By Rob Campbell
When I think about defining a â€œcell,â€ these components come to my mind: discipleship, community, telling the story of Christ to others, consistency, â€œothersâ€ centered, and a â€œset of relationships.â€ You may suggest other critical components such as multiplication. For sure, multiplication is a HUGE component of cell life.
Joel Comiskey writes, â€œCells are born to multiply. The DNA of the cell is to give birth to a daughter cell. This is so essential that it will demand the total church concentration to make this happen. In fact, it wonâ€™t happen under busy pastors who have too many things on their mind. Only through total concentration and focus will cells have the necessary resources to truly make them work.â€ I concur.
I trust that you have experienced the JOY of seeing a cell multiply. Itâ€™s encouraging to see an individual receive Christ, grow in Him, and have a desire in his/her heart to lead a cell. I trust you have experienced the pain, toil, and hardship of multiplying a cell as well. Letâ€™s face itâ€”multiplying a cell can be quite difficult, and many times, heart wrenching. For certain, cell multiplication offers an interesting spiritual and emotional dichotomy.
Letâ€™s share some ideas with each other concerning cell multiplication. How do you multiply cells? What has worked? What mistakes have you made? Maybe you have a question that you would like to submit to this community.
Eventually, I would like to add a few thoughts concerning cell multiplication that Iâ€™ve learned along the way that may prove helpful to you. So, share your thoughts with us. Itâ€™s not necessary to write a dissertation, right? You are much too involved in your day for such a task. I encourage to share a few sentencesâ€¦ three or four bullet pointsâ€¦ a paragraph or two on this topic. BLOG ON IN!!