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Both John Wesley and George Whitefield won thousands of converts to Christ in the 18th century, leading to a great revival of the church. But Whitefield often relied on Wesley to organize and offer spiritual oversight to new converts. Watch Dr. Ryan Danker explain how this phenomenon and the flexibility of John Wesley's ministry to meet the spiritual needs of the day contributed to renewal in the church.

The decline of the class meeting matters because disciples of Jesus Christ are called to live different lives, not just think different thoughts. Read more from Kevin Watson as he offers a challenge to the 21st century church.

Are you in a strange place with your small group? Kevin Watson shares the normal stages of a healthy small group in his book, The Class Meeting.

Life-changing groups will have members who honor the promise of confidentiality that is made in each group. Read more from Kevin Watson as he expresses a key element of transformative small group experiences.

Have you been considering joining a house church? Let us help you! Andy Hogue offers some wise and witty reasons why you might want to reconsider the switch.
Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminary

In 18th century Methodism, ordering people according to gender and marital status and putting them in micro-communities catalyzed spiritual growth of regions and realigned the spiritual trajectory of entire nations. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video of Kevin Watson painting a compelling picture of Wesleyan band meetings.

What was one of the things that held the Methodist movement together? Kevin Watson's book, The Class Meeting, explains that Early Methodists' practice of watching over one another in love was what caused the movement and the people to flourish.

Is it worth it to do small groups in youth during the summer? Pierce Drake shares advice on the topic, as well as tips for what to teach.
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The band meeting was a form of discipleship that helped small groups of men and women practice intense vulnerability and confession of sin together. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video by Dr. Scott Kisker as he traces the history of this powerful spiritual discipline.

Within a few months of beginning field preaching in 1739, Wesley had set up the basic structure that was to mark Methodism for more than a century: Societies, Bands, and Class Meetings.

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