Class Leaders: Recovering a Tradition (Paperback)

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In 1988, The General Conference of the United Methodist Church restored class leaders and class meetings to the Book of Discipline after an absence of fifty years. In this volume, David Lowes Watson explains what the recovery of this tradition can mean for congregations, and offers some guidelines for the revitalized office of class leader. Adapting the later Methodist class meeting as a pastoral subdivision of the congregation, Watson shows how class leaders, under the supervision of the pastor, can nurture the discipline of other church members in light of a ""General Rule of Discipline"" derived from the early Methodist societies: ""To witness to Jesus Christ in the world, and to follow his teachings through acts of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit."" This volume is the second in a trilogy: Covenant Discipleship, Class Leaders, and Forming Christian Disciples.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781579109547
ISBN-10: 1579109543
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: April 30th, 2002
Pages: 184
Language: English