God normally imparts this new life to us as we participate in means of grace such as prayer, the devotional reading of scripture, the Lord’s Supper, public worship, Christian conversation, and acts of mercy to our neighbors. Early Methodists sought to keep to a set of spiritual disciplines that kept them focused on God and the neighbor, and discussed their everyday discipleship in a weekly small group called a class.

 

Foundational

Eight Life-Enriching Practices of United Methodists
Henry H. Knight III

Covers a wide range of formational practices as well as giving an overview of Wesley’s way of salvation and means of grace.

 

GOING DEEPER: COMMUNITY AND SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE

A Blueprint for Discipleship
Kevin M. Watson

Wesleyan spiritual disciplines

The Class Meeting
Kevin M. Watson

Wesleyan spiritual community

The Means of Grace
Andrew C. Thompson

Wesleyan means of grace

 

Opening Ourselves to Grace
Basic Christian Practices

The means of grace in the Wesleyan tradition, including accountable discipleship groups, in a four-session study with DVD and Leader’s Guide