3 Insights the Wesleyan Movement Offers Contemporary Worship


In this video, watch Matt Sigler summarize 3 key insights that the Wesleyan movement offers to contemporary worship. They include rootedness, personal, and sanctifying elements.

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Matthew Sigler is Assistant Professor ofWesleyan Theology and United Methodist Liaison at Seattle Pacific University. He holds a PhD in liturgical studies from Boston University where his work focused on the history of Methodist worship as well as lyrical theology. Prior to coming to SPU, Matt served for twelve years as a music minister in the church. He


  1. Hi Matt, you got me interested in this topic. I wonder if you could provide me some book titles or article titles, either by Wesley or others, so that i could know more about worship in the Wesley tradition. Thanks!

    • Luke,
      I recently wrote a in a bit more detail on some of what I touch on in this video. These three posts may be helpful:
      If you’re looking for books, check out American Methodist Worship by Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Oxford University Press) and A Little Heaven Below by Lester Ruth (Kingswood).
      Hope this helps!

      • EXCELLENT reading. Thanks for the insight. I am new to leading worship in Methodism. I have a broad based academic MM in church music, but have been leading worship in the Baptist church. I’m enjoying the transition.