Keys to a Better Small Group Experience

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What are some keys to a better small group experience? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Kevin Watson shares insights from the early Methodist small group practices.

The social religion that John Wesley advocated was not synonymous with “social justice.” Rather, it was a call for Christians to pursue holiness by living in shared community, including the class meeting and the bands. These were two key ways that contributed to renewal of the church and revival in the 18th century, and could very well lead to renewal again in the 21st century.

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Kevin M. Watson teaches Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is the author of The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience and A Blueprint for Discipleship: Wesley’s General Rules as a Guide for Christian Living. Watson blogs at vitalpiety.com and tweets @kevinwatson.

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  1. Great video! Very useful for a short explanation in the local church setting for why small groups are so important, and how it is the Methodism originally created the ideal system. Now the hard part is just implementing something like this again…

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