Describing the small groups (i.e. “class meetings”) as intended by John Wesley, William Willimon observes…
“Transformation in Christ was the clear goal of these groups, a goal that sets them at some distance from much of the small group movement in the contemporary church.”
William Willimon, Pastor: The theology and practice of ordained ministry (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2002) p. 233.
(Thanks to consulting student Ean Green for finding a typo in the above.)