A Four Session Small Group Study on the Means of Grace in the Wesleyan Tradition
Help your congregation understand the transforming power of grace.
Opening Ourselves to Grace explores the basic practices of Christian faith and life from a Wesleyan perspective. Containing both a DVD and a CD-ROM with video content and written resources, this product includes
A four-chapter video presentation on Wesley’s understanding of spiritual practice
A six-week Bible study based on the video
A discussion guide to help group leaders
Additional reproducible resources for leaders and participants
Opening Ourselves to Grace resulted from a partnership between GBOD and the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The four-segment video presents a clear and contemporary understanding of Wesleyan spiritual practices. Early testers of this resource say they now have a better understanding of the language of grace. More than this, the material offers a Methodist or Wesleyan identity, something that helps those in the world Methodist community understand distinctive marks of the church.
Others finished the study with an awareness of the power of God to transform the world. In the best sense, Opening Ourselves to Grace is a small-group experience that opens the Bible and Christian practice, pointing us to the mission and ministry of all Christians.
This resource is ideal for
Bible study groups
Sunday school classes
small groups and covenant groups
congregational groups or committees
trainings for church leaders
a sermon series
Video presenters include Tom Albin, Kenda Creasy Dean, Hilly Hicks, Scott Kisker, Steve Manskar, Peter Storey and Laceye Warner. Produced by Mark V. Purushotham