A Wesley Foundation is a United Methodist campus ministry. We seek to be a safe place for community conversation, dialogue, and understanding. Our mission is To Know Christ and Make Him Known.

Our Beginning

Wesley refers to John Wesley the founder of the Methodist Church and first campus minister at Oxford University. Wesley Foundations claim ancestry in the founding “Holy Club” of the Methodist movement, a group of students at Oxford University guided by Wesley in “methodical” (hence “Methodist”) study, prayer, and self-discipline. Wesley said, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

John Wesley was not a systematic theologian but rather a practical theologian. Instead of faith being purely an intellectual experience, he was adamant that our understanding of faith must influence our actions in the real world. He remarked that we must keep our head and our heart involved in our faith. He is most known for his writings and sermons on God’s grace. He viewed God’s grace as the work of the Holy Spirit in the everyone’s life from the moment of conception to death, leading us to the understanding that God exists, loves us, and sent Jesus for our salvation. For more on Wesley’s distinctive theological influence, check out: umc.org/what-we-believe

The United Methodist Church

The TU Wesley Foundation is an official United Methodist Campus Ministry of the Oklahoma Conference of the UMC. There are Wesley Foundations at every major university in Oklahoma, and there are many, more around the nation and world.  For more information on the United Methodist Church, including history, doctrine, social principles, and more, check out: umc.org  We occasionally do events with other Wesley’s across the United Methodist connection.

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