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Church Multiplication

CHURCH MULTIPLICATION IN OHIO

Unifying, Developing, and MULTIPLYING CHURCHES and Leaders.

MISSION – VISION

When people hear about church multiplication (church planting & multiple campuses), they often think, “But don’t we have enough churches in the U.S.?” If you think that, look at this list that depicts the number of churches per person in the U.S. over the last 184 years.

  • 1820 1 church for every 875 persons
  • 1900 1 church for every 357 persons
  • 1950 1 church for every 588 persons
  • 2000 1 church for every 833 persons
  • 2004 1 church for every 909 persons

As you can see, there are fewer churches per person now than in 1820, and the churches per capita gap seems to widen each year. Church multiplication advocate Pete Wagner, says,

“The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches.” 

Ohio Ministries concurs!  New churches win hearts to God that established churches simply are not able to win.  Any church tribe needs to plant 3% new churches each year to survive and 4% to thrive.  We want to thrive and help fulfill the Great Commission! A key element of Ohio Ministries’ mission is to “partner with local congregations in multiplying growing, healthy churches.”  If you are interested in being a church multiplier or your church is interested in partnering for multiplication, contact Esther Cottrell for a pre-assessment or a conversation.

A FEW STORIES OF SUCCESSFUL CHURCH PLANTS