Rediscovering Wesleyan Mission
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How did Methodism come to be known as a missionary movement, and how can we embody that sense of mission today?
We invite you to join Duke Divinity School in “Rediscovering Wesleyan Mission,” the second of five courses in the Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism series, designed to help engaged laypeople and clergy (including local pastors in licensing schools) develop core capacities for innovative leadership within the Wesleyan tradition.
This course is designed to help individuals and Christian communities rediscover Wesleyan mission at its finest. It introduces Methodism’s history as a missionary movement and teaches us to recenter our histories within the story of God’s mission to the world. In addition, it explores key practices and commitments that undergird a Methodist sense of mission, including convictions about salvation. Above all, it gives us opportunities to attend to the Holy Spirit and discern how God may be prompting us and our communities to engage in mission today.
Each course includes four weeks of interactive video lessons from Duke Divinity School faculty and Methodist leaders, plus a course workbook PDF including exercises to accompany each video lesson and discussion guides for group meetings.
Through this course, we hope you will experience a deeper grounding in the distinctive elements of Methodism at its best, and a renewed capacity for hopeful, imaginative participation in the mission of God.
Weekly Lesson Overview
Week 1: Methodist History as Christian Missiology
Week 2: Articulating the Heart of Methodism: Rediscovering Wesleyan Mission
Week 3: Salvation in Methodist Christianity
Week 4: The Holy Spirit, Social Innovation, and the Spread of Scriptural Holiness