Exponential, LifeWay Research and Outreach magazine have identified the top 100 reproducing churches in 2019. Nine Wesleyan churches were included and are listed below in alphabetical order:
- Celebrate Community Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Keith Loy, pastor
- Epic Community Church, Portland, Michigan
- Duane Bower, pastor
- Impact Church, Lowell, Michigan
- Jason Holdridge
- Lamont Wesleyan Church, Lamont, Kansas
- Steve McVey, pastor
- New Life Wesleyan Church, La Plata, Maryland
- Mike Hilson, pastor
- Providence Church, Summerville, South Carolina
- Wayne Otto, pastor
- Sent Church, Plano, Texas
- Kyle Ray, pastor
- The Ransom Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Phil Tague, pastor
- Waterline Church, Fishers, Indiana
- John Freed, pastor
Reproducing churches are defined as “congregations that are strategically invested in reproduction and multiplication through church planting.” The category expands previous research identifying North America’s Fastest-Growing Churches and Largest Participating Churches.
“These nine churches being honored as Reproducing honors the vision, faith and focus of their leaders, congregations and those who pulled up stakes to replant them in new places to reach new potential disciples,” said Wayne Schmidt, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church. “What I especially love about this list is the varying church sizes ranging from 175 to 3,636. Size is not a requirement to reproduce.
“Our partnership with Exponential continues to inspire and equip our churches to see how to multiply,” Schmidt added. “We are encouraged and committed to celebrate every time a disciple makes a disciple and a church multiplies itself until The Wesleyan Church has a transforming presence in every ZIP code.”
The Wesleyan Church hosts a shoulder event annually at the Exponential East Conference in Orlando, Florida.
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