The first disciples turned the world upside down from Jerusalem to the Roman Empire, from Britain to Babylon, and from southern Russia to North Africa they planted assemblies committed to Christ. - Who were they? - What was the source of their power and au-thority? How did they fulfil their calling to be Jesus' disciples? - And how can the principles on which their lives were built, be at the heart of our disci-pleship today? The disciples of our Lord Jesus are the same from age to age. They change the world. And at the heart of that rebuilt Church will be His disciples. In this first book in the series, Church for the Twenty-First Century, Brian Byrne examines what made the first disciples so distinctive and what we can learn from the disciples.