Church Planting

An impossible mix

An impossible mix

Four years ago I was at a great spot in my life. I was in seminary studying what I loved, I was (and still am) happily married to the woman of my dreams. I was on staff at a wonderful church with amazing people who passionately loved Jesus. And we had just bought our...
Wesleyans engage in Hero Maker course

Wesleyans engage in Hero Maker course

Twenty-nine leaders within The Wesleyan Church recently attended the Hero Maker Course with Dave Ferguson of Exponential. A six-week course held in September and October, the Hero Maker course is a follow-up to this year’s Exponential held in Orlando. Ed Love,...
Church For Neighbors nears second anniversary

Church For Neighbors nears second anniversary

January 6, 2019, will mark two years that we have been gathering regularly as Church For Neighbors in Portland, Oregon. So much has happened over the last two years that it would be impossible for me to fit it into this update. However, I’d like to share a little bit...
Michigan church blesses two plants financially

Michigan church blesses two plants financially

A core value at Thrive Church in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, is intentional multiplication. We envision having a transforming presence in 10 area ZIP codes in 10 years’ time. We see value in multiplication locally and globally, in various modes: church plant,...
Engaging a rapidly growing region

Engaging a rapidly growing region

Charleston has become South Carolina’s largest city, with a population in 2016 of 134,385 – and is still growing at a rapid pace. But Charleston is merely in the center of one of the nation’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas, with new industries such as Boeing...
God honors your NO

God honors your NO

I’ve learned in my journey with God that every single time I say no to something that would interfere with what I believe God’s call in my life is, he honors that “no” with taking care of my needs. I want to share about my most recent ministry transition from...
Done “playing church”

Done “playing church”

Rev. Ken Klein was weary of “playing church on Sunday” at Christ Wesleyan Church (CWC) in Greensboro, North Carolina. He loved his church and its people. But he felt like their purpose in ministry had faded. One morning, he stood in front of the congregation and said,...
CMC Resources

CMC Resources

CMC Home Pathway to Planting Pathway to Multiplying Assessment Center Coaching Training Funding Resources Resources The Church Multiplication Collective provides essential resources for building an intentional multiplication ecosystem focused...
Doubt turns to determination

Doubt turns to determination

Pastor Fernando Martinez and his family moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in December 2017 to plant a church in the United States. He has been in full-time ministry for 26 years, predominantly in Colombia, South America. The transition to the United States has not been an...
Wesleyan attendance grows 950% at Exponential East

Wesleyan attendance grows 950% at Exponential East

More than 400 Wesleyans attended Exponential East last week focusing on discipleship and church multiplication. Attendance seven years ago totaled 40. The conference theme was “Hero maker” and for four days in Orlando attendees were called to be leaders who multiply...
Wesleyan pastors credit Exponential for latest calling

Wesleyan pastors credit Exponential for latest calling

“I had been dreaming about church planting concepts and strategies for years, but had not been able to put my dreams into words until I attended Exponential Conference,” said Eric Diewald, who is working toward ordination in The Wesleyan Church. After discovering...
Otto receives Mitchell Award

Otto receives Mitchell Award

Early in life, Rev. Wayne Otto had no idea he would someday become a pastor. He grew up in an unchurched family and as a teenager was headed away from God until a local church congregation reached out to him; there he became a Christian, and his life was transformed....
California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

A Pacific Southwest District church is doing its best to live out the district’s mission: to create a culture where leaders and local churches can fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Jeff and Laurie Jennings, co-pastors at Faith Legacy...
Unleashing a Transforming Presence in Australia

Unleashing a Transforming Presence in Australia

For 20 years, Troy Beer has sought to be a transforming presence. Six weeks after getting married in 1997, Beer and his wife, Jenni, moved from their homeland, Australia, to Marion, Indiana, to complete his ministry training at Indiana Wesleyan University. While...
Celebrating A Journey in Faith

Celebrating A Journey in Faith

A regular attender of about a year or so has grown so much in their faith here at Journeymate Ministry Wesleyan Church (JMWC) in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, that when an unexpected inheritance came, the recipient wrestled with what to do with it. The end result was...
South Dakota church “celebrates” multiple church plants

South Dakota church “celebrates” multiple church plants

What can happen when a leader hears the voice of God? When Keith Loy heard God’s voice 18 years ago to plant a church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he knew he was supposed to plant a church family where everyone was welcome. What he didn’t know at the time was how...
​Celebrating and partnering with Poland churches

​Celebrating and partnering with Poland churches

Wesleyan churches in Poland are using things like Facebook Live and auto repair to meet their neighbors. They’re following Jesus into their neighborhoods—virtually and literally—to introduce themselves and help with real-life problems like car trouble and...
​The engine of discipleship

​The engine of discipleship

Jon Wiest, teaching pastor at Trinity Church in Fishers, Ind., shared this TED Talk at a recent Exponential (church planting) shoulder event of The Wesleyan Church. Around 200 Wesleyan district superintendents, pastors, and leaders were in attendance. My oldest...
Called to the impossible

Called to the impossible

Dwight Nash, senior pastor at Sent Church in Plano, Texas, shared this TED Talk at a recent Exponential (church planting) shoulder event of The Wesleyan Church. Around 200 Wesleyan district superintendents, pastors, and leaders were in attendance. Have you ever felt...
​An “Epic” church multiplication

​An “Epic” church multiplication

Epic Church of Portland, Michigan, was born to multiply. From the moment it was planted by Dr. Ed Love, Epic existed to be a sending and multiplying church. Epic’s sending and multiplying DNA is birthing two overlapping church plants–one planned and one...
​Dreaming big dreams in Pottstown

​Dreaming big dreams in Pottstown

What happens when you dream big dreams to reach one percent of the Lehigh Valley? God says you didn’t dream big enough! The vision and mission of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Allentown, Penn., is being fueled by a passion and determination to reach beyond...