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 created by United Methodist pastor Charlie Baber, who draws the Wesley Bros. comics.
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.
Wesleys Take the Web: Episodes I-III
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: Hymn for Easter Day
In this episode, Charles Wesley kicks around an idea for an Easter hymn and John chimes in. View
Wesleys Take the Web: Money
John and Charles Wesley are talking money: How to earn it, how to spend it, and how to "do all the good you can" with your dollars. View
Wesleys Take the Web: Baptism
In a splashy new animated feature, John and Charles dip their toes into the deep waters of baptism. View
Wesleys Take the Web: Watch Night
Out with the old and in with a new commitment to God. John and Charles observe Watch Night on New Year's Eve in this new animated episode. View
Wesleys Take the Web: Advent Anthem
This episode of the animated series about the founders of Methodism takes us back to when a favorite seasonal hymn was just words on a page. View
A Must See: Wesleys Take the Web
Meet the creative team behind the animated series about United Methodist history which brings John and Charles Wesley into the digital age. View
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
Wesley Bros Comics: The Look
Cartoonist and pastor Charlie Baber reveals what famous musician inspired Charles’ look in the Wesley Bros comics. View
Wesley Bros Comics: Playing Cards
Fifty-two important figures who shaped the Methodist movement make up this clever deck of playing cards. 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