Small Groups Are NOT A New Fad
Over 300 years ago, John Wesley (founder of the Methodist church in America) challenged his people to regularly meet together for the purpose of spiritual growth. These small groups he encouraged his people to join were based on a model of group discipleship he had experienced himself while in college. The following post is from Britten Taylor, and is a great introduction to John Wesley and his model of small groups:
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