Why We Require Particular Cell Reports

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by Mario Vega

The statistics we manage in Elim are:

• Number of leaders. We don’t count the number of cells but the number of leaders. Cell ministry follows a leadership strategy. The leaders are more decisive than the cells. Therefore, we are interested in knowing how many leaders we have. Multiplication will depend on it.

• Attendance. We ask for a report on both the cell members as well as the visitors. In this way, we know who are the new poeple who are being reached with the gospel.

• Conversions. If evangelism is one of the core purposes of the cell, we can only know if that purpose is being achieved by the reports received.

• Visits. A person receiving Jesus is not enough. He/she must be grafted into the life of the church. Visits during the first weeks after the conversion are vital to affirm that person is strong in the faith, and we want to know that the visit actually occurred.

• Baptism in water. We believe that this is an essential step in sealing the person’s conversion, so we want to know about it.

As you can tell by the type of data we collect, our our main priorities are evangelization and then the consolidation of the new believers. These are not only the aspects that are managed in statistics but they are the ones that we are constantly evaluating. We emphasize their importance by assigning each aspect a percentage weight.

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Mario

Translation into Spanish:

Las estadsticas y su justificación.

Los datos estadsticos que llevamos en Elim son los siguientes:

• Número de lderes. No contamos el número de células sino de lderes. El trabajo celular sigue una estrategia de liderazgo. Los lderes son más decisivos que las células. Por tanto, nos interesa conocer con cuántos lderes se cuenta. De ello dependerá la multiplicación.

• Asistencia. Tanto de los hermanos miembros del núcleo de la célula como de invitados. Con ello, se sabe la cantidad de personas que están siendo alcanzadas con el evangelio.

• Conversiones. Si un propósito de las células es la evangelización, solo se puede saber si ese propósito se está logrando por medio de este control.

• Visitas. No basta con que una persona reciba a Jesús. Se le debe injertar en la vida de iglesia. Las visitas durante las primeras semanas después de la conversión son vitales para afirmar a esa persona en la fe.

• Bautismos en agua. Este es el paso final con el que se sella una conversión. El bautismo en agua es un paso más allá en la nueva vida de un creyente.

Por el tipo de datos que recogemos es evidente que nuestros grandes prioridades son la evangelización y la consolidación de los nuevos creyentes. No solamente son estos los aspectos que se llevan en estadsticas sino que son también los que se evalúan. Al asignarle a cada uno de estos aspectos un porcentaje de evaluación, se enfatiza su importancia.

Statistics and their justification.

1 thought on “Why We Require Particular Cell Reports

  • Hi Mario, I posted this on the International Cell Church Forum and Pastor Glenn asked the following?

    Thanks for sharing. can you attach a sample form of your monitoring form? I
    realized how important monitoring is especially in discipleship. How can we
    measure a person if he’s ready in discipling others as well?

    thanks a lot

    God bless.

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