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Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
— Matthew 22:37-40


Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
— Matthew 28:18-20

Every disciple a disciple-maker • Every home a training center • Every simple church a missions organization


The meaning of the word disciple is a follower. A disciple is a follower of God. Jesus said, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me." So in God’s kingdom, Jesus is our King. We are His citizens, subjects of His will. His desires, purposes, intentions, priorities and values are the highest and best. His Word is the law.

What is the law of the kingdom? What does Jesus tell His citizens to do?

Jesus taught that God’s commands from the Old Testament, i.e. all the law and the prophets, can be summarized in these two things: LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS.

Jesus also commanded us to make disciples and teach them to obey all that He commanded. Since making disciples includes teaching them all that Jesus commanded, the New Testament can be summarized in this one thing: MAKE DISCIPLES.

Therefore, a DISCIPLE is a follower of Jesus who LOVES GOD, LOVES OTHERS and MAKES DISCIPLES.


You may be used to thinking of the church as a building — a place where you go. But God’s Word talks about the church as a gathering — a people you belong to. The word “church” is used in the Bible three different ways:

  • THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH — the gathering of all the believers who were, who are and who will be.
  • THE CITY OR REGIONAL CHURCH — the gathering of all the believers in a city or a part of a country.
  • THE SIMPLE CHURCH — the gathering of believers who meet in a small group like in a building or a home.

SIMPLE CHURCH is a spiritual family who LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS and MAKE DISCIPLES who multiply — with Jesus as their center and their King. When groups of these simple churches connect to do something bigger together, they can form a CITY OR REGIONAL CHURCH. The UNIVERSAL CHURCH is made up of all the simple churches networked together into regions and stretches across history.

Scriptures Where did the early church meet?
Acts 2:46 House to house
Acts 5:42 House to house
Acts 8:3 House to house
Acts 10:22 Cornelius' house
Acts 12:12 Mary's house
Acts 16:32 Jailer's house
Acts 16:40 Lydia's house
Acts 18:7 Titius Justus's house
Acts 20:20 House to house
Romans 16:5 Priscilla & Aquila's house
1 Corinthians 16:19 Priscilla & Aquila's house
Colossians 4:15 Nympha's house
Philemon 1:2 Philemon's house

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