Key Cell Church Principles

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by Mario Vega

As I explained before, principles are those truths that relate to the practice of cell ministry. You don’t find principles written in the Bible. Rather, principles have been formulated as cell churches apply biblical values to their own contexts.

The principles are the sum total of a great deal of reflection and concentrated wisdom. It is important to reflect carefully on each principle to extract its riches. The following are some principles I’ve been collecting from various men of God.

Let’s start with a couple of principles enunciated by Pastor David Cho:

  • “To succeed you must fail three times.”
  • “If goals for the leaders are not set they only meet to cohabitate.”

Here is another principle from Randall Neighbour:

  • “Multiplication is the visible sign of discipleship and spiritual health.”

I also have principles that I have heard from Joel Comiskey:

  • “Have only one training track but there are a variety of training methods.”
  • “The training track is the key to key to multiplication.”
  • “The model should be continually adjusted.”

Let’s look at another principle from Roberto Lay:

  • “Cells multiply only when leaders multiply.”

And as an apprentice, I suggest the following ones:

  • “In the cell work it is not about dismissing anyone but instead about making up for their deficiencies.”
  • “The goals in smaller churches are easier to reach than those of larger churches.”

There are other principles as well.

What is valuable about these principles is that they can apply to each church and are not limited by context or culture. They can help churches build their own unique models.

Comments?

Mario

Translation into Korean:  http://cafe.naver.com/ncdcell/1267

Translation into Portuguese: http://www.joelcomiskeygroup.com/portuguese/2011/marioSep22.html

Translation into Spanish:

Principios del trabajo celular.

Como lo expliqué anteriormente, los principios son aquellas verdades que se relacionan con la práctica del trabajo celular. Los principios no se encuentran escritos en la Biblia pero han sido formulados sobre la base de la experiencia de la iglesia celular aplicando los valores bblicos a sus contextos propios.

Los principios son enunciados a manera de aforismos y encierran mucha reflexión y sabidura concentrada. Para extraer toda su riqueza es importante reflexionar detenidamente en cada uno de ellos. A continuación presento algunos principios que he ido coleccionando de diversos hombres de Dios.

Comencemos con un par de principios enunciados por el Pastor David Cho: “Para triunfar tienes que fallar tres veces.” “Si no se establecen metas para los lderes solamente se reúnen para convivir.”

Acá hay otro principio de Randall Neighbour: “La multiplicación es el signo visible del discipulado y la salud espiritual.”

También tengo principios que le he escuchado a Joel Comiskey: “Una sola ruta del lder pero muchas maneras para impartirla.” “La ruta del lder es la clave para la multiplicación.” “El modelo se debe ajustar todo el tiempo.”

Veamos ahora otro principio de Roberto Lay: “Las células se multiplican solamente cuando se multiplican los lderes.”

Y como un aprendiz, sugiero los siguientes: “En el trabajo celular no se trata de desechar a nadie sino de suplir sus deficiencias.” “Las metas en las iglesias pequeñas son mayores que en las iglesias numerosas.”

Existen otros principios más. Lo valioso de ellos es que su aplicación para la construcción del modelo propio de cada iglesia es clave para ser exitoso.

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