Acts 1:8, John 15:4-5, Romans 5:8
Making Disciples in the Wesleyan tradition means that it is practical and accountable. Practical in that we are engaged in the world in good works and sharing the gospel of Jesus and accountable in that we are engaged in small groups where we encourage, pray, study, and hold one another accountable.
Wesley, through his formation of the “Holy Club” developed a way to be practical in faith, not just in worship and the sacraments. By meeting together with a small group that was actively engaged in life together they prayed, studied, gave generously, served, and encouraged each other. We often meet socially together and that’s good. We often study together and that’s good. We often serve in mission together, also good. What we need, is to put it all together in a small group. Those small groups then can gather for bigger projects and bigger goals.
“Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller
Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God in gratitude and praise.