A Vile Past -> A Vital Future | UMC YoungPeople
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A Vile Past -> A Vital Future

Why did John Wesley, in his own words, “submit to be more vile” in 1739? How did the Methodist heritage carry forward this defiant attitude? How might being more vile in our missions, ministries, contexts, and witness make us more vital in the future? Join us for a history lesson that is future focused and action oriented!

Workshop leader: Dr. Ashley Boggan D., General Secretary, General Commission on Archives and History

How will it help you be BOLD? John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, epitomized boldness. After his heart was "strangely warmed,” he spent his life in a radical pursuit of living differently from those around him. With eyes fixed on Jesus and hands extended to others, he boldly sought to be an embodiment of the perfect love of God both inward and outward.

Audience Age Range:

  • Younger youth (6-8 grades)
  • Older youth (9-12 grades)
  • Adult leaders/volunteers/chaperones