How to Invite Someone to the Cell Meeting


by Mario Vega

When I got home I found under the door a small sheet of paper that said “Coffee Cells.” It was an invitation to a cell meeting in an address that I did not know and neither did I know the person who was inviting.

I don’t doubt that God is merciful, and that He can reach a person with an invitation as simple as that one. But that’s not the spirit nor the method of the cell work. Of course, it’s much easier to throw a paper under the door than to go through the trouble of interacting with people. But to establish a friendship with people happens to be the foundation of cell work.

Fellowship and community is one of the key purposes and components of cell work, and therefore one should not ignore the process of creating new friendships as a first step to inviting someone to the cell meeting.

In previous blogs, I have written about how to be successful in bringing a guest to the cell meeting. The essential element is relationship and friendship with the person you intend to invite. That definitely can not be achieved only by sliding a paper under the door.



Translation in Spanish:

La invitación a la célula

Al llegar a casa encontré debajo de la puerta una pequeña hoja de papel que deca ‘Células café’. Se trataba de una invitación para asistir a una célula en una dirección que no conoca y a la cual invitaba una persona que tampoco conoca.

No dudo que Dios es misericordioso y que puede alcanzar a una persona con una invitación tan sencilla como esa. Pero, ese no es el espritu ni el método del trabajo celular. Claro que es mucho más fácil arrojar un papel bajo la puerta que tomarse el trabajo de relacionarse con las personas. Pero el establecer una amistad con las personas resulta ser el elemento fundamental del trabajo celular.

La comunión entre las personas que asisten a una célula es uno de los propósitos y componentes del trabajo celular. Por ello, no se debe dejar de lado que el crear una nueva amistad es el paso previo a invitar a una persona a una reunión de célula.

En blogs anteriores he escrito sobre los pasos para poder lograr un invitado para la célula. El elemento esencial es la relación y amistad con la persona que se pretende invitar. Eso, definitivamente, no se puede lograr solo con un papel bajo la puerta.

1 thought on “How to Invite Someone to the Cell Meeting

  • You make an excellent point. However, you must also give some ideas for how to relationally connect with neighbors down the street who have no desire to visit with you and stay inside their homes.

    We use block parties and other ways of striking up a friendship. What other ways can you offer?

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