by Rob Campbell
This is part two of a three part posting on “Evaluating the Health of the Cell Church.” Please see last week’s blog post and make sure to read the excellent comments.
Here’s part two:
We do not deny that these are valuable pieces of growth (see last week’s post).
We do see the need for keeping these kind of statistics, but we choose to look at a different set of qualities to measure health.
What a Healthy Cell really looks like:
â€¢ Atmosphere of edification and encouragement.
Is this group consistently edifying and encouraging each other? How?
â€¢ Accountability brought on by transparency and vulnerability.
Is this group regularly transparent and vulnerable? Does that transparency lead to increased accountability?
â€¢ Growing relationships among members and deepening relationship with Jesus evident by increased personal growth.
Has the majority of this group experienced personal growth over the last six months? What does that look like?
â€¢ Willingness on the part of cell members to teach each other from personal life experience and a willingness to be taught by others
Is this group teachable? Do they regularly learn from each other? How?
â€¢ Everyone feels welcomed.
How is this group welcoming people?
â€¢ Mindset of serving the community among members.
What specific way is this group serving the community?
â€¢ Leaders who are active listeners, careful facilitators, and true lovers of people.
Do you see this leader talking less than the group, asking probing questions, loving people unconditionally? How is this love demonstrated?