"It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed." Vida D. Scudder Session no 6. Multiplying class-groups
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The Principle of Multiplication A disciples is a person who is committed to mentor other disciples.
Largest Church In The World Paul Yonggi-Cho of Korea has the largest church in the world. It is over 750,000 members. It is a cell structured church.
Melchor Ferreyra, president of the Adventist Church in Peru says "Thinking small has paid off in a big way for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Peru. By using small groups of church members who reach out to neighbours, the church is doubling the number of new members joining annually, and doing a better job of keeping them in the community."
How To Encourage Multiplication 1. Speak the Vision. 2. Use the analogy of a family. 3. Be open to creative models of group multiplication. 4. Have as many assistant cell leaders as possible. 5. Pour you time into future leaders.
How To Encourage Multiplication 6. Have apprentice leaders receive regular training. 7. When the time is right start a new class- group. 8. Share the vision with the class-group. 9. Have a commissioning service.
1. Leader 2. Apprentice 3. Core 4. All Members Apprentice Leader Leader & Some Core All Members Original leader Apprentice leader Apprentice and Some core Original GroupNew Group Multiplying Options
What if Class-groups Dont Multiply Expect that not all cells will multiply Check to see how holistic they are Make additions if necessary Divide them without telling, using subgroups Ask a Charismatic leader to form a new group
What if Class-groups Dont Multiply Find a specialized need and form a new group. Build the expectation throughout the life of the group Having a trained apprentice will help build momentum for multiplication. Meet with the leader and apprentice and negotiate a suitable date for multiplying.
Discussion Questions 1. Which class-groups are close to multiplying? 2. Develop some strategies that will encourage these class-groups to multiply. 3. Rate out of 10 how holistic each class-group is. Discuss how you can support them to increasing their holism.