Wesley @ Home Groups are a new way of worshipping as a Wesley community, both during physical distance requirements brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Wesley @ Home groups are intended to accommodate a range of schedules, worship styles, and interests that are as diverse as the students at Wesley.
What is a Wesley @ Home Group?
Wesley @ Home groups move the corporate worship experience from a single weekly gathering in one place to multiple gatherings that meet students where they are. As we’ll discuss, the possibilities for what a Wesley @ Home group can look like are endless. In short, though, Wesley @ Home group leaders get to design the worship style, time, place, and frequency of the group. Most importantly, group leaders are empowered to be creative and help the group encounter God in a way that is meaningful to them, whether that means a “high church” group that makes extensive use of traditional hymns and liturgies, or a group that uses arts and crafts to connect with the message.
Initially, there will be 8-12 Wesley @ Home group leaders who may lead a group individually or with a co-leader. Our expectation is that, over the course of the semester, as groups grow they will split to form new groups of 8-10 people per group.
Monthly Worship Gatherings
We do want to note that, while Wesley @ Home groups are the primary avenue for worship at Wesley, we still believe there is value in the entire Wesley community gathering for worship. To that end, as physical distancing requirements allow, we plan to have a monthly Wesley-wide worship service.