What is a Cell Church?

What is a Cell Church?



Like the human body, which is made up of millions of cells (the basic unit of life), the life of the cell-based church is also in its cells (small groups in community).  In this context, believers actively seek a relationship with God, each other and with unbelievers.

Through these committed relationships, members encourage each other on to maturity in worship, edification, accountability and evangelism. This is true community.


The focus becomes the cells.  It is nearly impossible to nurture committed, effective relationships in the context of a large group.  The cell becomes the place where the community and relationship, ministry and evangelism develop most naturally and powerfully (Acts 2:42-47).  A gathering of the cells for celebration (Sunday Celebration Worship Service) joins each cell together as part of the larger body and provides corporate worship and times of teaching that bring the balance to the small group.

Every Member in Ministry

A fundamental belief is that all Christians should be growing in discipleship by being mentored and mentoring someone else.  This provides discipleship and rapid growth at all levels of maturity.  Mentoring helps to fulfill the biblical mandate for all Christians to be equipped for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11,12) and multiplies the discipleship process down into the cell.  The result of all-member equipping and ministry is a natural lifestyle evangelism.  Also the concept of every member in ministry encourages and validates those with a sense of market place ministry, breaking down the sacred/secular divide.




Jesus is at the Center of All that We Do!

Only Jesus changes people.

Every Member in Ministry

Every member feels they have a ministry and role key to revival.

Every Member Growing

Every person taking responsibility for their personal holiness and growth in their walk with Christ.


The spreading of the gospel and making disciples at the heart of cells.

Sacrificial love

Jesus demonstrated love by sacrifice. His is an example and challenge to all.


The building of relationships both within and without the cell produces community.

Honesty and Integrity

Honesty is the lifeblood of the community and the doorway to Christian growth, and integrity is essential to sharing the light of the world.


Locations and Service Times


10:30 am
Celebration Service at the Shepherding Center
2502 Crowders Creek Road
Gastonia, NC  28052


7:00 pm
Bible Study at the Shepherding Center


5:00 pm
Kid’s Club and Youth Bible Study at the Shepherding Center


9:30 am
Women’s Prayer Group

“How I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house, testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Acts 20:20-21

Come Join Us

Come and join us as we once again discover the joy of being the church.