The followers of Jesus Christ in the United States who do not attend a local traditional church will grow from 30% to 70% in the next twenty years.
Ken and Vinni Henson
The most common form of the church around the world, which in spite of national and international trends is a home based or cell based church. These churches around the world are springing up and thriving. The 25 largest churches (See earlier blog article on Growth Mix) in the world have all grown and are built using this strategy.
It was the most common form of the church in New Testament times and it still flourishing today.
|Student Body Nava Jeva Ashram|
|A new church in Kissi. Kenya The cells are gathered.|
This 2 year old church has seen 140 plus new converts
in the last 6 months
|Teaching At Nava Jeva Ashram|
|A Cell Church Baptism|
|The congregation in Kissi Kenya gathered |
to learn how to be more effective in
reaching the lost. In spite of their growth over
the past year their passion for
reaching the lost has not diminished.
|John and Mary Thannickal|
Nava Jeva Ashram
- The universal church that has in it all believers of all time who are in this church by virtue of their relationship with Jesus Christ
- A church gathered in a local town or region where believers, usually a larger number than could meet in a home, came normally on a set time to a set place for worship teaching etc.
- A group of Christians who met in a home and were the witness to Christ in that community and the group practiced the essentials of what a local church is to be and do.
Congregation of Village Church Plant