Daily Archives: February 16, 2019

Unit 7.23 Conclusion: Early Methodism is “cellish” but not a cell church.

QUOTE C. The Five Stages of Spiritual Maturity: (         Wesley=s equipping track raised people up as spiritual leaders and helped them find their ministry. Within the select society, they took responsibility for others as class leaders and band leaders, … Continue reading

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Unit 7.22 If the energy spent in pursuing holiness …

QUOTE B. The Four Priorities of the cell church: Jesus is Lord, Evangelism, Equipping, Cell Priority. (         Jesus is Lord of the Wesleyan Methodists. Evangelism is the focus of the preachers; they are to focus in saving souls in all … Continue reading

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Unit 7.21 On the prairies of the United States, Wesley’s discipleship system was abandoned

QUOTE On the prairies of the United States, Wesley=s discipleship system was abandoned; prairie churches were controlled by insiders functioning in cell meetings. Prairie DNA, however, is found in both England and America. In prairie DNA, the lost are encountered … Continue reading

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Unit 7.20 ´╗┐Unfortunately, when the relationship with the church of England was lost …

QUOTE ;         Wesley=s writings are apologetic and focused on protecting his Societies from legal  interference under England=s laws regarding dissenters and conventicles. Consequently, his direct command that one Ahas nothing to do but save souls@ is directly to his lay … Continue reading

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Unit 7.19 Wesley preserved his organization as a movement within the institutional Church of England

QUOTE WAS EARLY METHODISM A CELL CHURCH?   A. The Four Systemic Problems: (         Early Methodism was entirely focused on making disciples, if you look at this one famous instruction that Wesley gave to his Ahelpers@ or lay preachers: You have … Continue reading

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Unit 7.18 Question: Was Early Methodism a Cell Church?

QUOTE Unit 7:  Methodist Historical DNA and Modern Cell Churches: Is There A Match? Lecture: Question: Was Early Methodism a Cell Church? Over the past weeks we=ve looked at a variety of cell churches; this week our attention turns to … Continue reading

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Unit 7.17 Follow the rules, they are told. And they do.

QUOTE First, there is no innovation in the cell church or early English Methodism for the average participant. Although the leaders improve their system, the 84% of followers are simply told to implement the standard forms of implementation. Follow the … Continue reading

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Unit 7.16 Reinforcing Loop or Balancing Loop?

QUOTE This table, based on Peter Senge’s systems archetype of a Reinforcing Process (visionary minority) bringing a trend of change to Balancing Process (pragmatic majority) illustrates the two differences between these two components of every social group. There are subtle … Continue reading

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Unit 7.15 Pragmatic Obedience: faith community, discipleship system and healthy core group.

QUOTE Unit 7: Methodist Historical DNA and Modern Cell Churches: Is There A Match? Lecture: We will try to clarify Wesleyan DNA in terms of our basic concepts of faith community, discipleship system and healthy core group. And we will … Continue reading

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Unit 7.14 Prairie DNA has eleven basic characteristics.

QUOTE The old ways fail today because the world has changed. The world today has more attractive buildings than the church. Society offers more exciting and entertaining events than the church. The old church softball league in the church yard … Continue reading

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