Daily Archives: February 14, 2019

Unit 5.23 IS WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH A CELL CHURCH?

QUOTE IS WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH A CELL CHURCH?   A. The Four Systemic Problems: (         Willow Creek has a definite and clear purpose of making disciples at the core of all that they do. In their history, whenever they have … Continue reading

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Unit 5.22 Are Willow Creek, Saddleback and Ginghamsburg Cell Churches?

QUOTE Unit 5: The Third Wave of Cell Innovation Lecture: Question: Are Willow Creek, Saddleback and Ginghamsburg Cell Churches? Over the past four weeks we=ve looked at a variety of cell churches; this week our attention turns to three well … Continue reading

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Unit 5.21 Ginghamsburg History and Innovations

QUOTE (paste here) NOTE (my response) DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS RESOURCES Footnotes:The quote is from Major League Disciple Making: An Overview of the Best Research on the Cell Church, an online course developed for the Institute for Discipleship at www.BeADisciple.com in 2009. … Continue reading

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Unit 5.20 Ginghamsburg: Cells or not a cell?

QUOTE Despite their use of the word cell, Ginghamsburg does not utilize the aggressive evangelism techniques, equipping tracks or management structures used in cell churches already studied in our class. They call their small groups cells but Aonly as a … Continue reading

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Unit 5.19 The Discipleship System at Ginghamsburg.

QUOTE The Discipleship System at Ginghamsburg. Ginghamsburg=s strategy is one of assimilation and invitation as a come structure attractive to unchurched persons. It begins with a first contact at worship and brings a person through concentric circles to participate in … Continue reading

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Unit 5.18 Ginghamsburg Principle #6: The Leadership Principle: spiritual entrepreneurship.

QUOTE Principle #6: The Leadership Principle: spiritual entrepreneurship. Slaughter notes that every historical renewal involves a leader functioning as a catalyst for change. God has always used a human instrument as the agent for change (SE: 101). He then repeats … Continue reading

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Unit 5.17 Ginghamsburg Principle #5: The Priesthood Principle: equipping the laity for ministry.

QUOTE Principle #5: The Priesthood Principle: equipping the laity for ministry. What is the business of the church? Slaughter contends that the priorities of God identified in scripture are frequently ignored by what the churched culture considers to be important. … Continue reading

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Unit 5.16 Ginghamsburg Principle #4: The Covenant Principle: commitment to the integrity of membership.

QUOTE Principle #4: The Covenant Principle: commitment to the integrity of membership. The covenant community of the church has gates which define when one is inside or outside. Jesus called people to become part of a covenant community, a counter … Continue reading

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Unit 5.15 Ginghamsburg Principle #3: The Liturgical Principle: discovery of new worship forms.

QUOTE Principle #3: The Liturgical Principle: discovery of new worship forms. Just as at Willow Creek, people visiting Ginghamsburg focus on the new worship forms and miss the deeper significance of obedience to Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. … Continue reading

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Unit 5.14 Ginghamsburg Principle #2: The Biblical Principle: scriptural truth as the primary source for what we believe and do.

QUOTE Principle #2: The Biblical Principle: scriptural truth as the primary source for what we believe and do. The Bible is the word of God. Slaughter opens this chapter with the story of the discovery of a dusty book, unused, … Continue reading

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