Recently I spent one-half of a day with a cell church pastor and his leaders for coaching and encouragement. One part of our conversation was focused on having a good definition for their cell groups. M. Scott Boren in “How Do We Get There From Here” states: “Without a clear definition, cell group leaders become confused, pastors lack a clear standard for measuring group success, and groups will be more likely to develop cancerous habits.”
Joel Comiskey Group has published the following definition: A group of three to fifteen people who meet weekly outside the church building for the purpose of evangelism, community, and spiritual growth with the goal of multiplication.
While our definitions will vary and contain personalization for each congregation, they should reflect these vital elements: penetration of the surrounding population, regularity in meeting, being in community with others, spiritual maturing and multiplication.
This is a â€˜basicâ€™ building block for cell churches and I am wondering if you would be willing to post yours today? If you donâ€™t have or know the definition for your cells, just state that in a quick comment as well.