Staff Training

Why A Home Church Cell Group

One’s whole life is determined by relationships and it forms the basis of a CELL GROUP. The best example of this is a family, and was thus established by God for the first earthly family. Because the household was the first target that Satan used to attack, namely Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel, God gave us a new example of Jesus and his twelve disciples who formed the first heavenly family. The perfect family or Cell group will have “Jesus” as the life of the cell (The so-called D.N.A. which states science as the factor that gives life in any living organism) D.N.A. = “Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid”. “JESUS ​​is the D.N.A. the blueprint, the source of life, the genetic code that shows the cell how to grow ”.

The perfect relationship between God and man is described in Mark. 12: 28-34 given as the greatest of all commandments namely that God is ONE and that man will love God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength and will love his neighbor as himself. On this hangs the whole law and the prophets according to Matt. 22:40.

Why the “EKKLESIA” HOUSE CHURCH / Cell group?

      This was the first cell group founded by Jesus: Matt 16:18 where “Congregation” was translated from the Greek “Ecclesia” and it means: “Elect of God”.

      On the day of Pentecost, this first “Ekklesia” or “Congregation” originated and grew further as God added to the “Ekklesia” daily according to

      Hand. 2: 47. Today, Cell groups are mainly created to provide for an ever-growing need in the lives of many believers, namely the practical application of the truths of the Bible. The Ekklesia Cell group is based on the following principles:

Study according to need

          Ekklesia cell groups’ studies are determined by the believing group itself based on questions asked. The studies are informally comfortable because there is constant personal communication and interaction. Everyone is involved, and participates, value systems are built, faith is strengthened and an atmosphere of “I not only want to receive but also give” is cultivated. True worship of the Lord is the ultimate focal point of the gatherings. Although knowledge of the Bible is primary, it is ultimately not “how much I know.” but “how much I care.”

Not a pre-set course

      These are not common questions and answers of a Bible Course that works according to a pre-determined program, because there are more than enough of them in almost all the Churches. The emphasis on the Ekklesia Cell group falls on the need and questions of the believing group itself and with the Bible in response. The Bible thus becomes the core source of study and information and on that basis can be reached out to a world that is seeking God’s answers to their needs.

Not “my church and my works”

Most believers feel that they are walking in the right path that guarantees eternal life as a reward for them through “my Church” and “my good works.” For most people, this means attending a church once or twice a week and trying to lead an exemplary life. THIS IS PASSIVE RELIGION. Unfortunately, this is not the biblical precept at all.

However, the Ekklesia Cell groups are set on cultivating an ACTIVE, PARTICIPATIVE, and COMMUNICATING RELIGIOUS way of life among Believers, as suggested by the Bible. Only then does the Bible become a living WORD where core truths clearly emerge, and centuries-old values ​​can be rediscovered.

4.0 The world’s ethical values ​​are waning

          In a world where ethical values ​​wither away on a daily basis, many people feel without hope and expectation and, as it were, like rejected orphans. Therefore, the promise of our Lord Jesus “I will not leave you as a Being” can guarantee a new, full life. Ekklesia groups believe in this guidance by the Holy Spirit.

4.0 The world’s ethical values ​​are waning

          In a world where ethical values ​​wither away on a daily basis, many people feel without hope and expectation and, as it were, like rejected orphans. Therefore, the promise of our Lord Jesus “I will not leave you as a Being” can guarantee a new, full life. Ekklesia groups believe in this guidance by the Holy Spirit.

5.0 Equip Yourself for a Biblical Lifestyle

          If the exciting way of life, and outlook as well as daily faith application of the early congregations again fill the lives of today’s believers then new circles of friends can emerge where people care for each other and the company is not limited to the latest news, politics, sports and T.V. programs.

What the Ekklesia Cell groups are not:

No Cell Church because they do not work as a Cell group of or for a Church.

No State Registered Church.

No Charity Organization.

No Politically Motivated Movement.

No Human Rights Organization.

What the Ekklesia Cell groups are:

Founded: In about the Year 33 on Pentecost Hand. 2: 36-40. Constitution: The Bible

Membership: Free.

Venue: From house to house. Hand. 2:46 (b) Purpose: To work for Jesus.

Everything in life is made up of cells and these cells exist in a certain relationship to each other.

Together they form a whole but physically each cell is not in direct contact with all the others.

Jesus had twelve disciples and commanded that disciples be made of men. According to this example, the right ratio to make disciples would therefore be twelve. Therefore, as soon as he has more than twelve people, a cell group must start to divide into the next cell group.

If it is not divided, the cell group stagnates and is only assigned to a peculiar survival with no further growth.


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Lecture 2

1.0 Purpose of a Cell Meeting

      Heb. 10:24 ‘And let us consider one another to incite to love and good works;

      Heb. 10:25 And let us not, as many have the custom of perjury, forsake the same, but exhort one another, and all the more so as ye see the day approaching.

      Within a conventional church context, it is impossible for members to care for one another. Thus, in today’s passive religious system, this text cannot be lived out in formal churches, except in a small group or in cells. Because the former congregations met primarily in homes, it was possible for them to support and build one another.

2.0 Venue of a Cell Meeting

      “From house to house”. It is only in a home where one can become more intimately aware of people’s needs and shortcomings. Because cells are precisely aimed at supporting each other, it is of primary importance that the actual state of each’s position be realized on a daily basis.

      Gal. 6: 2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

      The word one another appears 57 times in the epistles of the Apostles and it emphasizes the relationship of believers from one to the other.

      Therefore, it is preferable to hold cell meetings alternately at members’ home. If a specific hall or place can be used regularly it may be more comfortable but then members have to make a very special effort to visit each other at home at least once a week. This can be done according to a schedule so that no one is accidentally skipped.

3.0 Form of a Cell Meeting

      Since the shape of a cell assembly will ultimately determine the success or collapse of each cell group, it is essential to reflect on this in great detail. The most important objectives are to provide for the four relationships as set out in lecture 1, namely: The relationship between God and man, man to God, man to man and man to world. To give a practical chronological suggestion for the possible course of a typical home cell service, we give the following classification.

3.1 Introduction

      To stop the general, everyday conversations and greetings, when everyone has arrived at the service and move on to the real purpose, the cell leader or assistant (if he is delegated or becomes) will stand up and announce that the cell is going to meeting start.

