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UM: Our Wesleyan heritage of disciplined Christian living

A new UM article focusing on Wesleyan Heritage states that John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.

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Our Wesleyan Heritage

UM: John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living.
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UMC provides history of Methodism

The United Methodist website offers a history of the denomination in the U.S. that dates back to 1736 when the Wesley brothers arrived in Savannah, Georgia as missionaries to the British colony.

Both John and Charles were Church of England missionaries to the colony of Georgia, arriving in March 1736. It was their only occasion to visit America. Their mission was far from an unqualified success, and both returned to England disillusioned and discouraged, Charles in December 1736, and John in February 1738.

The UMC history Who We Are traces the denomination through seven stages up to the present day.

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are

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Welcome to johnwesleyblog

I am a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. I am interested in finding out more about John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. I have begun collecting books about Wesley. My wife and I plan to travel to England in July and visit important Wesley historical sites. I look forward to sharing what I learn about John Wesley and hope you will share what you know with me.

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