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.