What is a cell-church?
In 1999, 2 teams from the Anglican Diocese of Sabah, Malaysia visited St. Paul’s church in view of missions and church empowerment. The second team focused more on church growth and leadership training. As a result, the pastoral team of St. Paul was encouraged to consider introducing the cell-church system, as practised at St. Patrick’s Church, Tawau, under the pastoral care of the Archdeacon Pastor Albert Vun. In November 1999, the pastoral team decided that by Easter 2000, the cell-church system would be implemented.
PRINCIPLES OF CELL-CHURCH
1. A commitment to a clear Vision and Strategy for growth
2. Reliance on the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit
3. A strong and God-anointed leader
4. The empowerment of each member to be able to minister
5. Totally structured as a cell church in which the cell is a microcosm of the Church
STRATEGIES FOR THE CELL-CHURCH STRUCTURE