What was behind the Wesleyan revival’s rapid spread around the world? A dual emphasis on two “methods” are key (and need to be recaptured today). To help discover these two “methods,” undertake this quick exercise.
A Leadership Exercise:
Search online (search on ChurchHealth.wiki too) for four (4) key words: John Wesley, poor, conversion.
Then share a few sentences about the following three things:
Firstly, share something that you learned that is new for you.
Secondly tell about something you could do in your ministry to better reflect the Wesley “method” of meeting the needs of the poor.
And thirdly, explain what you will do in your ministry to better reflect Wesley’s method of encouraging everyone to have a conversion experience.
In other words, the “method” behind “Methodism” has two important components:
1) meeting the needs of the poor
2) and explaining to everyone they need to have a spiritual/life transformation through the power of Jesus Christ.
This exercise can help leaders internalize the “methods” of the fastest growing revival movement since Biblical times.