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The General Rules of the Methodist Church - out of date

Wesley knew how difficult it would be for his followers, particularly those recently converted, to live a holy life. To this end, he created structures and practices that would help foster faithful living in the members of the Methodist Societies. In 1743 he outlined these practices in the "General Rules," which... Read More

Wesleyan Quadrilateral

The phrase which has relatively recently come into use to describe the principal factors that John Wesley believed illuminate the core of the Christian faith for the believer. Wesley did not formulate the succinct statement now commonly referred to as the Wesley Quadrilateral. Building on the Anglican theological tradition, Wesley... Read More

Wesleyan

The term that applies to those things related to John Wesley and the movement he began. The word Wesleyan is in many ways synonymous with the word Methodist. Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission. Read More

John Wesley

The founder of the Methodist movement. John Wesley (1703-1791) was born at Epworth, England, the son of a Church of England clergyman. He was graduated from Christ College, Oxford, England. For a brief period he was a missionary to Georgia. In 1738 he had an intense religious experience at a meeting... Read More

Glossary: Charles Wesley

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The ‘mother church’ of U.S. Methodism reborn

The Delaware worship house where Asbury and Coke met reopens its door to regular worship as experiment draws crowds. Read More

Statue of John Wesley by Paul Raphael Montford, in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Adam Carr, Wikimedia Commons.

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Do you know the tenets of Methodism? From prevenient grace to social holiness, read about the foundation of the United Methodist faith. Read More

Methodists mark May 24 Aldersgate milestone

World Methodist Evangelism organizes events in London as "people called Methodist" remember the life-changing moment of John Wesley. Read More

Wesleyan values shape future leaders

United Methodist-related Shenandoah University's leader says, 'We are here to form and transform young people.' Read More

Ecologically grown vegetables. Photo by Elina Mark, Wikimedia Commons.

Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health

Fatty, artery-clogging treats are out. High fiber, diabetic-friendly foods are in. Fad celebrity diet? No, just following in the footsteps of Methodism founder John Wesley. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Rueben P. Job uses John Wesley’s three general rules to give Christians a blueprint for faithful living in his new book, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. The rules, do no harm; do good; and stay in love with God, provide “a message that can be clearly understood by persons of every age, every educational and economic level, every condition and circumstance of life,” Job says. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Book offers blueprint for Wesleyan way of living

Rueben P. Job gives Christians a blueprint for a faithful life in a new book, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. Read More

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