The Methodist Way

Passionate Worship Salty Service Radical Hospitality Intentional Discipling Extravagant Generosity


The Methodist Way refers to a five-piece disciple-making process to which every congregation is called. The five pieces, or practices stemming from the church’s Wesleyan heritage, are passionate worship, radical hospitality, intentional discipling, “salty” service and extravagant generosity. They were used to help spread the Methodist movement across England and the United States in the 18th century.

Our own, Rev. Dr. Bill Fisackerly, has created a sermon serials on the five practices. All five practices are necessary for making disciples of Jesus Christ. Two or three alone will not suffice.

The Rev. Dr. Jeff Stiggins introduced The Methodist Way to the Florida Conference in 2007, stating "that it is not techniques for success and one size will not fit all because how the practices are lived out is specific to a congregation and its ministry context."