Relentless Discipleship: Rediscovering the Methodist Class Meeting – Relentless Discipleship: Rediscovering the Methodist Class Meeting will include the following: (1) the origin and development of the class meeting in England under John Wesley, (2) its decline in nineteenth century America and subsequent renewal in the late twentieth century and (3) an opportunity to participate in an actual class meeting (time permitting) of six to eight persons using the original class meeting questions “How is it with your soul?” or “What has the Lord been doing in your life this week?”
Rev. Dr. Philip Hardt is a United Methodist pastor in the New York Annual Conference serving Glendale Maspeth UMC in Queens, New York. He has done extensive research on the Methodist class meeting in lower Manhattan (1770-1850) and early American Methodism. He is the author of The Soul of Methodism: The Class Meeting in Early New York City Methodism.