Recently Read: How John Wesley Marketed His Small Group Program

Gary-Neal-Hansen2-196x300Gary Neal Hansen is a Presbyterian blogger (and  Associate Professor of Church History at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary) who has developed an appreciation for John Wesley along the way. Earlier this week he published a post on John Wesley’s “marketing” of his small group program:

That is what John Wesley’s small group ministry looks like to me. He did not try to lure people in with promises of high rewards for low commitment. He started out by asking some hard questions.

These groups were not seeker sensitive. They were simply not about evangelism at all. You had to be a Christian to start.

But then, once he knew you were a Christian, the questioning went on. He wanted them to know what would happen in their small group meetings — no point in joining a group if you don’t like what the group does.

via How John Wesley Marketed His Small Group Program « Gary Neal Hansen.

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Thanks so much for linking to this post on my blog! I've done half a dozen on Wesley now, with more to come. Each post ends with a discussion question, and I'd love to have your readers in the conversation any time.

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