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This study proposes a correlation between the doctrine and theological commitments of early Methodism and the unique organizational form and leadership practices observed in its early history. Using descriptive historical analysis of the organizational ethos of the leadership of early Methodism, the study argues that it drew its organizational form and substance from a shared set of spiritual and theological beliefs. Methodism’s commitment to widespread evangelistic preaching, the experience of Christian perfection, or sanctification, and the formation of converts into organized groups in pursuit of this experience was a unique and effective organizational structure. This article draws attention to the need for contemporary Christian leadership to revisit the theological foundations and origin of leadership practice, structure, and form, especially in light of the transformational dynamics of Christian holiness.

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