. THE "CHURCH GROWTH INTERNATIONAL" MINISTRY
This ministry was founded in 1976 by David Yonggi Cho. It is headquartered in Seoul, Korea at The Yoido Full Gospel Church Complex. It features conferences, printed materials, and The "Church Growth" Magazine which goes out to some 179 countries.
The "Church Growth International" Ministry is interdenominational in order to promote Christian love and unity in The Body of Christ. The C.G.I. ministry teaches church leaders and laypeople about the Biblical principles regarding church growth and also the amazing home cell system which was first established in The New Testament Church.
The "Church Growth International" Conferences are held every year in many countries, and the main "Church Growth International" Conference is held in Seoul, Korea at least every two years, which usually includes massive prayer rallys at The Olympic Main Stadium, visits to The Korean Home Cell Groups, Plenary sessions with Christian, world leaders, attendance at the worship services in The Yoido Full Gospel Church, and a life-changing visit to The Osanri Prayer Mountain.
THE 21st CHURCH GROWTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMBINED WITH THE 62ND HOME CELL LEADERS CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN SEOUL, KOREA FROM OCT. 11-17, 2005.
The "Grand Prayer Rally for World Peace and Salvation" was held on Oct. 14th, and it consisted of Christians who were gathered to pray for world peace and also for Salvation through The Holy Spirit. The CHURCH GROWTH INTERNATIONAL is the ministry which sponsors and coordinates the many "Church Growth International" Conferences held in Seoul, Korea and other countries throughout the world.
Over 100,000 Korean and "Church Growth International" delegates prayed at The World Cup Stadium. Some of the many speakers were: David Yonggi Cho, Benny Hinn, Theo Wolmarans and Casey Treat. The main speakers at The "Church Growth International" Conference were members of The "Church Growth International" Board of Directors and Yoido Full Gospel Church Elders and other Korean officials. The main C.G.I. Conference speakers were: David Yonggi Cho, C. Peter Wagner, Marilyn Hickey, Betta Mengistu, Bob Rodgers, James Marocco, and many others.
David Yonggi Cho founded The "Yoido Full Gospel Church" with 5 members in an old Marine tent in 1958. It now stands majestically on The Yoido Island in Seoul, Korea.
Pastor Cho was a Buddhist at the age of 17, and he was dying of tuberculosis. He cried out to Buddha to no avail. He was at death's door, and the young Yonggi Cho was coughing up blood. However, The Lord Jesus Christ had better plans for Yonggi Cho.
The Lord sent a young girl to witness to Yonggi Cho about The Lord Jesus Christ, and she gave Yonggi Cho a Bible. Yonggi Cho cried out to Jesus Christ, and he was instantly saved, delivered from Buddhism, healed and Baptized in The Holy Spirit.
Out of the war-torn period of South Korea in 1958; The Lord raised up David Yonggi Cho in order to preach the "good news" of Jesus Christ and to start The New Testament "Home Cell System" in his church. Through The Home Cell System, Christians can pray, study The Word of God, praise and worship God, evangelize and have close koinonia fellowship in their own homes. Through The "Home Cell System", Christians can grow both numerically (through evangelism) and vertically (through study of The Word of God, prayer, praise and ministry to each other and those in their areas).
The Home Cell System is a means whereby a Christian individual, church or group can be used by The Lord Jesus Christ, and be led by The Holy Spirit to have a wonderful church in the peaceful, loving, home environment. A church can consist of even two people who come together in The Lord Jesus' Name! The Bible says that where two or more people are gathered in The Name of The Lord Jesus Christ; He is in the midst of them.
There is no need for any more buildings in order to have a home cell group. The church is not made of bricks, blocks, wood and mortar; it is made of living stones. God's people comprise the church, and the church is found where God's people put Jesus Christ as The Head of The Church, and they follow Him, and they are led by The Holy Spirit in all that they do in the church.
It is the way the first church started, and it spread throughout the known world at that time. The church needs to regain its righteousness in order to regain its authority and power on this earth.
The Christians met from house-to-house, and they knew each other well through this casual, simple, but yet extremely efficient and effective method. The Christians came together in each other's homes to break bread together, and to break open The Book of Life (The Bible).
The Christians grew in love, unity and wisdom, and they multiplied greatly during the days that they implemented The home cells or home group meetings. The Home Cell Groups must be led by The Holy Spirit, and then they will be done decently, in order, and they will be a powerful resource for the glory of God.
The Holy Spirit fruit, gifts and Truth will be manifested in these small groups, and it will draw unbelievers to The Lord Jesus Christ. The Home Cell groups' love and unity will be a glorious witness to all others.
Jesus Prays for All Believers:
John 17:20,"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, 21,that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. 22,I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are one: 23, I in them and You in Me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me. 24,"Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, and to see My glory, the glory you have given Me because you loved Me before the creation of the world. 25,"Righteous Father, though the world does not know You, I know You, and they know that You have sent Me. 26, I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the love you have for Me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
When The Church becomes "one" then the world will know that God, The Father sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for each and every person on earth. When The Church is "one" as Jesus Christ and His Father God are one, then the world will know the Truth and The "Good News" of The love that God bestowed upon all men, women and children.
Through The amazing Home Cell System; we can become one in God's love. How? By coming together in love, worship, prayer, study of the pure and holy Word of God, caring for one another, sharing, and ministering to each other and to all those in our area of influence.
The ways of God are wonderful and yet they are simple, convenient and they are free-of-charge. Jesus never charged anyone for His services, and He only went where He was led by His Father. We should only do and go where we are led by The Holy Spirit, and The Holy Spirit will do the rest.
The Home Cell System is not a set of techniques, rules or methods, but it is a lifestyle of using one's home for God's glorious purposes. The Home Cell or Home Cell System is merely a home or a group of homes which are used to further The Kingdom of God on this earth.
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