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chet Posted - 12/23/2003 : 17:56:17
Posted - 12/20/2003 : 20:43:41

I've read everything available (that I could find) on cell ministry and transitioning to cell ministry. I firmly believe that is what the Lord has been saying to me for several years. (i'm hard headed is why it has taken so long).The only thing is that in our adult church there is 2 families. Yet in our kids church we have about 250 faithful kids . Many have been coming for 2 to 3 years. I live on the Oglala Lakota Sioux Indian Reservation and the adults are a very hardened people group. I believe the cell church is the only way to make a diference. The thing is I don't feel right in just abandoning all the kids that we have been investing in the past couple of years. Yet how do you organize all the kids into cell groups when there are only 2 adults to lead them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We divided the kids into small groups(30-40) a couple of years ago and were doing 7 services a week. To put them in groups of 12 would require at least 20 services a week. ANY IDES OR HELP IS APPRECIATED. in Christ
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daphne kirk Posted - 02/17/2006 : 20:28:45

Reconnecting the generations and releasing young people and children to have an uncompromising passion for Jesus with a heart for mission and evangelism.
daphne kirk Posted - 12/27/2003 : 04:09:59
Glad that was helpful. You are right that it will take time with these children, just as it does with adults BUT I believe it will release the children and yourselves to explode in ways you have probably only dreamt about.

I do have some materials that might help you to launch these childrens cells. Email me at G2gbusiness and I wil sent them as an attachment for you to use as you wish. My childrens equipping track is presently being revised so watch for its re launch later in the year!

I would love to help you in any way I can keep me posted as you walk this through

Daphne Kirk
Reconnecting the generations and releasing young people and children to have an uncompromising passion for Jesus with a heart for mission and evangelism.
chet Posted - 12/24/2003 : 15:26:05
That's kinda what I was thinking.It would probably take a year to transition ,maybe even longer, but it would help to establish a base of leadership among the kids that presently doesn't exist. I see that you have an equipping track for children, do you have any sample lessons ? I would like to see if it is something that would be beneficial for us. Are the lessons photocopiable or do you need a book per child? Please let me know.
in Christ
daphne kirk Posted - 12/24/2003 : 09:08:04
Wow .. what a great problem! I agree that you dont want to abandon these children. Here is AN idea - others reading this may have other solutions they can offer.

If you focus on 12 children who:
are leaders in that they are children
other children follow,
love Jesus,
are teachable
you have relationship with

and meet regularly with them using the cell format of the 4 W's Model it VERY tightly so they can see how to run a childrens small group (cell. This would be 6 children with one adult leader

Continue this until these children are really worshipping, praying, sharing, moving in the gifts, reaching out to their peers etc Keep to the 4W's - welcome, worship, word (with application to their own lives), witness (praying for the lostand being equipped to evangelise)

Gradually give them more responsibility for the group

THEN...... let them lead this small group with the adult present. Maybe a month each.

UNTIL they begin leading a small group of 6 children themselves (maybe two leaders to one group) with adult support and coaching.
If all these groups meet at one time in one place then you can offer help when needed so long as you stay out of leading a group yourselves!

This pattern of releasing children cn be continued until you have the chidlren in peer led small groups.

Along side this they would still need to meet as a large group (the two winged church)

How does this sound for starters?

Any other ideas "out there" do come on board.

I am happy to keep dialoguing on this - be encouraged, Jesus is has given you these children, he wants their families too but meanwhile I pray that the Holy Spirit releases His creativity so that these precious children can be discipled to be the nation changers they were created to be!

Daphne Kirk
Reconnecting the generations and releasing young people and children to have an uncompromising passion for Jesus with a heart for mission and evangelism.

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