He will welcome everyone, especially any new visitors by name, if unknown he will inquire. Furthermore, he will especially thank the host and hostess for using their home. Then he will open with a prayer. If this kind of formal, yet friendly and hospitable opening is not done, the whole event will tend to drag on and eventually turn into a regular outing.

3.2 Introduction and Emergence (Human to human relationship)

This phase is the human to human phase and should be implemented in a very relaxed way. It is very important that every member is given a chance to participate. If someone is too shy to say something, he or she should be involved with a question. The questions should not be awkward or difficult to answer and also not just have a yes or no or one correct answer. Questions like: ‘How do you feel about ………………’ ‘What do you think about …………………………….’ ‘How would you ……………………….’ Or ‘ Tell us about ……………………………. ‘Can be used to encourage a person to start talking. The cell leader can set the example himself, if a specific theme is going to be touched on, by answering it. His way will most likely be followed. If he is short and to the point, everyone will be like him and if he is long-suffering and expansive, others will follow him. Here it is the responsibility of the leader to determine the theme in advance. Reservations should be kept short. It is essential that everyone participates in turn. For example, the leader may say, “Let’s start tonight at Sarie’s and then we’ll go clockwise. His proposal should be clear and easy. The idea is to involve people, but still make them feel comfortable.

Do not expect too much from this emergence or warm-up phase, but also do not skip it. Duration of phase + 20 min.

3.2 Praise and Worship (Man to God)

God lives in the praise of His people.

      Psalm 22: 4 “Yet you are the Holy One who dwells in the praises of Israel!”

      The members are invited to sing along. If anyone can accompany with music it is

A good idea. Since there are not many homes that have musical instruments such as pianos and organs, it is a good idea to use portable instruments such as guitars, accordion or percussion instruments. Always encourage members to practice music (especially children) as it may be of great value to other cell groups in the future.

Times of singing and music can be interspersed with prayers such as a chain prayer, or prayers for a specific person or cause. Make excellent use of praying for members or relatives of members who are ill or experiencing problems. The anointing of the sick can also be done here.

      James 5:14 ‘Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, after they have anointed him with oil in the name of the Lord. ‘ These are excellent opportunities to teach the members to trust in the Lord through prayers.

A theme for a chain prayer or to glorify the Lord can also be mentioned. A time of silence while everyone prays softly, saying a minute or two (extremely) can give many blessings, just like waiting in silence for the Lord.

Joint calling of the Lord while one or two are going out loud and others agree or even when the whole group is praying out loud together can sometimes create a very blessed atmosphere.

Since God often speaks through His Holy Spirit in such worship moments through tongues or interpretation of tongues to people, members must be ready and praying during such glorious moments. Let the scripture that no one is prevented from speaking in tongues apply very clearly here. In Cor. 14:39 “Therefore, brethren, be diligent to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.”

With the choice of songs, the leader can at times work out a theme and then name the songs as such. Give enough time and opportunity after the singing of ‘worship songs’ for members to move on to spontaneous worship and praise. Times when the Holy Spirit acts in the minds of members are precious moments and should always be used. When the Holy Spirit works, any miracle or revelation is possible and we as human beings can participate with a miraculous devotion.

3.3 Bible study (God to man)

      With Bible study, the group has an unspeakable source of information at their disposal.

3.3.1 In general, Bible study by most Cell churches is limited to analysis and explanation of the previous Sunday’s preached word or message. This is not a prescription we want to follow. Our view is that the anointing of the message is not a matter of interpretation and philosophical explanation afterwards. Such theoretical analyzes are usually not very valuable and leave a lot of room for misconceptions and more than the original intended meaning of the message.

3.3.2 Our approach is that the only really important point of discussion for such cell groups is the questions that are important to the members or group. Such a question is then decided jointly and this is the question that is examined by everyone during the week. Everyone is then given the opportunity to express their opinion. Here then it is the responsibility of the cell leader to summarize the matter and give the necessary scriptures to confirm the answer from Scripture.

3.3.3 If there is no specific question to be answered, then the leader has a whole horde of topics to choose from that can be submitted because discussions are usually not on a Church basis, or a particular dogma’s dogma does not rest, but in depth of ‘What does Scripture say?’ an explanation is sought. As a result, the topics of discussion need to be studied very carefully beforehand by members and especially the leader and his assistant. From experience, this approach has resulted in a very interesting series of studies and there are many of these themes available for background study on request.

3.3.4 The approach to study based on questions from the cell group’s own ranks is a very good way to arouse and retain interest in attending the cell meetings. It has been found that such questions usually elicit a lot of enthusiasm and curiosity, coupled with personal motivation, from the group.

3.4 Outreach (Man to World)

Because the questions to be addressed are known in advance, it is easy for group members to invite someone they are familiar with to attend the next cell group.

3.4.1 The command of the Lord to his Apostles was to go and make disciples of Jesus and teach them. The emphasis of cell groups of Ekklesia is on this important principle and not on recruiting members for a church.

3.4.2 The cell group members, apart from their knowledge that they acquire, also gain further practical experience through the essential living out of their faith. Thereby they are equipped to bear their own testimonies, and to preach the Gospel of salvation and redemption in the Name of Jesus to a lost, and daily more, Churchless humanity.

3.4.3 What members learned during the cell group meeting stimulates them to want to share the Gospel of salvation with others as well. Cell leaders must continually highlight and emphasize this important issue.

4.0 Closing

The cell group concludes with prayer after a joint decision has been made on the place, date and time for the next meeting as well as the question to be addressed.

 Cell leaders need to be especially careful not to constantly give only their own theme and decision about meetings, but to involve everyone, otherwise some members might lose interest. This is about the group’s interest and enthusiasm.

Reading 3

1.0 The Importance of Group Leaders

Attaching too much value to group leaders as the most essential element in the success of cell meetings and growth initially sounds like an exaggeration. After all, it is the work of the Lord through His Holy Spirit and not the efforts of man that need to be emphasized. But if we look at the Bible, that’s exactly how God still works. By people and more specifically by a person whom God raises up and prepares for. Furthermore, it is not always the person we see as the most worthy, suitable and best prepared, but often the one who truly has an unfeigned love for God’s Word, who is useful for God’s work.

1.1 Contemporary Criteria for a Leader

 In the modern world we are taught from an early age that the person who performs the best will eventually come the furthest. Surely this is true as far as the sports world and business world are concerned. Furthermore, it is very definite that a person with good training, skill and coaching can usually also perform well and achieve success in the world professions from sport to politics.

