Seven Stated Purposes of Cell Groups
1 - To grow in intimacy with the Lord.
“I have quieted and stilled my soul like a weaned child on it’s mothers lap; like a contented child is my soul. Hope in the Lord, O Israel, now and forever.” (Psalm 131)
2 - To grow in love of one another.
“I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have loved you” (In 13:34)
3 - To share Jesus with others.
"in the same way your light must shine in people's sight, , so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven" (Mt 5:14-16)
4 - To serve within the community.
“Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these varied graces of God, put it at the service of others” (1Pt 4:10)
5 - To give and receive support.
”Rejoice with others when they rejoice, and be sad with those in sorrow” (Rm 12:15)
6 - To raise up new leaders.
"Pass on to reliable people what you have heard from me through many witnesses, so that they in turn will be able to teach others” (ZTm 2:2)
7 - To deepen our Christian identity.
“May you be established in love, that you may obtain all the riches of a full understanding and know the mystery of God, Christ himself. For in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col 2:2-3)
Some text on Parish Cells is taken by permission and with thanks from Parish Cells of Ireland, National Parish Cell System Of Evangelisation England