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United Methodists inherited a church planting ethic from John Wesley, our founder, who tirelessly started new places for new people.

Struggles on the Way to the 1870 – 1918 Church Start Boom
By Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
From the series
One of the most extraordinary eras for new church starts in the United States began around 1870 and extended to the end of World War I. United Methodists like to remember that it was during this period that its predecessor denominations averaged starting one new church a day for fifty years. This is a story from one of those traditions.

What does the Book of Discipline say about starting new churches?
By Bob Crossman
From the series New Church Leadership Institute
Read paragraphs related to new church starts, multi-sites, satellites and extension campuses.

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