With faith, it often works differently. Here it is often the person with sometimes not the best qualities, who is called by the Lord. Think of Moses with his lack of speech, the Apostles with their meager training as fishermen, the Apostle Paul with his sickness. Yet the Lord set these people apart for a special task. Often the called were also not without excuses and willing of their own. But God called, placed, exposed, tested, developed, and powerfully used them.

2.0 Spiritual Leaders

A big mistake we sometimes make when we think about who a spiritual leader can be is to often measure up to technical rules, requirements and qualifications. More important than anything else is a person’s feelings and approach to people linked to his calling to reach souls and help them on their life path.

Potential leaders need to be tested on how much time and attention they want to devote to people. People are why the gospel goes. But we are careful that Humanism, which is also human-oriented and motivated, does not prevail. There must be a very strong balance with the Word or the Bible. That way Thomas could answer and say to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’

Others may be very successful in many ways but their group of members will then never be able to carry the True Gospel in the Name of Jesus Christ to a lost world. To be useful for the “true” Gospel of salvation in the Name of Jesus Christ, a leader must first know who the Lord is whose message he is going to convey. Secondly, knowledge from the Word not to carry out a false teaching.

      II Cor. 11: 4 For if a man come and preach another Jesus, than we have preached, or if ye have another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, case ‘.

      Gal. 1: 9 “As we said before, I say again, ‘If anyone preaches the gospel to you contrary to what you have received, let him be accursed.’

And third, he has to care about people. All these qualities together will be a motivation. But to that must be added the driving force is the importance of God’s work. It should not even start after he himself has done ten other tasks that are more important to himself.

3.0 The 80-20 Concept

Successful cell leaders will soon realize that only 20% of their time for cell operations will be taken up by cell meetings. The other 80% of his time will be spent on planning, study, themes and programs while extra time will have to be spent on group members themselves, perhaps requiring more than half of this.

4.0 Be present at

      Being present at means that time will have to be devoted to being physically there with members. This is not just for certain functions, but specifically during non-functions.

      It is only at such times that people get to know each other better. This is the time to communicate and observe. This means that one will speak with sincerity and honesty, not to make demands and force expectation. The atmosphere should be relaxed and uncomplicated, perhaps a time to listen and live with. Give members a chance and time to budge. Try to get to know and accept the inner man. It is a time to definitely not force rules, regulations, do’s and don’ts, especially on a spiritual level. Use opportunities to teach only in a practical and communicative way, not through sermons or long teaching sessions by being the sole speaker for hours.

This presence is so important that some groups even establish a set schedule of visiting times as part of their groups life. It may sound very legal and full of rules, but there is an important added benefit in that if some of the group members are not really serious about the group, they will not consider such an unofficial get-together together worthwhile. Such members can then be told after repeated failures “that it seems as if they may have too many other activities” and be asked “whether they would rather not withdraw, until perhaps they can arrange more time for the group?”. It is a very important factor that such a group does not suffer because the attitude of disinterested members, who have an atmosphere of general laxity and disinterest, does not allow them to work through to other group members. In this, the leader must play an important role by setting the example of ‘being there’ for others.

5.0 Be part of

      Sincere ‘being a part of’ can only take place if the leader is ‘there’, in other words quite regularly present at. This is a concept that people, especially the leader, will have to learn. Today’s life teaches people from an early age to do your own thing, to be independent and to need no one.

Because we are raised so selfishly and the emphasis is placed on individual and sometimes even groups’ achievements and conquests, it is very difficult to accept that you have to be part of and engage with others around you, that you are in fact part of a larger group, or cell or more scripturally the body of Christ the congregation or Ekklesia.

      From a selfish point of view, the opinion is often wrongly formed that you should not be too involved with others. We often deduce from our own experience that others soon expect 80% of us and only want to give 20% themselves.

      It is only when we deliberately change our perspective on this that we can realize that Jesus was willing to give his all, even if He was still innocently condemned and yet still willing to forgive. The life path of man is not only his own attempt to go through life, but the fullness and satisfaction is first experienced more fully with the realization that the more involved with you, the easier it becomes.

      Life is not a competition against your life partners (family, spiritual family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and other people) but rather with them. The struggle against time, the physical survival and the spiritual victories are a joint struggle. By not wanting to carry an independent, always strong and always infallible image, leaders will often fend off and defuse the struggle and struggle against their own inner questions and needs. Paul experienced this fact of life because he often confessed that if he was “weak”. is he ‘strong’.

The ‘strongman’ ideology of the world has caused many leaders to stumble and fail because the demand eventually becomes too much. Often this ‘winner’ principle results in a leader taking an elevated position and trying to maintain it. Hence the idea of ​​the humanly exalted position of the Pope, Reverend, Preacher and Pastor arose and this is exactly what the Lord hates, the so-called doctrine of the Nicolaitans (that is, the doctrine of worship and exaltation of spiritual leaders) of Revelation.

      Open. 2: 6 ‘But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

6.0 ‘Love for’

      It is only when we begin to apply the ‘presence with’ and ‘be part of’ and live out that we can develop the real ‘love for’. Although we can care and empathize with others, the true “love” is only possible if we are with and share with others in the struggle of life.

     Really ‘loving’ only takes place once one has gotten to know each other, understood and developed understanding and shared in each other’s needs, needs and sorrows. Therefore, then the greatest greatest commandment of all contained in:

In Cor. 13:13 ‘And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is love ‘.

      To ‘love’ is truly Religion and by doing so one realizes that the application of ‘principles’ and the revelation of ‘truth’ alone are not enough to just ‘tell’ the Gospel of salvation, but to ‘live’ it too. Often the lives of believers are empty and seem unwelcome to outsiders if the balanced principle of ‘life you preach’ is not demonstrated.

      Therefore and in it many “good” and “sincere” Christians fail to win and maintain the trust and credibility of the world and other fellow believers for the cause of the Lord.

      Leaders of cell groups should be well aware of the importance of ‘loving’ in their lives, especially with regard to their cell group. If this facet exists in the group and is expanded, it will automatically spread to the outside world and affect the lives of others to others in the group’s contact world.

7.0 Enthusiastic Be over

      To be ‘enthusiastic’ is to motivate others through confidence in their abilities, dedication, desires, works and motives. The cell leader in particular plays a very important role in this. To act truly effectively here, the cell leaders must try and discover and exploit the potential in each member as soon as possible.

