That act was the beginning of the separation that formed the Methodist Church (2) in America.
The Methodist Church in England did not officially form until after Wesley’s death.
It was a hallmark of Wesley’s way of holding to his convictions while remaining in connection with those with whom he disagreed. He was convinced that it was important for him personally to spread the gospel through relationships and continue to grow closer to God in those relationships.
Asked if he would consider walking instead of riding, he replied, “Nay." Questioning one’s faith should not be disparaged.
That is why it is important constantly to connect our teaching back to the important people in our church history.