“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10) Jesus had a single-minded focus and knew His purpose. The church needs to have this same single-minded focus and purpose for existence. Evangelism is at the heart of a cell churchâ€™s focus and purpose.
The short definition I use to define a cell church is as follows. A cell church is â€œa church that has placed evangelistic small groups at the core of its ministry.â€ Evangelism is the church’s answer to the marching orders given in the “Great Commission” to go make disciples.
One of my favorite definitions of a cell group is as follows: â€œA cell is a group of four to fifteen people who meet weekly outside the church building, for the purpose of evangelism, community, and discipleship, with the goal of multiplication.â€ Evangelism is the first purpose for which the cell exists.
The beauty of the cell church strategy is that it is a “Two-Winged” strategy. Evangelism can take place both in the large group wing where all the cells gather together, as well as the small group wing, where cells penetrate the neighborhoods in which we live.
If we are to live out these definitions as a church as well as a cell group, then evangelism needs to be our heartbeat as well. We need to ask the Lord daily to break our hearts for what breaks His. What does your heart beat fast for?