Wesley's formation of class structures for discipleship and education on the local level was revolutionary in the church.
But he also was the founder, promoter, and defender of various schools and colleges, primarily because the poor and all of the new church members did not have access to higher education. Wesley had great concern for the salvation of people. But he was also a great reformer of society. His compassion for the disadvantaged was a chief motive behind his formation of schools and colleges. And those institutions were to be agents not only of discipleship and learning, but also social reform, as the poor were both empowered and taught to resist evil.