Join the Iowa Wesleyan Covenant Association
The Iowa Wesleyan Covenant Association is a Chapter of the Global Wesleyan Covenant Association Movement. To join, visit the Global WCA website and view membership options. Thank you for your interest in partnering with us to advance the historic Christian faith in the Wesleyan tradition.
A Brief History of the Methodist Movement
Methodism began as a movement whose aim was to bring revival and renewal to a struggling eighteenth century church. This venture was built upon a foundation of preaching and teaching “plain scriptural religion” and seeking to live with a “holiness of heart and life.”
The movement, like its founder John Wesley, was fueled by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
Almost 300 years after the birth of Methodism, many are praying for this same foundation and fuel to return and inspire a new season of renewal and revival within The United Methodist Church.
The Iowa Chapter of the Wesleyan Covenant Association is a group of committed, enthusiastic Iowans working to revive our United Methodist Church and focused upon glorifying God by:
- Committing to the primary authority of Scripture and the Lordship of Jesus Christ,
- Creating a uniﬁed response to the Bishops’ Commission recommendation that would maintain traditional, orthodox Methodist beliefs, and
- Developing a plan for a positive and faithful future.
I Am Not Afraid That The People Called Methodists Should Ever Cease To Exist In Europe Or America. But I Am Afraid, Lest They Should Only Exist As A Dead Sect, Having The Form Of Religion Without The Power. And This Undoubtably Will Be The Case, Unless They Hold Fast Both The Doctrine, Spirit And Discipline With Which They First Set Out.
— John Wesley August 4, 1786