“And day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47 NASB
Developing effective mission-focused small groups on or off campus.
Practical Cell ideas or insights:
- Churches must be prepared not to gather students out of the campus and the culture into their own church dynamic.
- Churches provide the necessary pastoral and accountability relationships for effective student cells.
- Cells and cell leaders need to have a coach. Student cells that have been the most successful have had a fairly high investment from either a church leader or worker.
- If you are interested in setting up a cell in your college, you will need to gather people around you who are also interested.
- The goal of a cell gathering, on or off campus, is to build trusting open relationships where gifts can be discovered, group members can be built up and where the group can work together in evengelism.
- It will not be necessary to become a recognized group on campus at this stage.
Cell related websites:
Tools for Mentoring – Excellent college age geared small group studies on the practicals of living for and loving God.
Joel Comiskey Group – Cell basics
Building Small Groups – Best practices that can provide focus and foundation for student leaders, coaches, pastors and cell members.
Fusion U.K. – Training and resourcing those involved in student mission.
Below are some helpful resources to get you started in launching an effective cell ministry on campus. For a complete list of the other Fusion resources available on this site please see our materials page.