Different Types of Churches
Most small group worshiping communities in Life Together Churches will fall into one of three categories: simple church, cell church and house church. Simple church is church at its most basic level. It may be a gathering in a coffee shop, on the beach, or in a home. It is, by definition, simple. It focuses on people, rather than programs and structure. Cell church can be seen as multiple simple churches linked together to form a hierarchy of support and accountability. Usually a pastor oversees the cell groups and leads a monthly large group gathering. A house church is more autonomous than a cell church though it is often networked organically with other nearby house churches for occasional large group gatherings and other shared ministries.