When the Church (Church 1.0) began just after the Ascension of Jesus, Church was simple. There were no buildings, budgets, programs, committees, denominations, politics, etc. It was just people who believed in Jesus Christ. People who had put their faith in Jesus for salvation: meeting together to worship, pray, fellowship, and serve and encourage each other. People and relationships were a priority. They wholeheartedly embraced the simplicity of Jesus’ teachings that all scripture could be summed up in two thoughts
- Love God with everything (have a right relationship with God)
- Love others (have a right relationship with other people).