by Steve Cordle
One of the great strengths of cell ministry is that it can involve every believer, not just a select percentage with specific gifts. How intentional can you be about mobilizing everyone in a group?
One practical way to do this is to enlist each member with a specific responsibility, perhaps even a title! Beyond Leader, Intern, Host, there can be prayer champion (who takes leadership in group prayer and recording answers), snack provider, mission co-ordinator (scouting and organizing projects outside the group), children’s co-ordinator, etc.
When members feel responsible for a part of the group, they engage more actively than if they just come to see what the leader has prepared for the meeting. And a mobilized group is a strong group.
Yes, each member should be praying for lost people and reaching out to them. True, each member can look for ways to support and encourage other group members. But enlisting additional roles can sometimes transform a stagnant group to one that is one the move again.