A theological evaluation of the important role that “cell” or “small” groups play as a branch of the “mother church” from which they are birthed—with an emphasis on how they impact the surrounding community. Four main topics are explored as they relate to small group ministry in our postmodern society—prophetically glimpsing at its impact on the rest of the 21st century.
1. The theological dynamic of small groups and their importance in today’s society.
2. How fellowship and discipleship are worked-out as a result of small-groups—and how they supplement what the mother church can’t do on Sundays.
3. How leadership training evolves within the small group setting—with an emphasis on identifying, training, and launching fresh leaders in the Church.
4. Evangelism as a product of small group ministry—small groups touching society within the sphere of each member’s influence.