Bishop Ward and the Rev. Greg Moore discuss New Faith Communities and what friendship looks like in the Wesleyan way.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ who calls us friends.
Greg Moore led us at Annual Conference in a wonderful evening of practicing friendship with one another.
For the people called Methodists, the most basic expression of church has always been our friendships. Wesley’s bands and classes were ways that people practiced friendship in a way that in Wesley’s words “perfected them” or made them more fully who God was calling them to be. At the most basic level, that’s what we do in the office of New Faith Communities. We help people establish friendships that grow into a full expression of a faith community or a church.
To help our Conference and to help you practice friendship in this way, we’ve developed this resource called “Good Friends.” It will walk you through a basic practice of what friendship in a Wesleyan way looks like so that our friendship with God, with our neighbor, and with creation is deepened. If we can resource you with this, for you, for the good of your life, or for your church, we would love for you to contact us at our office so that we might partner with you as you practice friendship in the Wesleyan way.
Summer is a wonderful time to deepen and to create friendships with new people. May your summer be blessed as you practice friendship.