      This aspect is one that is difficult in a normal ‘Church’ environment because here usually only the naturally outgoing member is used for secondary italic leader ministries. Because the characteristics of the ‘introvert’ type member are not identified and subsequently expanded, many important members of the congregation are lost here for the work of the Lord.

      The cell leader will soon discover that if he focuses on actively stimulating each member to live out his own talent, he can germinate a new-found seed that can quickly develop into a plant that can bear many and good fruits. It is an element of life that every person wants to feel that he is also important and if this element is exploited it will greatly contribute to the success of the cell group.

8.0 Cell leaders’ own selves

      It is important that in the requirements for cell leaders we not only pay attention to what needs to be done and how to act but also look at the needs of the cell leader himself.

      All people (cell leaders) also struggle just like others with solving their own problems and circumstances and factors also in their own lives. Too much emphasis has been placed on the ‘strong human image’ in the past. Life requires and teaches us this and too much is required for every matter to be ‘won’. Often, this pressure to be ‘successful’ has meant the downfall of many a leader. This is especially because there are three options that can be taken and we are now looking at each to try to get a possible direction of action from it.

8.1 Focus on self

      Too much focus on oneself can lead to imbalance. Focusing on one’s own weakness and inability often defeats a leader before he is really involved in the struggle and destroys his own self-esteem. Focusing, on the other hand, on too many of his own skills and abilities has already landed many a leader in the trap of selfishness, self-interest and self-importance. It is often experienced here that such a leader rises to great heights but eventually comes the fall of arrogance and arrogance. Such a person is also usually longer successful through minimum contact with his group of members outside of selectivity.

Many spiritual leaders function at this level. Unfortunately, the true spiritual growth of such a cell group is only there under the stimulation of such a leader. As soon as such a leader no longer sets the pace, not only does the group activity lapse as a whole but individual members seek another distraction and the world is full and too eager to offer.

8.2 Focus on others

      This application is much more successful in the long run, but also has disadvantages. If it is applied to the ‘destroy your own self or self’ (as has been the popular interpretation of the Church all these years regarding Jesus’ word on self-denial) then it can drain a lot of energy from the leader through introspection.

This requires a very balanced outlook to be honest with yourself. It is fatal to try to wish away or ignore your own problems. Rather accept weaknesses, without giving in to them. Rather, realize that He wants to use you and by making yourself subservient to Him, He can use you. Paul declares “if I am weak, I am strong” because he acknowledges that God can use him then. It is therefore not necessary to torture and destroy yourself, nor to try to imitate a ‘strong human image’. Honesty with yourself and towards others is an attitude that can be discerned by everyone very quickly and it is not an attitude that is impossible to pretend afterwards. Realize that sin struggle in your own life is as much a reality as in any other sense. A ‘super holy’ appearance and expectation of others to be the same often has a law and rules provision that is not only impossible to maintain, but also begins to bind the ‘freedom’ of the Gospel. “Just do not use the freedom to promote debauchery !!” Focus on other work only if you do not try to escape from it and then only if your focus is not centered on their negative weaknesses but on the development of their positive elements, namely ‘faith hope and love’.

8.3 Skill

      Skill development is a plus for every leader. By this is not only meant Bible study, but the application, living out and growth of own faith, hope and love. It is only a leader who not only cuts the Word or Bible right, but also applies it correctly, which can be successful, and then definitely not for the world, but for the Eternal Kingdom. It requires commitment that must be maintained.

      Mark 7: 7 “But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

9.0 The Final Test for a Leader

      Knowing who Jesus is is the most important characteristic of a leader and it requires a revelation from God himself. Very often spiritual leaders are placed in the field and they also often achieve much success but they fail when tested to Jesus’ words after their confession.

      Matt. 7:22 ‘Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?

Matt. 7:23 And then will I say unto them, I never knew you. Get away from me, you who work iniquity! ‘

It is therefore of primary importance that a leader first asks himself the question as Jesus asked Peter

Luke 9:20 ‘And he said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answered and said, The Christ of God.

A True Cell leader must recognize Jesus as:

Joh. 20:28 “My Lord and my God”.

And further make a study of God’s Word, persevere in prayer, focus on praise and also develop an understanding of others’ needs and problems.

Preparation for Next Lecture 4

Lecture 4 will be a Practical Lecture and Students will be prepared for a Practical Exercise over the following phases.

Cell Ministry Practical Exercise of a (Opening and Warm-up Phase) where the Lecturer acts as the Cell Leader and gives each Student a chance to talk about a set theme; Say, for example, a short life story of everyone’s life so far.

Cell Ministry Practical Exercise of a Praise (Man to God Phase) where the Lecturer acts as the Cell Leader and gives each Student a chance to talk about a set theme; Say, for example, to give a witness about what happened in his life where God shared with him or saved or healed him, or by singing a song, or praying, or quoting his beloved scripture and telling what it meant something special to him.

Some students can also talk about the (Man to Man Phase) (It is to motivate others to spread the Gospel) as he sees it or as he understands it from the Bible or as he has applied it himself. and what the result was.

Lecture 4

Practical Self-Service

1.0 (Opening and Warm-up Phase)

Cell Ministry Practical Exercise of a (Opening and Warm-up Phase) where the Lecturer acts as the Cell Leader and gives each Student a chance to talk about a set theme; Say, for example, a short life story of everyone’s life so far.

2.0 (Man to God Phase)

Cell Ministry Practical Exercise of a Praise (Man to God Phase) where the Lecturer acts as the Cell Leader and gives each Student a chance to talk about a set theme; Say, for example, to give a witness about what happened in his life where God shared with him or saved or healed him, or by singing a song, or praying, or quoting his beloved scripture and telling what it meant something special to him.

3.0 (Man to Man Phase)

Some students can also talk about the (Man to Man Phase) (It is to motivate others to spread the Gospel) as he sees it or as he understands it from the Bible or as he has applied it himself. and what the result was.


1.0 Love (continued)

          It is about caring for and caring for one another. Think of it as a marathon you run rather than a race. Here it’s more important to see how many people end the race with you than to see how far you can go in front of the others. It’s like running together against time rather than against each other.

