Daily Archives: February 12, 2019

Unit 3.12 The Base Congregation as infrastructure.

QUOTE The discipleship system is the highest priority in third world cell churches. Cell churches believe, as Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into … Continue reading

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Unit 3.11 The Healthy Core Group and Beckham’s Base Congregation

QUOTE The Healthy Core Group and Beckham=s Base Congregation Jesus had a very simple system to deal with Eddies: he asked them to AFollow Me@ and then he left. Those whose commitment level extended to the willingness to walk several … Continue reading

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Unit 3.10 The Discipleship System and Beckham’s “Eddies”

QUOTE The Discipleship System and Beckham=s AEddies@ Beckham, growing up in the American south, likes to quote a Henry G. Bosch story about a customer noticing the absence of a slow moving store clerk named Eddie: AWhere=s Eddie? Is he … Continue reading

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Unit 3.9 The “pure cell” church, microprogramming and microgovernance

QUOTE In what is known as the “pure cell” church, Yoido’s theme of microprogramming and microgovernance is stretched such that all of the functions of the church are to be carried out by the cells. There are no committees and … Continue reading

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Unit 3.7 The Two Winged or Ambidextrous Church 

QUOTE In my thinking we can expand this simple twofold model to be a complete system describing the local church. One wing is the discipleship system, which is a teleological process of change with the goal of maturing the faithful. … Continue reading

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Unit 3.6 Ralph W. Neighbour: Healthy Core Group

QUOTE Healthy Core Group Church size depends on the linking relationship between the Acrowd@ and a leadership Acore@ and upon the span of control in the leadership core. In a small church, each person in the crowd is directly linked … Continue reading

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Unit 3.5 Ralph W. Neighbour: Discipleship Systems

QUOTE Discipleship Systems The making of disciples takes place within the cell; for Neighbour, the cell is the discipleship system. Neighbour makes four points about the relationship between the disciple and the disciple maker: (SG: 35-36) 1. The one being … Continue reading

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Unit 3.4 Ralph W. Neighbour: Faith Communities

QUOTE Faith Communities In the cell church, it is the cell that provides the community in the faith community. Just as at a major league baseball game, community is experienced in the small group with whom we attend the large … Continue reading

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Unit 3.3 The First Wave Interpreted Worldwide: Ralph W. Neighbour

QUOTE Unit 3: The First Wave Interpreted Worldwide Lecture: Ralph W. Neighbour, Where Do We Go From Here? It’s hard to imagine the developing understanding of the cell church without the work of Ralph W. Neighbour, Jr., and the publishing … Continue reading

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Unit 3.2 Two basic trends developed: Ralph Neighbour and Carl George.

QUOTE Two basic trends developed.  Ralph Neighbour’s brilliant adaptation of Yoido’s discipleship system focused on the contrast between the  “pure cell church” and the traditional church, leading to what I call the second wave of innovation in South American churches … Continue reading

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