“As long as the worship team perfoms, the pastor preaches a relevant message, and the administration flows without a hitch, everyone feels satisfied. As you examine these churches, however, you’ll notice a fatal flaw: the lack of transformed lives. There is no power. Even God seems scheduled on the church calendar.
The first and foremost solution to the transformation of the church in North America is prayer – a humble, radical crying out to God for help. Commitment to prayer obliterates pride and forces us to rely solely on God Himself. It teaches us to depend on Him before looking at strategies – even cell ministry. The time has come to go beyond past remedies and fixes. We need a major overhaul, a total solution.”
The preceding comments are straight from Joel’s book, “Cell Church Solutions; transforming the Church in America”, pages 100-101, and the chapter titled “Back to the Basics”. This book has been updated and re-titled to “The Church that Multiplies: Growing a Healthy Cell Church in North America”.
I realize our blog readers are not limited to North America, thank you for your patience with me today. I have blogged along these lines recently, but still would like more interraction on how your cell church is handling this BASIC value and practice. Is it working, is it frustrating, is it satisfying? Inspire the rest of us with your story.