1.1 Grief

          It is to help others bear each other’s burdens. It can be honorably divided into 6 namely:

    To endure,

    Not to prescribe,

    Nor to judge,

    Not to be compared,

    Not to be controlled,

    Not to be ignored,

1.1.1 To tolerate

          It is tolerated not to impose a condition. Paul says

          Gal. 6: 2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

          To tolerate is to give space to others. Remember everyone is not the same and does not react the same. Wanting to shape someone to think, act, and act identically like you is the highest form of selfishness and self-exaltation.

1.1.2 Not to Prescribe

          By constantly wanting to prescribe to others is to want to enforce laws. God’s law is love.

          Joh. 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. ‘

          So prescribing is nothing more than wanting to be legalistic. Believers in particular fall into this trap of trying to impose a law on others through their interpretation of certain Scriptures.

1.1.3 Not to judge

          Since we ourselves are under grace and condemned by the law, we must be careful not to use this freedom to ‘pass judgment’ on others’ shortcomings.

1.1.4 Not to compare

          We are all more comfortable when we are in the company of people who are the same as us. However, we must guard against the temptation to want to be so similar that we do not want to accept any room for difference in unique individuality. God’s purpose with us is unique to each one.

    We are not all the same and cannot want to force our pattern on others. We are called to be conformed to the image of Jesus and not to the image of one another.

1.1.5 Not wanting to control

      Many people use personal domination as a means of forcing, controlling, threatening, manipulating or even worse covert emotional blackmail.

1.1.6 Not wanting to ignore.

      It is caused by people who are so busy with their own affairs that there is not really time for others. Often this self-focus is precisely because we as leaders are so busy working for our own self-preservation, image and cause that we ignore others’ struggles. In this, leaders must learn to accept and acknowledge their own shortcomings and weaknesses, and teach others about them. Often such a leader will be accepted and recognized rather than the always ‘strong image person’.

1.2 Positive Expansion

      There are a few ways to positively approach the endurance of cultivations and they are discussed under the following headings.

1.2.1 By really loving

        This is a serious open approach to showing others that you care about and care about and want to be involved with and with others.

1.2.2 Through a compassionate and friendly outreach

        Achieving this during meetings means asking open-ended questions such as actual experiences over the past week or about a specific experience, experience, even trauma that you as a leader are aware of or have heard of. However, do not force anyone and give extended opportunity to reluctant or restrained members.

1.2.3 By listening to what someone is really saying

        So often we are ‘listening’ to others without taking in what the person is really saying or wanting to say. Often when we listen we are actually trying to get our own thoughts in line. Or worse, we are just trying to get people to give spiritually “correct” answers. Once people realize that only certain answers and statements are accepted or required by the leader or group, they will soon fall into a stereotype and all interest will often begin to fade as a result.

1.2.4 By building relationships

      It requires the actual action to determine or suggest the next activity of the group. There are several additional activities that can help build relationships. Think of group games (calm or active, mental or physical) group outings, meals (both eating, bringing and frying, each bringing their own dish) celebrating birthdays and or other occasions such as a good, appropriate or learning or descriptive video (with great care chosen).

1.2.5 By having openness and confidentiality with each other and agreeing on it

      It requires everyone to have an understanding and insight into important arrangements such as when and where meetings will take place, what their content will be, how long it will take for there to be openness with each other, coupled with honesty yet sensitive feedback towards each other and that everything said in the group (especially from and to each other and others) will remain confidential.

1.2.6 By giving positive and constructive feedback to each other

      Here the example set by the group leader will usually be accepted and applied by the members. A lot of patience and empathy must be used here. Remember that the fastest is not always the right one, for example a chick can be forced to get out of the shell by breaking the shell (a method that the chick itself also uses) but it causes the chick’s death. However, it is important that all members are given feedback because without it, such members feel that the leader or the group may not accept or need them.

2.0 Works

      It is to provide a service. This includes both mercy and testimony. Witnessing without involvement to alleviate distress is just as bad as helping but not being a true witness for the Lord.

      Jak. 2:16 “And one of you would say to them, ‘Go in peace, be warm, and be satisfied, but you will not give them what is necessary for the body; what good is it?’

Service requires involvement. Here it is often a case of ‘do not tell someone what to do if it is not possible for him, but rather show him how to do it or better yet do it himself as an example. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a great example for the believer here.

      To summarize briefly, consider the following:

      a) Live and show the love you confess

      b) Show the love you say God has c) Be the peace you say God gives

      d) Share the forgiveness you say Jesus wrought for us

        e) Be who you say you are …… .. a follower of Jesus (Jesus says that He does not

           came to be served, but to serve).

      The works of faith do not call us to serve others with words and sermons, but with works. Through our works and service we achieve much more than through our words and criticism even if it is also positive. Works are always the proof of our sincerity, words many times the evasion of our obligations.

Books can be written about works, but for the purpose of cell groups we will suffice here with the following; In a world full of distress and suffering, the testimony of a Christian is clearer in what he does than in what he says. This applies not only within the cell group but even more so outside the group, that is why we are called the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Salt that is cowardly does not help, even such a light that does not shine in the dark.

Reading 6

      There are basically 4 action methods to promote the growth and success of cell groups. They will be treated under the following headings. Faith, Hope, Love, Works.

      1Cor. 13:13 ‘And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is love ‘. Jak. 2:17 “In the same way, faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.”

1.0 Faith

      Faith can be divided into two, namely theory and practice. It is often the case that faith is lived out only as a theory, a view or a doctrine. This is a very unsatisfactory solution for one’s life. Real faith fulfillment and experience is when one’s interpretation of faith goes hand in hand with your own life, in other words when the Bible no longer just forms a manual in your life, but when your life changes, joins and fits in. by the faith of the Bible. It is complete integration or merging with the Word. Very important, and this is where many people end up on a parallel path, is to not only be a good, even sacrificial and excellent church bound believer, but to truly become and be a disciple of Jesus and be and to live. Three aspects emerge from this; namely, the Past, Present, and Future.

1.1 The Past

      All people have a past. This is usually the easiest starting point. It can tell about family, school, friends, places, work and church or faith. Start with easy questions, about children’s memories, expectations, events. What was the most difficult as a child, what was the easiest? Where did you go to school, Church, Sunday school? What was your earliest experience of God, of Faith? How do you feel about God, about your faith about your Church and about Church Leaders? Who has had the greatest influence in your life and faith life? Who was your ground laying teacher and why? Where have you traveled? Tell me about it. Or stayed? Worked? Tell us about the most enjoyable holiday you’ve ever had? Tell us about the biggest shock and trauma you experienced?

