theology Is the True Foundation upon Which to Build a Cell ChurchMyth: If I Choose to Become a Cell Church, My Church Will GrowTruth: Only Jesus Can Give True Organic GrowthMyth: If My Church Does Not Grow, I'm Not SuccessfulTruth: Success Should be Measured by Faithful Effort, Rather than ResultsMyth: The Cultural Context Should Dictate the Ministry StrategyTruth: The Bible Critiques What Is Good and Bad in Each CultureCHAPTER 4: LEADERSHIP MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: Leading People into Cell Church Is Similar to Leading People into Other Church ProgramsTruth: Leading a Cell Church Requires a Different Kind of LeadershipMyth: It's Okay to Simply Add Cell Ministry to What You Are Already DoingTruth: A Pastor Needs to Make Cell Ministry the Central PriorityMyth: Lead Pastors Need to be Available to EveryoneTruth: Effective Cell Church Leaders DelegateMyth: There Are Fewer Problems in the Cell Church than Traditional MinistryTruth: Cell Church Ministry Reveals Problems Often Hidden under the Busyness of Traditional MinistryMyth: All Pastors Must Lead Cell GroupsTruth: Not All Pastors Will Lead a Cell Group. Avoid Cell Church LegalismMyth: If You Fail, Try Something ElseTruth: Failing Will Lead You to Discover What Works Best in Your ContextCHAPTER 5: CELL FOCUS MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: The Cell Church Is All about the CellTruth: The Goal of the Cell Church Is to Make DisciplesMyth: View Everyone in the Church as a LeaderTruth: Everyone Should Be a Disciple-MakerCHAPTER 6: CELL GROUP MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: Cells Are an Extension of the Sunday ServiceTruth: The Cell Is the ChurchMyth: Cells Should Encompass All Small GroupsTruth: Start with a Quality Cell DefinitionMyth: All Groups Must be HomogeneousTruth: Allow Homogeneity to Naturally Develop as Cells MultiplyMyth: One Person Should Be the Designated HostTruth: A Shared Hosting Arrangement Is Often the Best OptionMyth: Asking Everyone to Be in a Cell Stifles the Use of Spiritual GiftsTruth: The Cell Group is the Best Place to Discover Spiritual GiftsCHAPTER 7: COMMUNITY MYTHS AND TRUTHS Myth: Cells Are Only about CommunityTruth: Cells Emphasize Community, Evangelism and MultiplicationMyth: The Cell Meeting Will Meet All the NeedsTruth: The Cell Meeting Is Only One Aspect of Community LifeCHAPTER 8: EVANGELISM MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: The Focus of the Cell is Entirely EvangelisticTruth: Effective Cells Need a Strong Core of BelieversMyth: Evangelism in the Cell Church Is Only RelationalTruth: Don't Limit Yourself to One Evangelistic MethodMyth: If the Cell Emphasizes Evangelism and Multiplication, It Won't Grow in CommunityTruth: Evangelism that Leads to Multiplication Enhances the Community in the GroupCHAPTER 9: MULTIPLICATION MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: All Cells Must Multiply within Six MonthsTruth: Multiplication Rates Depend on Receptivity LevelsMyth: Shut Down a Cell Group That Has Not Multiplied within One YearTruth: Keep Working with Cell Groups That Are Not GrowingMyth: A Cell Multiplies When It Reaches Fifteen PeopleTruth: Cells Multiply When a Disciple-Maker is Ready to Lead the New GroupMyth: When God Wants the Cell to Multiply It Will Do So NaturallyTruth: It's Best to Make Clear Plans for MultiplicationMyth: Multiplication Destroys the Relationships in the GroupTruth: Relationships Can Be Maintained after MultiplicationCHAPTER 10: COACHING MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: Finding the Right Coaching Model Is the Key to SuccessTruth: The Relationship between the Coach and the Coachee Is More Important Than the StructureMyth: Coaches Only Listen and Ask QuestionsTruth: The Coach Seeks to Equip the Group Leader with Whatever It TakesCHAPTER 11: TRANSITION MYTHS AND TRUTHSMyth: Get Rid of the Programs Right AwayTruth: Wait until You Have Enough Cells to Cut Out ProgramsMyth: Jump into Cell Church ImmediatelyTruth: It's Best to Have a Long Term Transition PlanMyth: You Mu
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