Wesleys Take the Web: Episode I

This is the first episode in a series of three short videos that offer a modern animated version of the brothers who founded Methodism talking about how the denomination started.

We hope you will watch and share these clips, whether with your confirmation class, new member class, Sunday school group or in other settings. We’ve even provided some talking points after each script to get you started.

Learn more about the history of The United Methodist Church. Watch Episode II and Episode III.

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Discussion guide:

What do you think John Wesley meant when he said he was “submitting to be more vile”?
How did Methodism model new ways to take church outside the walls?
What Methodist nicknames do you like best and why?


These videos were produced as a 21st century follow up to the popular clip known as “Clayride: A Gallop Through United Methodist History.” Find out more about the making of “Clayride” from the artists who created that 1984 classic.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.
This video was first posted on April 20, 2018.



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