Church History Archives - Seedbed

Some churches focus on evangelism at the expense of discipleship by seeking to win converts instead of making disciples.

The rapid growth of Methodism would not have been possible without the sacrifices and dedication of the early Wesleyan leaders.
Marks of John Wesley's Movement

These six marks provide a genetic structure—­much like the DNA in a living organism—mutually working together to create the movement dynamics that led to the Wesleyan revival.

William Arthur reminds us that the whole world cannot be brought to Christ by professional evangelists, occasional revivals, or even mass evangelism.

Christians can choose to receive what God offers, so that there can be in our lives reflections of the very nature of God.

Awakenings are surges of the Spirit exalting Jesus over an area. Read a sampling of these movements in modern church history.

It is boldness that plants revival cultures throughout the new nation and brings wave after wave of revival.
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Jason Vickers interprets the Protestant Reformation, of which Methodism was a part, by focusing on two of its renewal emphases: sola scriptura and sola fides.
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Scott Kisker explains how several traditions recaptured the significance of a genuine faith encounter with Jesus Christ following the Protestant Reformation.
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In a sea of slickly imaged Christian leaders, Maxie and Jerry Dunnam have provided a mirror of Christ. Read more from J. D. Walt as he introduces the life of his mentor, Maxie Dunnam.