What are cell groups or Church fellowships ?

Cell groups are small groups that meet on a regular basis outside the church setting.

Biblical basis of cell groups

It was the practice of the early church

(Acts 2:44-46 NIV)  All the believers were together and had everything in common. {45} Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. {46} Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts…

The early believers met in the temple courts very much like the modern day Christians meet in church. But not only that. They also meet in their homes. Many churches practice the home cell concept. This means that besides meeting in church during the weekends, the church members also meet in a smaller group setting in homes during the weekday.

While the home cell concept seems like a new phenomenon, it is really not. It had been the practice right from the birth of the early church. Churches that practice this are not adopting a new thing but simply going back to the basics.

It is a commandment

(Hebrews 10:25 NIV)  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Christians should meet together, all the more as they see the last days approaching. We are much closer to the last days that the early church believers. There is so much deterioration going on in our world that Christians just cannot survive on their own. We need to take advantage of the strength that comes from being together.