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Unit 8.14 Book List for Major League Disciple Making: A Guided Tour of the Best Research on the Cell Church (IFD580)

QUOTE Major League Disciple Making: A Guided Tour of the Best Research on the Cell Church (IFD580) Below are the books discussed and recommended for each week of the class. Internet links are to sites where the books can be … Continue reading

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Unit 8.13 What if we combined both ways of church planting?

QUOTE What if we combined both ways of church planting? Throughout this course we have discussed a great variety of ways that cell churches organize ordinary people into discipleship systems where they go into the world and make disciples (Matthew … Continue reading

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Unit 8.12 Statement #2: Neil Cole, Sharing the Truth in a Postmodern Context

QUOTE Statement #2:   Neil Cole,  Sharing the Truth in a Postmodern Context[1] I teach people to listen for three things when talking with an unbeliever: pains, passions and purposes. These are the deeper parts of a person=s soul and will … Continue reading

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Unit 8.11 Planting a Discipleship System

QUOTE Planting a Discipleship System The preceding description of a church planting process only seems unusual when contrasted with a cell church, discipleship system church planting process, which is also quite unusual. This process has only a few uncomplicated steps … Continue reading

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Unit 8.10 Statement #4: These teams continue to be the basic structure of the new church.

QUOTE Statement #4:  Each of these twelve groups is a task oriented group, yet at their heart they have Bible study, pray together, hold one another accountable for attendance and service, every time they meet. Some of these also have … Continue reading

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Unit 8.9 Planting 12 Small Task Oriented Teams

QUOTE Statement #3:  THE TWELVE SMALL GROUPS: Each group, (even the Video Team) when it meets, initially led by the pastor around the core values of the church ‑ there is a time of joy and concern, praying for one … Continue reading

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Unit 8.8 Planting Worship Systems

QUOTE Planting Worship Systems It=s easy to recognize that the focus will be on planting worship systems. Below are four  statements by a church planting executive on a process that has been very successful for him.[1] These statements clearly describe … Continue reading

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Unit 8.7 If the worship starts too soon, failure is likely.

QUOTE Students of this course also understand the nature of the two winged church, where the faith community is understood as a traditional church worship system linked to a cell-type discipleship system. If you study the process of church planting … Continue reading

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Unit 8.6 What We Can Learn From the Cell Church about Church Planting?

QUOTE Unit 8: Implications and Applications  Lecture: What We Can Learn From the Cell Church about Church Planting Over the past weeks we=ve looked at a variety of cell churches; this week our attention turns to the current situation of … Continue reading

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Unit 8.5 What will draw in the lost in this century?

QUOTE The need today is not to plant institutional churches, emergent or traditional, in densely populated areas where there are no United Methodist Churches. The institutional church is unable to make disciples and is unable to attract the lost to … Continue reading

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