New Small Group Class Starts at Epworth
September 3, 2016
Next Sunday, September 11, Pastor John Crow will begin leading a new small group at 9:00 in Epworth’s Parish Hall. The 8-week class is open to all and visitors are welcome.
We will study the book The Class Meeting by Kevin Watson. Pastor John described it as, “An 8-week study designed to help develop a transformational small group based on John Wesley's class meeting. In other words, it uses the book as a syllabus to move beyond curriculum to life-changing transformation in community.”
Senior Pastor Brook Thelander said of this study, “This study seeks to help persons deepen their relationship to Christ and to others through practices that are means of God’s grace to us, but that are infrequently utilized or appreciated. It will also remind us that there are no ‘lone rangers’ in the Christian life, and that we are meant to grow in Christ together.”
Class meetings are an essential element of truly Wesleyan spirituality. This book is for clergy and congregations who are looking for ways to develop deeper discipleship. The class meeting is made workable without losing its essential dynamic as a gospel-based accountable community. In his book Kevin Watson has resurrected the class meeting and given it new meaning, showing its relevance for the church today and how it may be a perfect means for church renewal.
One reviewer said: “This is a great book. A group of friends and I used this book as a guide to dive deeper into our relationship with God and found a greater joy for our lives.”