Designed as an introduction to John Wesley’s life, this course looks at Wesley’s biography through the eyes of those familiar with the Wesley historic sites in England. You will hear the pastor who oversaw the Epworth Rectory Museum discuss the life of the Wesley family and John’s childhood; a leader of Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford talk about John’s college days; a chaplain of the New Room in Bristol describe John’s field preaching; and the assistant pastor of City Chapel in London discuss John as a preacher and organizer of societies. The course will look at the impact these different places had on Wesley’s life.
Course content is delivered primarily through video interviews with British clergy and lay leaders as well as daily readings from British Methodist historian John Tellford’s 1880’s biography, “The Life of John Wesley.” No need to buy the book, which is available online. The final session will be on Zoom where the class will discuss ways to integrate Wesley and our Methodist heritage into the life of the church.
In addition to Blackboard interactions, 1 required Zoom meeting will be held on the last Friday at 7pm Eastern time. The meeting will be recorded.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.