On Thursday and Friday of last week, I read through an excellent book by Joel Comiskey entitled, Leadership Explosion.
This is a book that my organization publishes, and we're revising it with new wording on the inside of the book and a fresh new cover design (which should be released in a few weeks).
One of the decisions the author and I made for this book was to change his use of the word "cell," changing it to "small group." It seems that many people associate "cell group" with an antiquated church growth gimmick from the 90's and others associate it with terrorism.
How do you feel about the term "cell group?" Do you avoid books who use this term instead of "small group?" How about using a book in your church to train your leaders? Do you prefer the generic "small group" label when you consider what you'll use to train others?
I'd really appreciate your comments on this blog post... let me know what you call your groups and what you think about the term "cell group," positive, neutral, or negative.