Who We Are
The Church Multiplication Collective of The Wesleyan Church is an intentional multiplication ecosystem focused on DISCOVERING, DEVELOPING, and DEPLOYING workers for the Lord’s harvest. The CMC’s role in fulfilling the vision of The Wesleyan Church is to:
- Cultivate a culture of church planting and multiplication
- Equip healthy churches to multiply new faith communities
- Provide a world-class support system for workers of the harvest
“Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teach these new disciples to obey all of the commands I have given you.”
If you are thinking about planting or multipying your church, you’ve come to the right place. Within the Church Multiplication Collective (CMC) you will find all of our church planting systems, resources, and helpful connections.
Our goal within the CMC is to help The Wesleyan Church become a movement that reproduces at a 6% rate (currently, 100 churches a year). We know this God-sized goal will not happen without intentionality and God’s blessing.
The CMC is here to serve you, but we also need you. A collective, by definition, is a group of entities motivated by a common issue or interest, working together to achieve a unified objective. We know the world’s issue and Jesus gave us the common interest, so let’s lock arms together and accomplish Jesus’ Great Commission!
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 (requiring a variety of gifts and callings) in that multiplication because the church was not meant to stay put. 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.
Healthy churches reproduce. It is in their DNA to take new territory. 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. I unapologetically challenge you to join me in giving yourself to the spread of the Church… for the glory of God.
Dr. Wayne Schmidt
Celebrating every time a disciple makes a disciple and the church multiplies itself until there is a transforming presence in every zip code.
Our team is committed to help you multiply like never before…
Dr. Ed Love
Director of Church Multiplication
Dr. Ed Love has planted two multiplying churches, daughtered multiple church plants, and has provided coaching, training, and resources for church planters. Ed also designed and teaches the church planting courses at Wesley Seminary. He received his M.DIV. from Asbury Theological Seminary and obtained his D.MIN. from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Ed is the author of Fear Not, Reclaiming Hope, Turn, and many other church multiplication resources. Ed and his wife Emily reside in Muncie, IN with their three spunky kids, Jennah, Josiah, and Micah.
Support Staff for Church Multiplication
Rhonda Moore has served at The Wesleyan Church Headquarters for several years. She and her husband, Lloyd, have pastored churches in Canada and the United States for 35 years. Rhonda enjoys using her organizational and people skills to serve the church in any way she can. She also enjoys speaking at women events. Rhonda and Lloyd now reside in Cicero, IN. Their fun times are spent with their family which includes 6 adorable grandchildren.
Aimee Pratt is a wife, mother, leader, and teacher. Together with her husband, Jesse, she has worked in ministry as a church planter and a multiplication director. What lights Aimee up the most in life is seeing leaders trained up and deployed into the Lord’s harvest. Aimee serves as the Church Multiplipication Collective Co-Systems Catalyst, along with her husband Jesse. As the Co-Systems Catalyst, Aimee assists in the leadership of the Regional Assessment Centers, Coaching Network, and the Church Planter Training process. Aimee and Jesse live in Western PA with their two teenagers, Caitlynn and Coleton.
Church Planting Spouse Network Architect
Jesse Pratt planted his first church in 2002 and has been working with church planters for the past 15 years. Jesse also serves as the Church Multiplipication Collective Co-Systems Catalyst, along with his wife Aimee. As the Co-Systems Catalyst, Jesse oversees the Regional Assessment Centers, Coaching Network, and the Church Planter Training process. Jesse and his wife, Aimee, along with their two children, Caitlynn and Coleton, enjoy traveling, cookouts, and campfires.