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What is a band meeting and what is its purpose? In this video, Scott Kisker and Kevin Watson share the why behind their recent book, The Band Meeting: Rediscovering Relationship Discipleship in Transformational Community.

Life-changing groups will have members who honor the promise of confidentiality that is made in each group. Read more from Kevin Watson as he expresses a key element of transformative small group experiences.

Charles Wesley | Second Breakfast is Seedbed’s early morning devotional series. It’s a glimpse of first light, a companion to your first cup of coffee, something to dwell on as you begin the day.

This week’s Rise readings come from the spiritual classic, The Cloud of Unknowing. Written by an anonymous fourteenth century author, the book aims to teach cloistered English monks the practice of contemplative prayer. This contemporary English translation by Bernard Bangley (Paraclete Press) makes these writings not only accessible but inspiring.

In this video interview, Mark Benjamin interviews Dr. Jo Anne Lyon as she explains what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

This week's readings continue from Frank C. Laubach, Letters By A Modern Mystic. He is recognized as a modern classic for inspirational reading. Be drawn into rich reflection to dwell on upon waking. Drink deeply from the well of His resurrection and the wealth of the Church.

The community of Jesus exists not as an escape from the world but rather as an outpost for the kingdom of God. Read more from Brian Russell as he describes how the missional impulse of the kingdom is related to a community called the church, not individuals.

“The body, in fact, and only the body, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine. It has been created to transfer into the visible reality of the world the mystery hidden from eternity in God, and thus to be a sign of it.”

As leaders in the theological tradition of Wesley, it is our responsibility to not only teach but demonstrate the amazing love of God and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives to such an extent that our people yearn for the Promised Land in which we live.

All Saints Day is usually celebrated on the first of November by parts of Western Christianity. Observed since the medieval times, it is a...