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What is distinctive about Methodism?
The Methodist Church is a mainstream Christian Church, It works in partner-ship with other denominations whenever possible. But there are certain emphases in the Methodist culture which make it distinctive,
ALL CAN BE SAVED; Methodists hold an inclusive theology; NO ONE is beyond the reach of God's love.
ASSURANCE; John Wesley became aware of an immense sense of "blessed assurance" at his conversion.
LIVING A HOLY LIFE; Methodists are asked to surrender our lives to God's will. "Social holiness " is important.
A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT. Ordinary lay people have always played a major part in running the Church.
A COVENANT WITH GOD; Methodists celebrate a special Covenant service annually, usually at the new year.
"BORN TO SING", Singing our faith has has always been important to Methodists, Charles Wesley wrote hundreds of well-loved hymns.
SMALL GROUPS; Methodism began in the context of small groups of Christians seeking to take their faith seriously and apply it to their lives.
METHODISTS AND THE BIBLE; The Methodists founding documents emphasise a call to "Scriptural holiness"
THE METHODIST "QUADRILATERAL"
Methodists reflect using Scripture, reason
tradition and experience of God in our lives.
The Connexion Methodists belong to local Churches, but also feel part of a larger community throughout Ireland, the Connexion.