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(The Church Without Walls)

Throughout the world, there is a remnant of people which the Lord is raising up in this last day.  For a variety of reasons, many of them are out of the church structure.  Some are in Cell and home groups meetings and others are not in fellowship with the body of Christ. In reality, the cell/home groups are a direct reflection of the body of Christ in the book of Acts. So let us without prejudice

 meditate upon the following scriptures:

    Acts 2:46-47 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

No one can deny that the power of God was manifested in the early church and most certainly no one can deny that the believer's were turning the world upside down (Acts 17:6).  The ENTIRE body of Christ was functional and empowered by the Holy Spirit as evidenced through the life of Stephen and the lives of many others.  They were a corporate body and were joined to one another with common purpose.  The corporate body of Christ is to be a COMPLETE MAN and we believe that the Lord has called us to be a part of the gathering of these groups of people for the purpose of divine connection and empowerment.  It is our desire to provide a canopy for those needing strength and affiliation.  To motivate, inspire, and equip them in their ministries.

     "And he gave some [to be] apostles, and some, prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect [or complete] man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; that we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ, FROM WHOM THE WHOLE BODY FITLY JOINED TOGETHER AND COMPACTED BY THAT WHICH EVERY JOINT SUPPLIETH [bold mine] according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love."   Ephesians 4:11-16

A joint is not a member but rather is that part which connects the members.  These joints are the connected ministries which supply the body and will explode the gospel to the nations in this endtime. Be it known, that we are not opposed to a physical church meeting in a building, but we also recognize that the Church is a spiritual house that it is universal in it's nature and includes ALL believers.  The Church Without Walls is not a church, not an organization!  Rather it is an organism, the living church.  When we think of the body of Christ and Jesus as the head, we begin to realize that the body is made up of many cells!  What do cells do?  They divide and multiply.  That is what keeps the body healthy.

The entire body of Christ is called to the ministry of reconciliation. The structure of the church itself, within it's walls cannot give place to all the giftings and callings which are present in their body.   I Corinthians 14:26: "How is it then, brethren, when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying."  There just is not enough time nor space to do it!  And the reason why is because the work of the ministry is not within the church walls.  Home groups will allow various callings and giftings to find expression thereby encouraging believers everywhere in the work of the ministry, thereby causing the church to grow.  This will birth churches, add to the local church and strengthen the body of Christ.  There is a remnant of shepherds today which are beginning to see the overall picture and understand the importance of the ministry of the body of Christ.

Cell groups will be healthy and grow if they are connected.  Today, there are many cell groups or home fellowships that are located in the same areas, just as it was in the early church.  In the early church, Christians came together in large gatherings—on Solomon's Porch (Acts 3:11; 5:12 and smaller gatherings in their homes (Rom.16:5; I Cor.16:19).  Their large gatherings were much like our conferences today where they would come together to hear the Lord through Paul and others.

In these cell groups, a spiritual progression of maturity arises.: The progression is from the individual discovery of spiritual gifts and individual ministries (cell groups) to the individual cell groups coming together once a month to become the Body of Christ (Body Ministry) to the "whole body" sending forth ministry teams joined together with other local ministry teams (cross pollination).

Cell or home groups are informal and don't place pressure on those who attend.  It is a place where the Holy Spirit can teach and encourage believers in the discovery of their destiny and function in the body of Christ and also encourages them to participate in ministering to others.  It is a place to grow, to give them the confidence to go out and minister to others. 

Most churches will not approve of cell or home groups either because they want to control their people or they genuinely fear that people within the groups will control or mislead the people.  May I say here, that those rebels are both within and without the church! We believe that to encourage the body in ministry prevents the rebellious attitude.  When people have a 'million dollars and are not allowed to spend it", they become frustrated.  So it is with believers.  There is a fire which is shut up in the body of Christ that when released will spark the heart of evangelism globally.  Corporate Body Ministry prevents individual cell groups from turning inward and thus becoming renegade cells.

As stated before, we are not against the local church.  Our focus is to develop the Church Without Walls globally.  Through this development, new churches will arise in the earth proclaiming kingdom principles and present truth.  It is the hour of the revealing of the 'hidden seed', a people who have been on the backside of the mountain being prepared of our Father for such a time as this. 

Today, we are working with home groups and those who have recognized their calling into the ministry. Click the following:  The Church Without Walls if you would like to be a part of this last day ministry or if you have home fellowship meetings/Bible Study Groups, send us the location and times of your meetings and we will post them on our website!