The Process

So You're Interested In Planting in the Greater Ohio District...we are so excited for your desire to partner with us.  We want to make sure that you and your team has all the necessary tools, resources and training necessary.  Here is what planting looks like in the G.O. District.

Step 1:

Contact one of our Multiplication Synergist and talk to us about your interest in planting or fill out this form.

Name *

Step 2:

Read Dr. Ed Love’s book Are You Ready to Plant a New Church? 

Step 3:

Connect with our Multiplication Team Leader, Dr. Chris Dyer, who will guide you through the next steps.

Step 4: 

If recommended, take the initial assessment on Church Planter’s Profiles

Step 5:

Our District Church Multiplication Team will review the results of your assessment and determine if your next step would be to go to a full assessment.

Step 6:

After a successful interview, you will register and be sent for a full assessment at a nearby approved Wesleyan assessment center. 

Step 7:

Pending a recommendation from the Assessment Center to become a Lead Church  Planter,  you will be connected to a multiplying church or a multiplying network (made up of several multiplying churches) for prayer, support, a resourcing.

Step 8:

A strategic three-year plan (including pre-launch, launch, and post-launch) for the church plant will be completed and with the aid of the District Multiplication Team, you will prepare a presentation for the District Board of Administration (DBA) through which you will receive approval and further resourcing.

Step 9:

You and your sponsoring congregation and/or sponsoring network  will begin raising capital for the church plant by gathering Prayer & Sharer Partners.


  • You are responsible for securing 300 Individual Prayer & Sharer Parners                @ $10/month for a 2 year covenant - $36,000/year

  • The Sponsoring Church/Network and the planter would work on securing 15 Church Prayer & Sharer Partners @ $150/month for a 2 year covenant - $27,000/year

Step 10:

The G.O. District will allot at least $15,000 per year to each project for a duration of three years.  If the Sponsor and the Planter do not raise their portion of the funds the District will not contribute to the project.  District funds are the last to be given.

Step 11:

There will be a minimum of one year Pre-Launch work in order to raise funds, participate in further training, find a coach and do preliminary visionary and strategic work for the launch.

*Step 12:

Non-Wesleyan planters will need to pursue licensing through the Wesleyan Church.