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.
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
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
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