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John and Charles Wesley are featured in a cartoon illustration by Charlie Baber for the video series Wesleys Take the Web. Produced by United Methodist Communications.

Illustration by Charlie Baber for United Methodist Communications

John and Charles Wesley are featured in a cartoon video series Wesleys Take the Web.

The Wesleys Take the Web

 

In this series of three short videos, modern animated versions of the brothers who founded Methodism talk about some of the statistics and the spirit of what is now The United Methodist Church. The characters were drawn by United Methodist pastor Charlie Baber, who creates the Wesley Bros. cartoons.

We hope you will watch and share these clips, and we hope they generate lots of conversations, whether with your confirmation class, new member class, Sunday school group or in other settings. We’ve even provided some discussion questions after the videos to get you started.

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.

Learn more about the history of the UMC.

The Wesleys Take the Web is available for download with French, German, Russian and Spanish subtitles and in closed captions on Youtube.


John and Charles Wesley are featured in a cartoon illustration by Charlie Baber for the video series Wesleys Take the Web. Produced by United Methodist Communications.

Wesleys Take the Web: All Three Episodes

What if John and Charles Wesley were alive today, and using social media and smartphones to tell the story of the people of The United Methodist Church? View

Wesleys Take the Web: Episode I

In a fun new animation, John and Charles Wesley "take it to the streets" in a plan to spread United Methodism via social media. View

Wesleys Take the Web: Episode II

In this episode, John and Charles test their smartphone on her knowledge of fun facts about The United Methodist Church. View

John and Charles Wesley take a smartphone selfie in this cartoon illustration by Charlie Baber for the video series Wesleys Take the Web.

Wesleys Take the Web: Episode III

In this episode, John and Charles Wesley view examples of Methodism's core principle of social holiness via smartphone. View

Would John and Charles Wesley use social media and smartphones to tell the story of the people of The United Methodist Church?  Discuss these and other questions.

The Wesleys Take the Web: Discussion Questions

How did Methodism model new ways to take church outside the walls? Discuss these and other questions. Read More