1.2 The Present

     What you are doing now and what you are now. Where do you work? Your livelihood and dependence? Stay? How is your life organized? What do you like to do most? What is the hardest thing for you to do? What makes your life meaningful? What is your biggest struggle? If you could change your life. What would you most like to do? Why?

1.3 The Future

     Where are you going? What are your desires and ambitions? Where would you like to live if you could choose anywhere in the world? If you could wish for three wishes what would you wish for? If you could write the most important news headline in the world, what would it be? What is your expectation for the future? How do you think your life will change and be used in the future? What would you most like to do for the Lord?

      Hearing these stories from everyone is uplifting and informative, teaching each other to trust and share, and to develop.

      It is important to discover life patterns, repetitions and schemes in your own and in the lives of others. It is often not easy and also can be very painful, therefore the greatest care, empathy and acceptance of group members should be expected and given. Remember to encourage members to consider their lives, realize problems or stumbling blocks, know that group members accept them and that God forgives them.

2.0 Hope

      Hope is a very closely related and coherent principle of faith. Hope stems from Faith and is derived from Faith as a basis. It is therefore also like faith very much linked in what the Bible wants to teach us. One can almost say that Faith is the theory and must be lived out in practice by Hope. Where faith usually requires a simple decision to accept the scriptural truths, although it does not remain static thereafter but must also continually grow, Hope is the expectation, growth and compassion for the future. Faith can not be accelerated and therefore Hope must be established in order to reach the ultimate expectation. It may be expressed in such a way that if you have acquired knowledge that an egg can be hatched by an incubator to get the chick out of it it will not help if you start breaking down the shell to speed up the process because by doing so you will only causing the early death of the chick. This is where unhindered choice, dedication, encouragement, reinforcement and support come into play. Hope therefore comes by teaching people to discover, to learn together, to live out together.

2.1 Discovery

      This is of course from Scripture. Incarnation is very important for this life, but discovery of the truths, and it does not mean church dogmas, doctrines and rituals or principles, is of the utmost importance for Eternal Life. However, discovering and knowing is as good as having a car but not pouring gasoline in to make it run. It is dead faith, with no hope of moving from A to B, from this temporary life to the future eternal. This teaching or discovery is therefore necessary to maintain hope with pure obedience to the faith. The Bible is therefore used not only for knowledge alone but also for application.

2.2 Application

      This is true for this life. People must discover their own truths from the Scriptures, and not only learn and realize the historical facts and background of them, but use the knowledge for future living and day-to-day application.

2.3 Learning processes

      In the process of learning, many group members will sometimes give answers that are wrong and often the leader then intervenes to provide the ‘correct’ answer summarily. But one does not change one’s mind or mind by closing one’s mouth or silencing. It is therefore necessary that opportunities be given to everyone to discover things for themselves.

2.4 Joint Discovery

      Personal knowledge and so-called revelation to the leader or individual in the group as the exclusive ‘counsel or communication’ of God in isolation to such a person is often

      A mistake. Where this is the case, the whole group can be jointly ‘taught and convinced’ by the related evidence from the ‘whole scripture’.

2.5 Life truths

      People are not liberated by memorizing specific texts. Their experience and interpretation of the texts in accordance with facts of life and the love and compassion with which they are communicated often speak more deeply to people than mere ‘forcing’ of a pastor’s or leader’s opinion.

2.6 Presentation

      The ‘way’ of presenting Scriptural truths often ‘contradicts’ what we want to say. What we others try to teach often contradicts our own sincerity while the way, the style, the word choice, the relationship, the interest and the place or venue, the division of time, are actually more important to others. The old, old motto of ‘practice what you preach’ or ‘teacher teaches yourself’ still applies. Our own lives often speak louder than what we want to ‘convey’ or ‘learn’.

2.7 Boredom

      A leader will accomplish nothing by boring repetition of thoughts, learning facts that everyone already knows, teaching what no one is interested in, and presenting lofty statements and philosophies. Share with them what people are interested in. Always try to be fresh and original in what is being communicated.

2.8 Questions

      Group leaders need to plan ahead, even if it’s just three or four questions, that can help people discover or experience scriptures. Do not ‘guess-what-I-think-play’ and respect the opinions of others. Avoid being knowledgeable, too long-winded, boring, or too short. Get group members to talk to each other in turn and do not let some wait too long because then it becomes more and more difficult for them to talk. Do not ask threatening questions and rather ask ‘open’ questions such as ‘Why’ or ‘what is your opinion’ rather than ‘what’, ‘who’, ‘how much’ etc. Do not always try to break ‘uncomfortable’ silences. Give members a chance and do not always want to be the ‘savior’. Do not get scared or frightened or excited when the conversation moves in an unexpected direction. Use words or sentences that you are familiar with and avoid lofty or meaningless theological terms.

2.9 Interpretation

      Be careful that your interpretation or explanation is not slavishly followed, and only use terms, explanations, opinions and interpretations that are accountable.

Reading 8

1.0 Group members

          Without the participation of group members, the success of group meetings soon wears off.

          It is therefore very important to pay individual attention to various issues that may affect group members and their participation.

1.1 Positive Members

          Just as a positive leader is indispensable to the group, so too are positive members of primary importance. Nothing is more discouraging to a group leader than the negative interest of group members and it often leads to a withering and eventual cessation of cell activities.

1.2 Negative Members

          Unfortunately, the influence of negative members, even just one or two, is like that of leaven. No wonder Scripture warns strongly against the effects of leaven. Such members do not want to be involved, do not want to participate, are usually an example of boredom and criticism, and many state that cell meetings should not last longer than the shortest time.

2.0 Interest

          Interest is directly dependent on expectation. People who expect little will also not want to do much. Why do people so often attend a cell group without positive interest? Why do they not say outright that they are not really interested enough? Many times the negative expression of such disinterested people is often the cause of other uncertain or doubtful group members.

          There are several reasons why people attend cell groups and often the reasons are not exactly a particular interest in the Word, as such.

          In people’s Religious motives there is always a mixture of motives from or sincere to sometimes less noble. Take a few minutes to reflect on your own interests. Think especially of additional aspects that may not always be primary but are nevertheless important to you as well.

          There are usually three reasons why people attend Cell groups namely: duty, guilt and social drive or pressure.

