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The Methodist Class Leader

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Video-based Adult Christian Study Curriculum

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This seven-session video-based study curriculum examines the office of Methodist class leader. Class leaders and class meetings were part of the genius of the original Methodist movement. Yet, in many branches of Methodism today, the office no longer exists or has devolved into a merely token role. This study draws on the extensive work of Dr. David Lowes Watson, a leading scholar of Methodist history and an advocate for the revitalization of the office of class leader to provide a more intentional approach to faith formation and accountable discipleship in today’s church.

The study is designed for use in adult classes or small group settings. The material supports class sessions that are approximately 45 minutes in length. Each session includes a short reading, a video presentation, discussion questions, and a brief prayer.

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Product Description

Presenter

Course presenter Dr. David Lowes WatsonDr. David Lowes Watson is the presenter and the principal contributor to this course. A native of England, he was educated at Oxford University (M.A.), Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (M.Div.), and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Ph.D.). Dr. Lowes Watson has written extensively in the fields of Methodist history and theology, evangelism, and congregational life and mission.


Video Presentations

Session 1: Class Leaders in the Early Methodist Movement (9:25 min)

Session 2: The Role and Responsibilities of Class Leaders (9:19 min)

Session 3: What are the Qualities of a Good Class Leader? (3:32 min)

Session 4: Class Leaders in the Church Today (6:24 min)

Session 5: The Nature of Discipleship and the Role of Class Leaders (9:59 min)

Session 6: Helping People Grow as Disciples (7:31 min)

Session 7: Class Leaders and the Role of Laity in Today’s Church (5:37 min)


Study and Discussion Guide

Each Study and Discussion Guide unit includes a short reading, discussion questions, and a brief prayer to be used in addition to the video for each session.

Sample Study and Discussion Guide pages:

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Instructional Segments

Session 1: Class Leaders in the Early Methodist Movement

  • Class Leaders in the Early Methodist Movement video (9:25 min)
  • Study and Discussion Guide — Session 1: Class Leaders in the Early Methodist Movement (PDF)

 

Session 2: The Role and Responsibilities of Class Leaders

  • The Role and Responsibilities of Class Leaders video (9:19 min)
  • Study and Discussion Guide — Session 2: The Role and Responsibilities of Class Leaders (PDF)

 

Session 3: What are the Qualities of a Good Class Leader?

  • What are the Qualities of a Good Class Leader? video (3:32 min)
  • Study and Discussion Guide — Session 3: What are the Qualities of a Good Class Leader? (PDF)

 

Session 4: Class Leaders in the Church Today

  • Class Leaders in the Church Today video (6:24 min)
  • Study and Discussion Guide — Session 4: Class Leaders in the Church Today (PDF)

 

Session 5: The Nature of Discipleship and the Role of Class Leaders

  • The Nature of Discipleship and the Role of Class Leaders video (9:59 min)
  • Study and Discussion Guide — Session 5: The Nature of Discipleship and the Role of Class Leaders (PDF)

 

Session 6: Helping People Grow as Disciples

  • Helping People Grow as Disciples video (7:31 min)
  • Study and Discussion Guide — Session 6: Helping People Grow as Disciples (PDF)

 

Session 7: Class Leaders and the Role of Laity in Today’s Church

  • Class Leaders and the Role of Laity in Today’s Church video (5:37 min)
  • Study and Discussion Guide — Session 7: Class Leaders and the Role of Laity in Today’s Church (PDF)

Usage Rights

The Methodist Class Leader is designed for use within a single congregation or charge. To purchase rights for further distribution, please contact the Lewis Center at (202) 664-5700 or lewiscenter@wesleyseminary.edu. Bulk rates are available.

Additional information

Format

Download, DVD/CD