Prior to the World House Church Summit in India, a much smaller group came together to go through the training that the Indian church planters use. It is interesting that similar training, from many different sources, is being used all over the world. The Holy Spirit is giving the same principles to those who are seeking him about reaching out to transform society with the Good News.
I took extensive notes during that time, and hope that what was covered will prove useful to others.
Victor: Making Disciples
It is the business of a bride to produce babies. If she is not able to have babies, then she is investigated by a doctor. Similarly, a church has to multiply to show she is alive!
Two disciples of John spent time with Jesus. From that time on they made disciples–for example, Andrew brought Peter to Jesus. The very first house church was planted in Jesus' house. It lasted one day. There was no singing, no pulpit, no pastor. The message was about making disciples which is the primary function of the church.
God is glorified when we bring much fruit, and that fruit is disciples. To be a discipler, you have to make disciples. If you want to glorify God, make disciples!