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About Student-Led Cell Groups

So you want to know more about Student-Led Cell Groups? In a nutshell, they are small group settings, where students are reaching out to their friends with the love and truth of Jesus Christ. In a typical small group setting you can expect fun and food, a time to go through some study material covering the bible and issues that students face, and prayer.

I remember reading a post in the old forum from a student, who obviously did not understand what student-led cell groups were. Nope, they are not a cult, not some strange club or clique that requires strange initiations to become a part of. It is simply students getting together to study cool things in the bible that are relevant and true, to pray for each other and for their school, communities or the world around them, and to build solid relationships with others their age.

STUDENT-LED CELL GROUPS - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Student-Led Cell Group?

A student-led cell group is a group of three to fifteen students from different backgrounds who share a common bond: they meet together for prayer, edification and evangelism.

What is the format of a Student-Led Outreach Cell?

Students invite their peers to meet with them in different homes each week or every other week. Cells range in size from three to fifteen students. A cell meeting lasts about 90 minutes. The format of the meeting is as follows:

  • Food (15 minutes). This allows the students to connect, relax and get some chitchat out of the way.

  • Ice Breaker (10 Minutes). This draws the group together, especially if there are visitors present. It also helps the leader discover the emotional condition of the group.

  • Vision Statement (5 minutes). Each week several key points are shared to further the vision of the cell and inform any new comers what they can expect from the group.

  • Cell Topic (45 minutes). Discussion of the meeting topic.

  • Gospel presentation, ministry time & prayer (15 minutes).

How do you develop & train student & adult leaders?

We develop student and adult leaders in the context of a leadership cell. Student leaders and their adult mentors gather weekly in the home of the youth worker. The format is different than an outreach cell:

  • Food

  • Ice Breaker. Much more in depth, vulnerable and revealing. Probing questions. This is where everybody gets honest about the real life stuff they go through every day.

  • Worship (20-30 minutes).

  • Message. A hard-hitting message with a two-fold purpose: 1. To further disciple student leaders; 2. To apply scripture to the weekly ministry in the outreach cell.

  • Break

  • Cell equipping/strategizing. Access current ministry, work through any question and concerns. Further training.

Ted Stump will be happy to consult with you about how to transition your ministry to a student-led cell group model. He travels nationally and internationally to work with ministries wishing to host a Training Seminar at their location. Please call 1-800-729-6884 for details or check out our Seminar Page for a Training Seminar near you. NOTE: Ted will be presenting a Special Training Workshop at the Youth Specialties Conventions in Austin, TX (Oct. 7-9) and Cincinnati, OH (Nov. 16-18).   Stop by our booth at all of the the Youth Specialties Conferences this year to sign up for your Free Vision Video and chat with Ted about how you can make the transition to student-led cell groups!

If you have a problem in your group or want to ask a question, please contact Ted or Linda via email or call 1-800-729 6884. Ask for a free copy of our Vision Video!  If you would like information about hosting a Training Seminar in your area, call Ted at 828-215-9400.

Please visit our NEWS page for cell group news & tips!

TESTIMONIES - What others are saying about Ted Stump and Student-Led Cell Groups

"The training seminar on Saturday was not only informative, but anointed of God. The feedback I have received from parents is overwhelmingly positive. In fact, one mother told me how difficult it is to keep her daughter's attention for any kind of presentation. However, her daughter told her of how absolutely much she enjoyed the whole day, and that the entire seminar kept her glued to her chair with her eyes, mind and heart wide open."

Jeffrey Fellman
Minister to Students

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