Church Planting

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...
Pre-Civil War bell rings in new church plant

Pre-Civil War bell rings in new church plant

Westfield, Ind., just north of Indianapolis in Hamilton County, is the site of a developing church plant. Paradox Church had its first service on March 26, 2017. Pastor Jordan Gardner and his family made the move last year from South Dakota so he could become the...
Because of Raj, they believed

Because of Raj, they believed

Raj is a young pastor in the mountain village of Pida, Nepal. He was led to Christ by a Nepali pastor about six to seven years ago. Raj was one of the first Jesus-followers in his village. A passion to reach his community for Jesus grew within him. He began his...
Hornell, NY: I don’t have a church

Hornell, NY: I don’t have a church

Rev. Doug and Terrah Jones planted New Hope Wesleyan Church in Hornell, N.Y., a town of 8,000, just five years ago. Doug grew up in the area. He attended Houghton College, then served in the military. When he returned, he went on staff at rural Buena Vista Wesleyan...
​Who are the people in your neighborhood?

​Who are the people in your neighborhood?

When Edgar and Eylin’s landlord approached them with a surprise request, the couple knew they had to take the opportunity presented to them. The landlord opened the doors of his house “to learn more about the Bible.” Weekly visits with the...
​Church Experience celebrating two years of services

​Church Experience celebrating two years of services

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to...
​People reaching people

​People reaching people

#GivingTuesday (November 29) is a day dedicated to giving to reach people with the hope of Jesus Christ. With God’s help we are equipping urban church planters and mobilizing holistic church planting teams to unreached global cities. Below are two opportunities...