Wesley Covenant Groups

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

John Wesley, the father of Methodism, began the revival movement through small groups who engaged in Christian Fellowship. He called these these initial group "Class Meetings".  These meetings were not a Sunday School Class, but rather they were made up of those who "Desired to flee from the wrath to come".  it was in these meetings that participants were asked about the state of their souls, how they were doing in their pursuit of holy living, where they had fallen short or committed sins, and where they could do better.  It was group formed around the idea of Christian Accountability and Encouragement.  
It is important to know that we are not on this journey through life and faith alone. We need each other to encourage us and to tell us the truth when we can do better.
Wesleyan Covenant Groups take many shapes and forms at  Grottoes UMC.
On Monday afternoons we have our "Knitting Group" who gathers to to knit prayer shaws for Hospice and Baby caps for the birthing center.  But it is a group who encourages each other and prayers for each other.
On Sunday Mornings we currently have two adult Sunday School Classes The "Open Doors Class" and the "Explorers Sunday School Class".  each of these classes is a place where we read the scripture, share our ups and downs from that week, pray for each other.
As we continue to rebound from COVID19, and begin to venture out more in groups, we hope to recover our small group ministry and grow it together.  


Christian Accountability


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