2018 Spring Small Groups
Ongoing Small Group
Wesley Small Group
Mondays • 6:00pm - 7:30pm • Parlor
Facilitator: Rev. Jonathan Brake
In addition to the Study Groups, we also offer a Discipling Small Group. We know that Sunday School, Bible Study, and other methods of learning create deeper spiritual hunger. This is the way the Holy Spirit works. John Wesley called it “convincing grace.” Ruth Haley Barton writes, “There are moments in our lives when we cry out inwardly, I don’t care what anyone else says; there has to be more to the Christian life than this!” (Sacred Rhythms, 17).
In our Study Groups, the focus is primarily on a curriculum, topic, theological concept, etc. However, the Wesley Group takes a different approach. The focus is on our spiritual growth itself. It has been said that the difference can be boiled down to information vs. transformation. Both methods form us. Yet in this Discipling Group we are steering for the kind of experience found in early Methodist Class Meetings when scripture and Christian teaching was intentionally put into practice in the lives of the participants – individually and together. The Wesley Group at Centenary is open for new participants year-round.