I just finished telling my wife, â€œIts not rocket science.â€ Itâ€™s not that complex when I think about the times we were able to multiply our cell and the times we were stuck and not able to multiply. It all comes down to minimizing the hindrances.
#1 Lack of Passion for Unconnected / Unchurched People – Prayer is the foundation for multiplication. Every week we pray over the open chair. We are forever asking God to fill the open chair with people of His choosing. We ask God to give us eyes to see the people He would have us reach out to. Our target is those without Christ as well as those who are in the church but not connected to a cell.
#2 Lack of Vision for Multiplication â€“ From the day you begin your cell you should be talking about the need to grow and multiply so that more people can be reached, discipled and released. Multiplication should not come as a surprise but an expectation. You need to cast vision for the harvest. We must make more room for more people to experience what we have come to love.
#3 Lack of Growth in Numbers â€“ You canâ€™t multiply a cell that has no growth. One of the quickest ways to grow is to continue to invite new people. The core team members and I make it a goal to invite new people weekly. As more and more people are added to the cell there is a sense that something is happening, a built in multiplication expectation.
#4 Lack of Trained Leaders â€“ One of the major hindrances to multiplication is the lack of trained leaders. Just because a cell grows doesnâ€™t mean automatic multiplication. Multiplication depends upon trained leaders who can plant new cells or help you multiply the existing cell. Train all cell members who are willing to be trained.
#5 Lack of Delegation and Using the Gifts of All â€“ Another hindrance to multiplication is thinking everything depends on you and failing to utilize the giftedness of all the members. When you utilize the giftedness of all you are indirectly preparing your cell for multiplication. As people experience the blessing of being released into ministry, more will be willing to be trained and released to cell leadership.
Minimize the hindrances and you will maximize the multiplication opportunities!
What other hindrances to multiplication would you add to the list above?