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Does the cell church strategy work in North America? We hear about exciting cell churches in Colombia and Korea, but where are the dynamic North American cell churches? This book not only declares that the cell church concept does work in North America but dedicates an entire chapter to examining North American churches that are successfully using the cell strategy to grow in quality and quantity. This book provides the latest statistical research about the North American church and explains why the cell church approach restores health and growth to the church today. More than anything else, this book will provide practical solutions for pastors and lay leaders to use in implementing cell-based ministry.
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Joel Comiskey (Doctor. Seminario Fuller) es un supervisor de la iglesia celular internacionalmente reconocido, consultor y fundador de Joel Comiskey Group (Grupo de Joel Comiskey). Ha servido como misionero con la C&MA en Quito, Ecuador. Inicio una iglesia basada en celulas en el sur de California, y ahora supervisa a pastores en el ministerio de grupos celulares. Joel ha escrito algunos de los libros mas vendidos en el movimiento de grupos celulares en todo el mundo (best sellers), y ensena como catedratico adjunto en el Seminario Teologico Tozer. Joel y su esposa Celyce, tienen tres hijas y viven en Moreno Valley, California.
Joel Comiskey currently resides in the state of California. Joel Comiskey was born in 1956.
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Real Solutions May 18, 2005
This is a great book. As an emerging cell-church pastor I particularly appreciated the lack of focus on a "model" cell church. Joel lays out the necessary principles to become an effective, missional, cell-church without espousing a particular method or system. The principles in this book can be ingested and then given individual expression in any community of believers. I would also recommend this book to anyone seeking more information about what a cell church is, or contemplating becoming a relationship-driven community.
Great new USA data on cell-based churches Apr 1, 2005
Comiskey has done a great job of giving page after page after page of US churches that are making cell group-based ministry work well. These churches are from every background-Pentecostal to Charismatic to Conservative Southern Baptist churches.
This book complements his previous writing, published by www.cellgrouppeople.com and is a good read for pastors looking at the model from the outside. It's also a good read for pastors doing cell groups now because it corrects numerous misconceptions not found in other books.
Wow...What a book! Feb 12, 2005
Wow...what a book. As a layperson I have been intrigued by the massive growth of churches in other countries especially Pastor David Cho's church in South Korea. I always wondered why not in North America? I had a suspicion that because of the United States emphasis on individuality and privacy that a massive church on par with ones in Colombia, Korea, and Chile was simply not possible here. Yet my heart longed for that revival. Joel Comiskey's groundbreaking book on transforming the North American Church is a giant and exciting step towards realizing that the church in North America will begin to "catch up." I was so involved in the book! Chapters 1 and 2 are sobering for Christians to read. The State of the North American Church (chapter 1) is stunning to read but wait Comiskey offers hope! One can not read this book without reflecting on theirown experience but at the same time getting excited about the possibilities for the church in North America! What is lacking in the North American church is frankly discussed and offers conviction and motivation to the reader to see things differently. Clearly discussed is the application of the Cell Church to North America. Chapters 6-14 are exceptional in helping one understand the cell church model and it's flexibility for every situation. I must pause here. The most important chapter of the book and the one Comiskey gives a paramount emphasis to is Chapter 6. In this chapter he discusses the need for prayer to be the foundation for any church. Churches that pray are seeing God do amazing things. It isn't the model that brings new believers to the church it is prayer and only prayer that brings lasting change and insight. As Comiskey writes people go to church to see Jesus. It is not the program or technique that makes a difference, it is prayer. Here I believe is the essence of the book that should reassure any skeptic about building churches for Jesus. An extremely well researched book with insightful and helpful ways to expand the church in North America has not forgotten the essence to seeing God work and that begins when we are on our knees. I am excited to discuss this book with others including my pastor. Although I attend a rather large church (over 2000) the need to be a part of a community of believers in a small group (cell) I believe is so necessary and is the key area that is missing in the North American Church. I know now that cell churches can be successful in North America and I can't wait to see God's blessing on the North American Church. Soon we will experience God's Harvest and this book will definitely help us get there. May we all be excited about spreading the Gospel in our neighborhoods.
What really works Dec 6, 2004
This book is practical, fact based, encouraging, and at times wonderfully uncomfortable. If like me you've wanted, or tried, to start or transition to a cell based church, this is a must. Its worth the price alone just for the idea of the "radical middle" and what works in North America.
A Helpful Analysis of the Cell Churches in America Nov 23, 2004
Joel's latest book is the application of years of watching and processing what is happening in the Christian church in America. Many have been attempting to apply Cell church methodology to the U.S. context, but few have been able to distill the driving elements and principles for success like Joel has in his latest book. It will undoubtable become a central tool for churches attempting to adopt a Cell Church approach.