Kevin Watson writes about the difference between Covenant Discipleship groups and the early Methodist class meetings.
Please read the full post for Kevin’s thoughtful and careful discussion.
Here is where he comes down at the end:
Ultimately, I think Covenant Discipleship does more work than is necessary. It is more complicated than it needs to be. I do not see a reason why the class meeting cannot be picked back up as it was generally left off (well, historians could do some needed quibbling here). There is no reason why people who want to be faithful Christians cannot begin to gather together in small groups to talk about how things are going in their lives as followers of Jesus Christ, to support each other and to encourage each other to grow in grace.