Why Wesley?

Methodism began as a movement of young people who were dissatisfied with the church and the world in their time (mid 1700s). A man named John Wesley, John’s brother Charles, and some of their friends started to gather in small groups to pray, study, serve, and try to follow Jesus more faithfully. Much like Paul was to the early Christians, John Wesley is someone we believe God was working through and seek to live out our faith in Jesus Christ in a way that he emulated. Since John was in college when he started seeking to revitalize the Anglican Church, United Methodist campus ministries across the U.S. are called “Wesley Foundations.”