Recently Read: Why John Wesley Matters for 21st Century Mission

Charlie SelfDr. Charlie Self, Professor of Church History at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, offered up 7 aspects to John Wesley’s vision for the church’s mission today over at

Wesley is often claimed by the sociopolitical Left and Right depending upon the particular context of his memorable sayings. Like all great thinkers and leaders, Wesley will not “package” neatly into any ideological camp. He is rightly credited to fostering movements that led to the conversion of over one million persons in his lifetime and incalculable social influence as followers labored for scores of economic and social improvements as part of their whole-life vision.

via Missio Alliance | Why John Wesley Matters for 21st Century Mission.

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