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Wesley's Small Group Model for Today

John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, succinctly described the plan of discipleship in what he called The General Rules. As Christians, we are to (1) do no harm by avoiding evil of every kind; (2) do good to all people; and (3) attend upon all the ordinances of God like participating in worship, taking Communion, reading the Bible, praying, and more.

Unfortunately, knowing that does not always translate into living it. Learn more about how Wesley's concept of small groups as a place for accountability and spiritual growth have been adapted for today. 

Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church helps local church, district, and conference leaders fulfill the shared dream of making world-changing disciples.


Disciples making disciples: Life-transforming small groups

Knowing our faith and living it are two separate disciplines. In the first of a series of articles, learn why being part of a Wesleyan small group aids spiritual growth.

How's your spiritual life? The Class Meeting for today

Learn how John Wesley's model for small groups was 'central to what it meant to be a Methodist' and remains so.

Covenant Discipleship: Changing lives, transforming communities

Discover how Covenant Discipleship forms followers of Jesus who transform their church, community, and world.

Wesleyan small groups connect across borders and barriers

Explore how Wesley's Class Meeting is bringing people together despite cultural and other differences.

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