Grace is the gift from God, of knowing that we are utterly
loved, valued and needed, warts and all. Spiritual practices are
intentional activities which help us form habits to respond to
Grace is offered to us by God in different ways in our life
before we even notice.
When we do begin to respond Methodists believe that this can be
a deeply-felt pivotal experience that registers in our feelings, or
a conviction that gradually grows in us, and begins a process of
transforming us to be a person 'there' for others.
Our spiritual practices help us work with God.
Spiritual practices keep alive in us the desire to respond to
God's amazing love in practical ways, and help us work with God to
realign our priorities to a life inspired by Jesus. Methodists
believe that God enables us and gives us the power to do this.
God works in us, and in response we work, using different
practices to draw on God's Spirit and live out of grace. This, if
often costly, is shown to us by Jesus dying on the cross, and
inviting us to live the way of the cross.
Wesley describes Methodist societies as no other than "a company
of people, having the form and seeking the power, of godliness;
united, in order to pray together, to receive the word of
exhortation, and to watch over one another in love, that they may
help each other to work out their salvation".
Practices for graceful discipleship
Graceful Discipleship has four sections offering different but
complementary practices for a grace-filled life. As you explore
these sections we hope you'll be inspired to love God more
The sections are:
Keep visiting this site for a growing bank of resources to help
individuals and groups grow in their spiritual life and in God's
Some resources will be for those just starting their
discipleship journey and some for those wanting to go deeper.
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