Our Mission “Offer Them Christ”
Toward the end of his life,
John Wesley commissioned Thomas Coke
to go to America and ordain Francis Asbury
and others into the ministry.
He stood at the pier
and, as the boat departed, said to Coke,
“Offer them Christ, Thomas”
This was reported to be his final instruction
as Coke waved farewell to his mentor
and left for America.
At Wesley UMC we believe that the instruction that Thomas Coke received from John Wesley was of the utmost importance. Matthew 28:19 tells us much the same message: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”