3.0 Energy

          All people are willing to spend little or a lot of energy on every cause they are involved in. For important and enjoyable matter more energy and for the less important little energy. The energy they spend depends on the benefit or results they get from it or what they can achieve through it. Many times the mere attendance or presence of some members in the cell group is all the energy they are willing to give. In other words, their mere presence is in their eyes enough energy and they are not at all willing or intend to react positively further or participate. They take time off but do not want to do anything.

4.0 Selfishness or Self-interest

          This is a very big destroyer of cell groups. The self-centered person is the one who usually has a lot to say and recommend. His active participation and recommendations (and also often criticism) are the main reason for him to be present. Often this is also the end of his interest. He wants to assert himself at all times, and is usually an ardent advocate or contender. He himself is not willing to seek a solution, explanation or planning with others because he alone is right. Such a person can cause a lot of damage to groups and their gatherings.

5.0 How to Motivate People in Cell Groups

          There are basically three factors that affect all people and therefore also group members, namely: Need to be part of a group, need for the meaning of life and acceptance. Unfortunately, the topic is much more complicated than a mere classification, but it is an approach that yields overwhelmingly positive results in most cases.

5.1 Provide for the needs of Man

          Defining the deeper need of man is not easy. About the most important physical survival we will not say much simply because we usually can not do much about it in cell capacity. Care and provision are most certainly the most important factor in any person’s life and to say here that a cell group should always be aware of this and try to help is the single most important task there is. However, to see a cell group as a charity and resource is very unfair to any member, and is not a method that should be applied to the growth and expansion of the group. However, it remains very important after a cell group has been established.

          The most important was spelled out for us in the famous Sermon on the Mount in Matt. 6: 19-33. Feel free to read it. We will now focus on Matt. 6: 31- 33.

          Matt. 6:31 ‘Therefore do not worry and say, ‘What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or what shall we wear?’

          Matt. 6:32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

          Matt. 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ‘

          For this purpose, we are going to look at three basic needs.

5.1.1 Need for Social Welfare

          It is to be with others and to be accepted by others. We need each other, even if we sometimes hurt, hurt or disappoint each other.

          Gen. 2:18 “It is not good for man to be alone.”

          There is a human need for other people, whether a partner, family, neighbors,

          friends, colleagues, soulmates. Is it right now to associate faith or the search for the kingdom of the Lord with this as well. Yes, because that was exactly what the

          “Ecclesia” or “Elect of God” in the “first church”.

Hand. 2: 6 ‘And day by day they continued with one accord in the temple and of the house.

5.1.2 Need for the Meaning of Life

          All people, whether they are aware of it or not, have a search for the meaning and significance of life. It involves answering or looking for questions like why is life actually going on? Where do I fit in? How do I find God? How am I saved? Why the setbacks, sometimes tragedies in their lives? Why in mine? How do I handle or process events good, bad or bad?

          Usually it is these questions that pop up in crisis situations. All people are faced with the search for answers, especially in times of need, tragedy or death of loved ones. These questions are always accompanied by faith and religion. Cell groups are best set up to be ready with answers, support and assistance.

5.1.3 Seeking Recognition and Acceptance

          All people have a need for recognition, acceptance, understanding, trust. This potential is so important to everyone, but it is often not encouraged. In times when the way of life and pattern for people was less complicated, it was easy to apply a profession, life outlook and religious outlook. Today it is much more complex and needs people to be assured of their choices. Encouragement to find this search with God ultimately provides a firm anchor and makes such a life more meaningful and meaningful.

          Cell group leaders can be a very powerful encouragement in this direction to equip and empower people in their own lives.

          broke home bread and their food with joy and simplicity of heart

5.2 Motivation of Group members

          To motivate members, there are basically five ways, or systems, in which people respond positively. It is important to remember that not everyone will be motivated in the same way. What may be a motivation for me may leave someone else totally cold. So do not just brag or try to apply your own preference.

 5.2.1. Compassion and Understanding This is explained with words such as ‘give’, ‘serve’, ‘support’, ‘share’,

 ‘love’. Sincerity in this and a practical application of it works for many as a positive reactor. People who always try to help others with compassion and dedication can often achieve a lot and encourage others to do the same. Such a leader who ‘cares’ motivates the group very much.

5.2.2 Being together and in a group

 People are motivated if they can be part of the group, with the others, like a family, to be at home among each other and with each other. For


          So the first motivation is to make members or people feel at home, to get to know people,

          get involved, share their lives, talk about them

          themselves and their circumstances.

For them, it is ‘good to be here’. Such a leader for whom the acceptance and involvement of others means a lot (more than his own dislikes and preferences) attracts and motivates many who just ‘feel good to be here’.

5.2.3 Challenge and Objective

          It’s for people who love to do, are adventurous, like to tackle something. Leaders should keep in mind that there may always be one or two such members present. They need to be stimulated and encouraged. They like projects, and get bored very quickly when nothing is going on or nothing is being done. Confidence and encouragement to tackle something practical or theoretical as a task will greatly motivate such members.

5.2.4 Reasonableness and Acceptance

            The activity of such a group must be clearly spelled out for this type of person. That which is said and done and taught must be reasonable, acceptable, and proved to such members. If they are convinced then they remain faithful.

5.2.5 Loyalty

          There is a large group of people for whom loyalty and duty remain the greatest motivation for a cause. They will usually not easily say yes to a case, but once they are convinced, nothing will stop or stop them. They usually form the core on which the group can always rely. For them, “duty” is “commitment”

          ‘Promise’ is of primary importance and expects the same from leaders and fellow group members.

6.0 Five Facets

          These five facets that we have mentioned that occur in different members must be considered very carefully if a leader wants to motivate them. Motivation by applying the wrong method will have a negative effect. It is also important that a leader remembers that not all people are on the same spiritual level. There may be a time in a person’s life when specific knowledge of the Bible is very important to him or her. Perhaps there is another problem that makes spiritual growth less favorable for a person at that moment. All of these aspects need to be carefully considered by a cell leader.

          Simply giving and doing what seems or seems important to you as a leader is not always the right way. Give water and food without neglect, but create space for everyone.

Reading 9

It will be divided into five chapters.

1.0 Group establishment phase

          Before starting a group, it is important to ask a few questions. The purpose of the group? Who are group members? How to reach others? The place where the group meets? How often.

