Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

During the annual Grand Home Visitation, staff pastors systematically visit all 700,000 members in their homes or businesses in a three-month period.

During the annual Grand Home Visitation, staff pastors systematically visit all 700,000 members in their homes or businesses in a three-month period.[1] A typical staff pastor works with up to fifteen section leaders, one hundred cell group leaders and two … Continue reading

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Conversion growth at Yoido Church is not uniform.

Conversion growth at Yoido Church is not uniform. Half of the cell leaders in one survey by Hurston reported no conversions in the previous year, while others reported from one to twenty-three; some groups, then, primarily provide pastoral care to … Continue reading

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… all Christians are spiritually gifted and expected to use their gifts in the cells.

In Pentecostal teaching, all Christians are spiritually gifted and expected to use their gifts in the cells. As the group shares, all persons are able to use their gifts for the common good of the cell (1 Corinthians 12:7). Need … Continue reading

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… a church member in the world’s largest church of 700,000 members receives more pastoral visitation than parish

Far more time in ministry is spent upon personal visitation than upon preparing for the cell meeting event. The focus of cell leaders and staff pastors is upon ministering directly to troubled persons face to face on their own turf.[1] … Continue reading

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Cells … begin through ministry visitation among strangers in a micro-mission field.

Christ commanded his followers to love their neighbors. Cells are generally homogenous but begin through ministry visitation among strangers in a micro-mission field. Persons who have been displaced from their former networks of relationships are psychologically ready to form new … Continue reading

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Evangelism at Yoido has an explicit territorial, geographical emphasis.

Evangelism at Yoido has an explicit territorial, geographical emphasis. Geographical districts of cell networks mimic the old parish system. Evangelism focuses on the immediate geographical neighborhood of the cell leader. The Korean term for cell leader is literally ku-yok jang … Continue reading

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… non-cell microprogramming ministries … do not become the focus of the entire church …

Leaders develop a great variety of diversified and decentralized non-cell microprogramming ministries that do not become the focus of the entire church because statistically few people participate in them.[1] The focus remains on evangelism and the fourfold ministry pattern.             … Continue reading

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… surrounded by the cell group members with whom they attend worship.

With the worship center so crowded, the traditional “altar call” would be impossible. At the proper time in worship, persons wishing to receive Christ as Savior and Lord stand where they are and participate in a prayer of salvation, surrounded … Continue reading

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