“Aligning your ministries with a missional focus on a discipleship mission”
Your Church Has a Purpose. Its the greatest commandment and the great commission fused together in one calling to make disciples.
Every Ministry Has a Part. We believe every ministry in your church has a part to play in accomplishing this mission.
Your Church is Inter-connected. We like the word “alignment.” When in alignment, different pieces are put in the right relationship with each other and work together for the same purpose.
My heart leaps for the possibilities of what 2019 can hold by way of the body of Christ, his Church.
Intentionally listening to and caring for people can lead to sharing Christ with people who are needing hope.
“For women called to lead roles in ministry, church planting can be a creative venture to live out that calling.”
Movement over Model. We will not prescribe top-down, one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, we champion a movement that includes different methods and leave it to you to prayerfully choose the best model for your ZIP code and your context.
Connect over Create. We recognize that some of the best resources we have are created by practitioners in the local church, and we are providing a variety of ways to facilitate a connection between you and those resources.
All Hands on Deck. We believe that if we are going to have a discipleship and church multiplication movement, we are going to need more than one kind of person. Seeing a movement will require pastors and lay people, young and old, every ethnicity and both men and women.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations…”
Church Multiplication & Discipleship Staff
We are here to serve you!
Rev. Anita Eastlack
Executive Director of Church Multiplication & Discipleship
Anita Eastlack serves as the executive director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship, serving to multiply spirit-led disciples, ministries and churches for The Wesleyan Church and beyond. After serving 31 years in local church leadership and four years in district leadership, Anita is passionate about using her spiritual gifts and experiences to serve the kingdom of God through The Wesleyan Church Headquarters.
Anita is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church who previously served as co-district superintendent of Penn-Jersey District. She had the privilege of growing up in a church-planting Christian home, where she gave her heart and life fully to the Lord at an early age. A graduate of Houghton College and Wesley Seminary, she has repeatedly proven to be a change agent for the Church. Her wide-ranging ministry experiences include church health, church planting, church growth, fund-raising, networking, vision casting, property acquisition, overseeing district-wide events, missions, providing pastoral and organizational leadership and care and founding and directing a preschool. In her previous role as co-district superintendent, Anita provided leadership and care for congregations who are diverse in location, setting, size, membership composition and ministry focus.
Anita is loved by her husband Karl and her family, and beloved by the many people she serves. Anita is known for being a strategic thinker, an agent of change and a fervent, faithful follower of Christ.
Rev. Santes Beatty
Director of Multiethnic Ministries
Dr. Ed Love
Director of Church Multiplication
Rev. Kimberly Gladden
Director of Discipleship
Rev. Zach Coffin
Director of Next Gen Multiplication & Discipleship
Translation Specialist and Administrative Assistant for Multiethnic
Executive Assistant for Anita Eastlack & Administrative Assistant for Church Multiplication
Administrative Assistant for Discipleship
Administrative Assistant for Next Gen Multiplication & Discipleship
Digital Resource Coordinator
Celebrating every time a disciple makes a disciple and a church multiplies itself, until The Wesleyan Church has a transforming presence in every zip code.
A Message from our General Superintendent
There are certain priorities and pursuits that matter and last. They start in the heart of God and through focused prayer capture the heart of The Wesleyan Church. We are commissioned and empowered to be a disciple-making movement (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) in multiplying locations. This calls for Kingdom risks, an entrepreneurism of eternal consequence.
We celebrate every time a disciple makes a disciple and a congregation’s spiritual fervor boils over so intensely the church multiplies itself. There must be a variety of models in that multiplication because the church was not mean to stay put. This will require “all hands on deck” — engaging laity as well as clergy, the full giftedness of women in leadership, a range of generations and multiple ethnicities. We will celebrate these things until our people are bringing a transforming presence into communities scattered across the mission field of North America and to the ends of the earth.
Likewise, discipleship can happen in a classroom, a coffee shop or a car. These are all potential contexts for discipleship, but they are not the catalysts for discipleship. Discipleship is people – lay and clergy, male and female, all ethnicities and generations – reaching to those who need to be discipled toward faith or discipled in their faith. Every believer is both a disciple and a disciple-maker.
I unapologetically challenge you to join me in giving yourself to the spread of the Gospel… for the glory of God.
Dr. Wayne Schmidt