Presentation on theme: "Frontier Fellowship Cell Church"— Presentation transcript:
1 Frontier Fellowship Cell Church Cell Church Modelswith Pastor Julie JacobsIn the next few minutes, we will develop the concept of Cell Church, and describe several of the models currently being used in Cell Church Ministry.
2 At Frontier Fellowship, our vision is the world, our goal is souls At Frontier Fellowship, our vision is the world, our goal is souls. Julie Jacobs, Senior Pastor, and her husband Robb, are graduates of Christ for the Nations School of Missions and Cross Cultural Ministry. Julie is ordained through Christ for the Nations Fellowship of Ministers and Churches and is a Presbyter and regional representative for this organization. Frontier Fellowship is in St. Paul, MN.
3 Frontier Fellowship Cell Church Based on Acts 2:42-47From house to houseDoctrine, Cell, bread, prayer2 Timothy 2:2Teach them to teachThe basic model for Cell Church is in Acts 2: Frontier also incorporates 2 Timothy 2:2 into our Discipleship strategy.
4 The Old Paradigm of “How To Do Church” In the old paradigm, Cell groups or small groups were one of many departments in the church.
5 The New ParadigmIn the new paradigm, the cells are the church. Every aspect of the five fold ministries are present in the cell, with the goal of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:12)
6 The Multiplication of the Cell As in biologic cell multiplication, there is a natural point at which cells multiply. We begin by seeking the Lord regarding who He would have us disciple, and then allow the Holy Spirit to direct us in the development of the cell within a structured learning environment until it is ready to multiply.
7 Frontier Discipleship Plan For Every BelieverBegins with salvationWater Baptism/Baptism in the Holy SpiritNew Beginnings/Christianity 101-What it means to believe in Jesus ChristEncounter Retreat-Deliverance from spiritual bondageSpiritual Parenting Class- learning to disciple othersNew Steps /New Choices-Discipleship 201-Basic Christian doctrinesDiscovery Seminar-Spiritual gifts and personality inventoryCareCell Leader’s TrainingNew Calling/Leadership 301-Foundational principals of leading a ministryChampion’s Retreat-Laying on of hands; sending serviceCell leadership- part of an apostolic teamLeadership CareCell-Becoming a Person of DestinyThe Discipleship base path is a systematic process that allows wholesome development and discipleship to take place with the expectation that every believer is to be trained to become a spiritual parent and learn to do the work of the ministry.The Cell Leader Training Track is based on the model of discipleship used by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry, and as described in Acts 4:12 is designed to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the body of Christ.
8 Examples of Cell Models Bethany Cell Church NetworkBaker, LAG12 VisionBogotá, ColombiaGlobal Leadership Network,SingaporeHouse to HouseLancaster, PAFrontier uses the “best of the best” approach to Cell Church resources. Listed here are a few of the most prominent Cell Church models we draw from.
9 Bethany Cell Church Network Cell Group MeetingsDifferent from Discipleship Base PathMeet in homesDoctrine, Cell, bread, prayerCell lessons are Bible based and God focused.Not a “teaching,” but a group discussionEveryone takes a turn leadingNew groups usually form in JanuaryChampion’s Retreats are usually held in November.A “cell meeting” is a weekly or bi-weekly gathering of 12 or fewer believers, usually in a home, and is actually, the main meeting of the church. Twice a month, all of the cells gather for worship and celebration, on the First and Third Sundays. These meetings resemble a more traditional “church service” but are actually just corporate gatherings for a very specific aspect of church life. The more formal church gathering is in the cells. Discipleship base path classes, which are different from the cell group, occur before or after cell meetings, or before First or Third Sunday corporate gatherings.
10 G12 http://www.g12bookstore.com G12 stands for the ‘government of 12’ concept developed from scripture by Caesar Castilanos of Bogota, Columbia.
11 Win Consolidate Disciple Send The Ladder of Success The principals of G12 include winning souls to Christ, consolidating the victory in the life of the believer, extensive discipleship and finally, sending to the work of the ministry, to win, consolidate, disciple and send others. Cell multiplication occurs at approximately 12 believers, and occurs along homogenous lines (similarities, such as geographic location or interests)
12 The School of LeadersExtremely successful among Hispanic believers, the School of Leaders materials begin with the basic family unit and extend to the church family worldwide.
13 GLN Cell Church ModelThe Global Leadership Network is lead by Pastor Naomi Dowdy of Singapore, and is very successful in Asian cultures as well as in the US. This model focuses on spiritual parenting, and developing leaders. A care-cell model is used.
14 GLN- A Culture of Evangelism Multiplication of CarecellsChurch growthEveryone has an ‘oikos’ or sphere of influence. It is from this sphere of influence that God will present opportunities for evangelism.
15 A Culture of Nurturing Spiritual Growth Fruitfulness The GLN CareCell model recognizes the need in every believer for nurture, spiritual growth and fruitfulness in the Kingdom of God.
16 A Culture of Leadership Development Ever increasing leadership baseEnables the Church to fulfill its God-given mission and visionAs believers develop into leaders, the church grows.
17 A Culture of Pastoral Care Results in spiritual care for every personPastoral care is encouraged as one of the five fold ministries most needed for spiritual development.
18 GLN Leadership Development Track As with other cell models, Care cells occur simultaneously, but on a different track than training.
19 Carecell Track Open Carecell-For everyone Evangelism-Reaching out together to pre- believers (family and friends)Nurturing-helping everyone hear from GodPastoral Care and community life-everyone is connectedDiscovering our Spiritual Gifts through serving.Care cells are open to everyone.
20 Nurturing Series Features : Bible-centered: Discover what the Word of God says.Progressive: Bite-sized modules for easy "digestion”Cutting-edge: True to the Word, relevant to life in the 21st century.Practical: Emphasizes obedience and practical application of the Word of God.Versatile: Ideal for personal study and small group discussions!
21 Nurturing Series Resources Life is about relationships!Based on relationship rather than rules.It revolves around a Person rather than a philosophy.And so, the Nurturing Series is about relationships.
22 Leadership Carecell For Spiritual Parents and Teachers Leadership DevelopmentCommunity Life-receiving peer support and encouragement from other leadersApostolic Team- functioning in the gifts of the Holy SpiritLeadership training occurs in cells developed for this purpose. To be in leadership training, one must be a spiritual parent, having lead someone to Christ.
23 Leadership Development Resources Disciple leaders for the KingdomHelps the leader encounter biblical truths on calling, destiny and valuesEmphasizes the importance of character transformation and obedience to GodProvides a God-centered, long-term perspective on leadership experiences and setbacks
24 Training Track For everyone-complements the Carecell Track Imparts Kingdom vision, values and skillsPulpit ministryCourses and seminarsLeaders Community Empowerment meetings.Everyone has the opportunity to be in Training for leadership. Courses and seminars are offered widely and attendance is encouraged in the church.
25 Global Leadership Network “To empower churches to transform the harvest field into a harvest force. We do this by providing training, consultancy, mentoring and cutting edge resources for nurturing, training and leadership development.The focus of GLN is Community Transformation.
26 D.O.V.E Christian Fellowship Pastor Larry KreiderHouse to House PublicationsDOVE Christian Fellowship offers a variety of publications and resources to support Cell Church ministry and is widely recognized as an effective international Cell church, with origins in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
27 Let’s GO!!!So there you have it! Several models for advancing the kingdom of God through Cell Church ministry. So what are we waiting for? Pick a model, and Let’s Go!Matt 28:19-2019 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.NKJV