People at my church talked about love, but it was obvious that I did not belong…
If God is love, why are do most Christians on TV seem pissed off?
When I read the Bible, I can relate to who Jesus was and what he taught, but church does not seem to focus on those things.
I hate being preached to. Until you know me and who I really am, do not tell me what you think of what I do. You have not earned that right.
Church seems to be more of a business than a calling to change lives.
Why are there some many big churches and so many homeless people?
These songs suck. My dad’s a drunk and my mom’s a whore, so I’ll pass singing about God’s grace.
Let’s Lay Down Goals Cell groups focus on mentoring at all times Cell groups focus on simple contact tracking Cell groups have leaders who believe that being a disciple is a 24/7 job Organization
Cell groups focus on the core principals of Jesus teachings that are easy to relate to:
God’s unconditional love
The importance of prayer
A sense of calling and service, inviting others to Jesus
The importance of baptism
The need to grow as a family / fellowship
The importance of giving and sacrifice
God Focused and Jesus Based Cell groups prepare for worship to be derailed at any moment Cell groups are scheduled (time and place) based on need Cell groups use themes based on the needs of the group Flexibility Cell groups typically do not have sermons Cell groups focus on listening to everyone’s thoughts and opinions Cell groups understand that ministry is 24/7 Cell groups discuss real issues in a safe way, very few topics are off-limits Deep Investment Cell groups do not own buildings / Do not meet in chuches Cell groups redefine offering Cell groups focus on minimizing costs over “nice to haves” Keep Costs Low