Since its origin, the Methodist movement has encouraged fellowship groups. The notion of fellowship is an expression of the divine community. Usually these groups are constituted arounda common interest such as age, gender, local, personal interest or cultural background. Their composition allows the expression of diversity within the unity of the Church; the body of Christ. These groups have an organic life depending on their members. Some group are born, other change and some even end to be re-born under an other form to express new interest of God community within CEMC.
If you look for more information on the British Methodist Church history, policy on “small groups” and fellowship groups check the link below where you will also find resources to lead such groups.