Wesley Class – Spiritual Formation

John Wesley quote

My Experience

I lead a Wesley Class on Mondays at 10 AM.  The Wesley Class was the foundation of John Wesley’s movement in England.  It is meant to focus the member’s attention on the places where God is moving in their lives.  When I started in my first class 15 years ago, I spent the ride to the meeting breaking my brain to think of where I might have seen God.  In less than a month, my ride to the class was spent in determining which time I saw God at work in my life that I wanted to talk about!!  God is always there doing things with and for you, but we seldom take the time to recognize him.

Class History

When settlers first started coming to North America, a woman who was a housekeeper at John Wesley’s home came with her husband and their children. Mother Peckett, as she became known here, studied under John Wesley and when she came here they moved to the Bradford, Vermont area.  It was sparsely settled and Mother Peckett and her husband started hosting Wesley Classes at their log home because there were no Pastors or churches available.  They also trained others to have classes and they continued once churches were constructed.

Getting started

I hold the class at the church and is open to any who would like to attend and give it a try.  If you can’t come to class, you can pose the questions to yourself:

  • Where did you see God in the past week and what did it mean to you?
  • What did you do for your church?
  • What did you do for your neighbor? Remember, your neighbor is the whole world!

I know that many of you work and wouldn’t be able to come in the morning.  Please know that I would be happy to set up an evening class, just get in touch with me.

Brenda B.



Brenda Bennett