by Steve Cordle
Why is multiplication the goal of every healthy cell group? Is it just about ego or inflating the church’s numbers?
A cell leader’s goal is to lead each group member to become a fully-devoted follower of Jesus. Since a mature disciple is one who can disciple someone else (which is the goal of a group leader), then the goal of the leader is to help members become leaders. And new leaders mean new groups.
A group which never multiplies is a group that has not produced a disciple mature enough to make another disciple. Healthy groups will not only reach out in evangelism, but also lead those in the group to full maturity as disciple-makers.