1.1 Purpose

          It is necessary to be precise about the objectives of the group. Members who know exactly what it’s going to know what they are getting themselves into and will eventually be more likely to persevere as well. Honesty, sincerity and clarity are the watchwords.

1.2 Members

        Who will be asked to become part of the group is very important. Many times the choice of group members is to some extent beyond the leader’s control. However, much needs to be guarded against this. The golden rule is that a person who is not “teachable” will also often disrupt the group and the leader must be very careful about this.

1.3 Approach

          Make it clear and do not try to attract a person with promises such as ‘it will require very little attention from you’. The greater the commitment with which someone makes himself available, the more his ultimate involvement and participation will be.

1.4 Location

          The use of rooms and halls is usually not intimate, warm, friendly and hospitable. Homes are best suited for a believing cell group. The atmosphere is more suitable because all the activities of the cell group are involvement of members in their own environment and living circles. A very important arrangement about the ‘hostess’ of such a cell group is that at most only ‘coffee, tea and soft drinks’ should be offered. This prevents an eventual competition from entertaining or treating.

1.5 Time

          Members need to reflect on this together. Try to be fairly specific and avoid too short sessions as well as too long, boring or difficult topics take time to dedicate to meetings.

2.0 Development phase

          This is a very important phase and determines the course of the group’s survival. Written or unwritten rules are established here. The leader will in most cases involuntarily set the norms there. It is important to speak openly about how the group will function, act and deal with conflict. The most difficult are usually the rules that are not pronounced, because it may give an undesirable direction and may lead to early doom.

2.1 A family matter

          Because a group will become like a family, it is necessary that norms be established both for the comfort of each other and the protection of each other. The leader here will have the responsibility to articulate the norms. Avoid negative rules like ‘we do not interfere’. It is preferable that such a confrontation does not occur, of course, but to institute it as a rule hinders the boldness with one another. Rather set the rule that we will recognize the right of everyone but may not exploit or challenge. It is, of course, the leader’s duty to defuse such situations.

2.2 Arrangements and management Level This is to clearly notify everyone of arrangements such as where and when the next meeting will be. If the leader himself can not or does not want to handle these matters, he can delegate someone for this. It includes important contact and phone numbers and that everyone will know about, and remember, or be reminded of. The administrations, records, birthdays or other important arrangements, dates that can influence the group or allow better relationships to be built and maintained are discussed here. 2.3 Agenda and management Level This is about how and to what the meeting will devote its time and attention. It is an agreement on the performance of the group. Its purpose and objectives. It is important that complete agreement and involvement on this and that will be obtained. It usually goes well if the arrangements were clearly outlined and everyone knows how to work together. 2.4 The Emotional or Spiritual Level This is the most difficult level and is often not articulated or outlined, but it is about the climate or style of group operation. the ‘acceptance, recognition and comfort level or safe experience’ of the group as a whole is important to everyone here. It makes you feel at home and wanting to be there.

3.0 The Expansion Phase

             Here is the phase where conflict management, processing and application can affect the group positively or negatively (success or downfall). It is now time for the leader not to want to solve or carry out everything himself. The group must now begin to support and carry each other, and tolerate. Communication does not now center only through and to the leader. The leader must now learn not to want to react to, answer, explain and give an account of everything.

3.1 Conflict

          The leader must now no longer try to sublimate or stifle all conflict himself. He now allows a fair, equitable and uniform assessment to take place. There is no winner or loser here. Everyone’s input is important; however, it must remain clean and sincere. A leader will always try to maintain the following thoughts and teach others the same.

3.1.1 Everyone is needed

          Everyone makes mistakes, but everyone is valuable and necessary to each other.

3.1.2 Conflict is necessary

          It is part of being human. It creates new opportunities, new contemplation and new application or change.

3.1.3 Others’ mistakes

          During conflict, everyone should scramble to seize the opportunity or magnify, deepen, or trumpet others’ mistakes. Handle it clean and fair. The leader in this is a philosopher not a judge.

3.1.4 Three Solutions

          Every human being deals with conflict in two ways. The first is to emerge victorious. The second is to withdraw. God’s way is to forgive both of the previous solutions and offer to work together to share the solution with each other.

3.1.5 Trust the Lord

          This is only possible if you sincerely, honestly and justly desire a solution and do not want to enrich yourself or take advantage of it.

3.1.6 Change

             It must be unconditional. Many times we concede without really giving up our own selfish ‘legal case’. Changing my opinion for the better does not make me a loser.

3.1.7 Keep in mind the consequences

             The consequences of my irreconcilable action on conduct may harm the group as a whole. Ultimately, I harm my own cause for the sake of my personal knowledge.

3.1.8 Do not ignore

             Postponing or avoiding or ignoring the conflict only extends it again to somewhere in the future. Keep the Scriptures in mind and “do not let the sun go down on your wrath.” It only harms your own peace and ultimate health.

4.0 The Production Phase

             This phase must follow the development phase, otherwise the group starts to ‘stagnate’. It’s time to reach out to the ‘outside group’. The group found, polished, adapted and refined each other. Now healthy growth must take place outside, otherwise the group dies a slow fading death. The English motto of ‘use it or lose it’ applies here.

4.1 Use the SPIRIT gifts

          What happened in the cell group must now be applied. Identify the members’ gifts. Encourage them to use it and reward them with appreciation for their effort.

4.2 Identify new Leaders Every gift that everyone has received and developed must now be empowered to act. They can only act if they have the authority. It is now awarded and everyone should be aware of it. This is not a ‘secret mission’. 4.3 Holiday season Reward all the hard work with enough time for celebration and gratitude. 5.0 Dissolution phase Formally joining a group is absolutely essential. It became time to leave the nest and fly. 5.1 A conclusion Simply killing a group leaves members with a sense of guilt or unfinished business. It hurts everyone’s ego and pride. Instead of concluding satisfaction and success on a high note and level, we may then create defeat and frustration over the actual death throes. By officially closing, it gives everyone a chance to take a breather and then start a new group.

5.2 A New Beginning

          Encourage all members to make a fresh start on their own. Make it clear that you as a leader will always be available, not to lead the new group, but to help the leader. The cell has grown, it must divide and grow again to stay alive. Do not try to prevent it.

5.3 An agreement

          Make a definite agreement not to use the members of the new cell group themselves to establish a new cell, but to allow the division to take place with mutual recognition and consent.