I am truly blessed with the distinct privilege of observing Christ’s church up close. This time I’m flying back from a cell seminar/preaching in Forth Worth, Texas, the home of a church called Christ Fellowship. Jamie Miller started the church in 1993 in Grapevine, Texas–about 45 minutes from Forth Worth.
Jamie began with a cell in his neighborhood that grew and multiplied.
From the beginning, the church not only believed in multiplying cells but planting cell churches. From 1993 to 2002, they planted eight churches!
Yet, they felt their church was too suburban and white (characteristics of Grapevine). So they decided to move the entire church to Forth Worth! About fifty families sold their homes and relocated to the ethnically diverse city of Forth Worth. They relocated near Texas Christian University to have a greater impact on students.
I love the fact that this church of 300 has now planted 12 cell churches. Their school of leaders is actively preparing cell leaders and church planters.
Some seminars are special. This was one of them. “What was it?” I asked myself. “Was it the incredible pre-planning for the seminar?” “The excitement of those present in the seminar?” “The powerful worship?”
Most likely it was because Jesus Christ is truly present at Christ Fellowship.