member of CFC-FFL belongs to a cell group called a household.
It is intended for personal pastoral support. It meets regularly.
are the meetings at different levels.
The household meets once a week (led by the Household Servant),
every week throughout the whole year1. 3 are
regular household meetings2 and 1 is a chapter
household servant has a 1-to-1 with the host prior to the
The Household Servant has 3 lower household meetings (per
above), 1 chapter prayer assembly, and 3 upper household
meetings (with the Unit Servant). Of these latter 3, 2 are
regular household meetings and 1 is a service meeting4
Unit Servant has a 1-to-1 with the host prior to the household
The Unit Servant has 3 lower household meetings (per above),
1 chapter prayer assembly, and 3 upper household meetings
(with the Chapter Servant)6. Of these latter
3, 2 are regular household meetings and 1 is a service meeting.
Chapter Servant has a 1-to-1 with the host prior to the
The Chapter Servant has 3 lower household meetings (per
above), 1 chapter prayer assembly, 2 upper household meetings
(with the Cluster Servant), and attends the Seniors Assembly.
Cluster Servant has a 1-to-1 with the host prior to the
The Cluster Servant has 2 lower household meetings (per
above), 1 chapter prayer assembly7, 2 upper household
meetings8, and attends the Seniors Assembly.
The District Servant normally belongs to a fraternal group9,
which meets twice a month for a regular household meeting.
He may or maynot handle a lower household. He normally leads
the Seniors Assembly. He calls for service meetings as needed.
Regular household meetings may be canceled in favor of certain
activities, such as a community teaching or a community
event. This has to have the approval of the Chapter Servant
or the District Servant.
Except Holy Week and Christmas break (usually 2nd half of
December). Every 5th week is a fellowship activity.
2 Normally in the homes of members, on rotation
basis. Regular meetings mean inclusion of the 3 basic ingredients
of worship, sharing/discussion and fellowship.
3For couples, this dialogue can be a 1-to-1 (husband-to-husband
and separately, wife-to-wife) or a 2-on-2.
4 The service meeting may or may not have regular
worship but should always have prayers to start. It may
or may not include the wives (for couples), who should attend
only when what is to be discussed needs their inputs. We
stress the importance of service meetings, where the situation
of the household and its members are thoroughly discussed.
5 The household meetings, including the service
meeting, should not be held on the prayer assembly week.
The meetings should be evenly spaced out during the 4 weeks
of the month.
6 The Cluster Servant has no formal or regular
service meeting with the Chapter Servants. The Cluster Servant’s
basic task is to give pastoral care to the Chapter Servants
and not to run or govern the chapters. If there is a need
to take up a service matter, this can be done during their
7 He attends one prayer assembly each month,
doing the rounds of the different chapters.
8 Not necessarily with the District Servant.
9 A fraternal group is a household where there
is no one overall head, but where rather the members act
as heads over each other. Whoever is the host leads the
meeting (worship and topic). A fraternal group is set up
in situations where there are no other leaders above the
top leader in a particular territory.
(SG. May 27, 2009)