Tuesdays 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Gathering Place
 
John Wesley would say that a disciple has a transformed heart.  That transformation does not come all at once. It comes over time as a disciple continues to grow more and more in God’s love.  In the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament, God says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one.” (Ezekiel 36:26 CEB)
 
The book, A Disciple’s Heart, by James A. Harnish is used loosely but often to guide this study.
 
Introductory Session
In this session we explored what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and how we grow in that process.  Below you will find the resources used for this session.
 
 
 
 
 
Session #2
In this session we  attempted to wrap our minds around Wesley’s understanding of “Christian perfection” (sanctification) and looked at how to equip ourselves to become living expressions of God’s love in the world.  Below you will find the resources used for this session.
 
 
 
 
 
Session #3
In this session we  explored the Wesleyan understanding of salvation and grace and reflected on the meaning of the sacraments.  Below you will find the hand outs and presentation for this session.
 
 
 
 
Session #4
In this session we  gained an understanding of the Trinity and the role of the Holy Spirit.  We also recognized we all have spiritual gifts and  that we should identify them.  Email Sherry at sherry@sumc.org to learn more about finding out about you spiritual gifts.
 
 
 
Session #5

In this session we experienced Christian community as modeled by the Holy Club and we saw the church’s role in the process of perfection.