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Overview 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 cellbased ministry. NOTE THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED "CELL CHURCH SOLUTIONS TRANSFORMING THE CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA." IT NOW HAS A NEW TITLE NEW SECTION AND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REEDITED.
Publishers Description 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. NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED "CELL CHURCH SOLUTIONS: TRANSFORMING THE CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA." IT NOW HAS A NEW TITLE, NEW SECTION, AND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RE-EDITED.
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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.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Church that Multiplies: Growing a Healthy Cell Church in North America?
Super convincing case Feb 6, 2008
This explanation of cell church theory as it relates to the special conditions in North American culture makes an excellent case for why cell churches will work anywhere. Disciple making plays a key part in multiplying cell groups in this model, and this book includes helpful chapters on making disciples, training, and coaching. Comisky includes numerous examples of churches in America where the cell-based strategy is bearing impressive fruit. Comisky's work is persuasive and thoughtful. Read this book. - Dennis McCallum author, Organic Disciplemaking: How to promote Christian leadership development through personal relationships, biblical discipleship, mentoring, and Christian community
Are You Looking For Multiplication In Your Church? Jan 29, 2008
As a member of a cell church, I found this book very interesting. I find that having these cells inside of the church body help to give the church a more unified feeling. This book is great for pastors that are unsure of whether to adopt the cell church philosophy, because it gives all of the information that they will need to implement this type of ministry in their church. It is well written and easy to understand and follow. If you want to learn more about this movement, then you will want to get this book.
Real Solutions May 19, 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.