Wesleyan Publishing House has developed these free discipleship resources for the local church. These resources are ideal for nurturing spiritual formation church-wide or in small-groups. The Wesleyan Church seeks to support and enable shepherds who have been called to make flocks of disciples, to shepherd them, and lead them into a deeper Christlikeness.

This Shepherding Resource includes: How to Lead a Small Group, Ideas for Your Local Church, Sermon Notes, Scripture Reading Alternative, Video Discussion Questions, Covenant Friendship Alternative and Creative Expression Map Alternative

About the book

Spiritual formation is not about tools or formulas but submitting to God’s grace, guiding you on an unpredictable journey into the heart of God. In Awakening Grace, authors Matt LeRoy and Jeremy Summers invite you to learn nine spiritual practices, such as covenant friendship, worship, and generosity, that will awaken your soul to God’s grace.

Awakening Grace offers Christian disciples a fresh, creative approach to ancient and innovative spiritual practices. Place yourself in God’s hands, and he will form your life into Christ’s image.


MATT LEROY is a pastor of Love Chapel Hill and coeditor and coauthor with Jeremy Summers of The Way Forward and Paradox.

JEREMY SUMMERS is an ordained pastor, system shaper and leader guide.

  • How to Lead a Small Group (.pdf)
  • Ideas for Your Local Church (.pdf)
  • Sermon Notes (.pdf)
  • Scripture Reading Alternative (.pdf)
  • Video Discussion Questions (.pdf)
  • Covenant Friendship Alternative (.pdf)
  • Creative Expression Map Alternative (.pdf)