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Overview John Wesley's techniques for nurturing and training Christian disciples not only brought personal transformation to tens of thousands of individual working-class believers, but a moral reformation to eighteenth-century England as well. In this book, Michael Henderson explores the origins of Wesley's techniques and details his "method" of creating small, interactive groups. After analyzing why Wesley's system was so effective, he shows how the class meeting serves as a model for making disciples in the twenty-first century.
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Studio: Evangel Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher EVANGEL PUBLISHING HOUSE #559
ISBN 1928915701 ISBN13 9781928915706
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More About D. Michael Henderson
D. Michael Henderson is the executive director of Heart of Africa, a mission resource agency that provides breakthrough projects for African ministries. He has been a college/seminary professor and a teaching pastor for 40 years. His special interest is personal discipleship and ministry training, for which he writes materials and conducts seminars. He has graduate degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary, Yale University, and Indiana University. Michael and his wife, Martha, live in Florida but spend a large part of each year in Africa training church leaders.
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What has methodism lost? Oct 8, 2007
This is a great book. I have been a Methodist for about five years. This book was a great introduction to the beginnings of the Methodist movement and why. After reading this book I now wonder where the class meeting is today? This was also the best referenced book I have ever read.
Getting to the Heart of Class Meetings Jun 25, 2001
Henderson gives us the finest book on the theological and practical underpinnings for this institution that became to hallmark of early Methodism. Church leaders and scholars often point to the Wesleyan class meeting as the best model for how small group discipleship can be done. But, almost as often, key points of Wesley's purpose and method are overlooked (or ignored), causing people in the church to miss some of the most significant elements of genius in what Wesley put into practice.
D. Michael Henderson's book is about going back to the roots of the class meeting in order to genuinely understand what the early Methodists were doing and why. This book would be of particular use to those interested in contemporary small group ministry -- or those with an interest in Wesley or early Methodism.
Superb. This book gets my highest recommendation.
Excellent explanation of John Wesley's use of small groups. Feb 8, 1999
Henderson's book gives real insight as to how John Wesley used small groups and community groups in giving England and the world back to their Creator. Must read for pastors and church workers.