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Prevenient Grace:

We acknowledge God's prevenient grace, the divine love that surrounds all humanity and precedes any and all of our conscious impulses.  This grace prompts our first wish to please God, our first glimmer of understanding concerning God's will, and our "first slight transient conviction"  of having sinned against God. (B.O.D, P101, 2008)

Justifying Grace:

We believe God reaches out to the repentant believer in justifying grace with accepting and pardoning love.  In justification we are, through faith, forgiven our sin and restored to God's favor.  Our Wesleyan theology also embraces the scriptural promise  that we can expect to receive assurance of our present salvation as teh Spirit "bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God." (B.O.D, P101, 2008)

Sanctifying Grace:

 We hold that the wonder of God's acceptance and pardon does not end God's saving work, which continues to nurture our growth in grace.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are enabled to increase in knowledge and love of God and in love for neighbor. New birth is the first step in this process of sanctification.  Sanctifying grace draws us toward the gift of Christian perfection, which Wesley described  as a heart "habitually filled with the love of God and neighbor" and as "having the mind of Christ and walking as he walked."  This gift is neither warranted by our efforts nor limited by our frailities. (B.O.D, P101, 2008)