Now in the US, the cell church is viewed as a fad that has passed. Sadly, during the 1990s, cell church got associated with the mega-church/church growth focus and now it has been written off as passe. Overseas, it is a different story. My former colleague, Jim Egli, spent three years writing training modules for church leaders who wanted to transition to the cell church approach. Recently we learned that Robert Lay, the leader of the cell church movement in Brazil is still using that training and will lead 1000s of pastors through it over the next year.
While the tendency in America for fad hopping has led church leaders on to other pastures, there is one writer who has remained true to the cell church vision. His name is Joel Comiskey, and he has just published what may be the best book on the cell church ever.
It’s calls Myths and Truths of the Cell Church. (Read parts of the book by clicking here.) Joel deals with common misunderstandings about the cell church and about how cell groups work. From myths about the cell church being a mega church strategy to those about cell groups having to multiply within a certain time frame, this book reveals truths that will break false conceptions that have hindered the cell church strategy from being effective.
If you embrace the cell church strategy, this book is an absolute must. But even if you don’t and you have small groups, then it’s really close to being a must.
For a list of the top six books on the Cell Church, click here.