Early Methodist gatherings were called ‘societies’.
John Wesley encouraged different kinds of small group to develop, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.
These groups, called ‘classes’, met regularly, and the idea was to be accountable to each other about how each person was living the Christian life. So people had to be very open and willing to be changed by the experience.
In the twentieth century it became less common for classes to meet in this way but recently many Methodists have been trying to reclaim the tradition
The supportive small group has been found to be one of the most powerful ways for people to feel that they belong, and to learn, grow and expand their opportunities for Christian conversation about things that matter.
Oakwood Church – St. Catherine’s House Group
|When||About twice a month – days of the week vary|
|Where||1 St Catherine’s Walk, Leeds LS8 1SB|
|Contact||Susan Howdle or Susan Noble|
|Call||Susan Noble 01937849679|
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Oakwood Church – Montagu Avenue House Group
|When||Every other Thursday evening|
|Call||0113 260 9534|