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 n.— «Are you concentrating on plants that include new church buildings or plants that involve cell groups meeting in places such as homes and coffee shops? Sunset has opted for the more traditional model. This is what is called “hiving” in church planting terminology. Although our two daughter churches are not clones of Sunset, they are similar. The first plant met for the first few years in a warehouse but eventually built a building. The second plant had a church building from day one. I believe both the traditional and cell group approaches are viable, but the traditional model seems to work better here in the Midwest and provides for more long-term stability.» —“Dialogue: A Conversation with Joe Bright” by Bobby Ross Jr. in Springfield, Missouri Christian Chronicle (Edmond, Oklahoma) Sept. 19, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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