When we started Cross Waves, all of us wanted to see the church turn the world upside down like the New Testament church. But as we read through the New Testament, it was obvious that the early church does not resemble the traditional church as we see today. The early church grew because people said, "Follow me until you see Jesus." They opened their homes and their hearts to others.
We realized that we needed to go back to the first-century approach to discipleship for the twenty-first century. So we needed became disciple-makers ourselves instead of just inviting people to join in with a crowd at a gathering. We opened our homes like the early Christians did. We share our faith with people that are far from God. We live with a purpose to influence people to become more like Christ. We became an example to others on how to follow the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.