A New Cell Culture

By Mario Vega, www.elim.org.sv The Elim Church in El Salvador transitioned to a cell church in 1986. That happened in a climate of great enthusiasm and passion. Remarkably, few people resisted the changes. Almost all of the congregation welcomed the theology of the...

Take the Necessary Time to Integrate

By Mario Vega, www.elim.org.sv Meetings in homes and celebrations in the church building must be integrated gradually. Churches that start as cell churches can integrate right away. A period of integration is unnecessary since the church begins as a cell church. On...

Integrating Cell and Celebration

By Mario Vega, www.elim.org.sv Our Elim churches foster a sense of community by maintaining a balance between cells and celebrations. The celebrations in our churches are not just events but our extended family gatherings. People who attend the celebration do so...

Christian Meetings in the New Testament

By Mario Vega, www.elim.org.sv Most references to churches in the New Testament refer to the church in the home. There is no doubt that the emphasis was on house-to-house meetings. We only have a few references to larger church gatherings. For example, the crowd...