Daily Archives: February 15, 2019

Unit 6.7 Another option is to harness that spiritual energy that laity have for service in the community

QUOTE Another option is to harness that spiritual energy that laity have for service in the community, both locally and internationally. This is what Ginghamsburg UMC, Saddlback and Willow Creek have done, motivating their members to invest themselves in reliving … Continue reading

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Unit 6.6 the new model for church planting at the Southern Baptist International Mission Board called Church Planting Movements.

QUOTE In 2002 I traveled to Fuller Seminary for a Doctor of Ministry class on cell churches. There were seven students in our class, including one who was involved as a Southern Baptist church planter in communist China, working at … Continue reading

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Unit 6.5 There are an abundance of discipleship systems that are entirely separate from participation in a local church.

QUOTE (paste here) There are an abundance of discipleship systems that are entirely separate from participation in a local church. My own spiritual history, while a bit extreme, can serve as an example. I grew up in the Missouri Synod … Continue reading

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Unit 6.4 a developing trend of people deepening their spirituality in small groups outside their churches.

QUOTE Research from George Barna’s book Revolution[1] indicates a developing trend of people deepening their spirituality in small groups outside their churches. From the back cover of the book: World‑renowned pollster George Barna has the numbers, and they indicate a … Continue reading

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Unit 6.3 Up Close and Personal: My Experience with Church Planting Movements

QUOTE Unit 6: The Fourth Wave of Cell Innovation Lecture: Up Close and Personal: My Experience with Church Planting Movements The fourth wave of cell church innovation is a Church Planting Movement strategy rather than a church growth strategy. In … Continue reading

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Unit 5.25 IS GINGHAMSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A CELL CHURCH?

QUOTE IS GINGHAMSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A CELL CHURCH? A. The Four Systemic Problems: (         Ginghamsburg has a definite and clear purpose of making disciples at the core of all that they do. The theology and teaching of their church … Continue reading

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Unit 6.2 How can we have a church without worship at the center of all things?

QUOTE Another approach would require us to find an example of a fully functional discipleship system entirely unattached to a Aworship wing.@ In order to do this, the discipleship system would have no public worship service, no church bulletins, no … Continue reading

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Unit 5.24 IS SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY CHURCH A CELL CHURCH?

QUOTE IS SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY CHURCH A CELL CHURCH? A. The Four Systemic Problems: (         Saddleback has a definite and clear purpose of making disciples at the core of all that they do. They are definitely a Atwo winged@ church, blending … Continue reading

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Unit 6.1 The Fourth Wave of Cell Innovation

QUOTE (paste here) Unit 5: The Fourth Wave of Cell Innovation Lecture: Introduction Consider for a moment what we have seen in the cell church movement.  First, the mathematics of an explosion of converts to the faith; how can we … Continue reading

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