Minnesota Church Multiplication
Minnesota Church Multiplication is a resource center for the MN District Council of the Assemblies of God and their efforts in church planting throughout Minnesota. We aim to elevate our ability to plant healthy, vibrant Assemblies of God churches throughout the state and to accelerate the rate at which we multiply our churches.
We believe that everything should produce after its own kind, and while the District Office can provide significant resources to our pastors, church planting is most successful when it is done by the local church. Therefore, in order for a potential church planter to establish a new faith community in Minnesota, they must obtain a Parent Church to help them with their journey. We believe this relationship is instrumental in producing a more viable church.
Plant a Church
Statistics show us that the fastest growing segment of church in America are in new churches. If we are looking to make an impact for the kingdom of God in Minnesota, we need to plant healthy churches throughout the state.
Why should I plant a church?
Church planting is an incredible journey. It can be a difficult road, but it is very rewarding as God uses you to change the lives of people who might not have heard the Gospel. You can be a part of God’s plan to reach a community for His glory and His purposes.
How do I plant a church in Minnesota?
We believe that church plants come in many shapes, sizes and varieties. There is no preferred method or style. We believe that when God calls you to plant a church, He will give you vision. Our role is to support you by providing resources that will help you succeed on your church planting journey. We have developed Steps to Plant a Church to help ensure that healthy churches are planted.
Where do I begin?
Complete a Church Planter Application.
Are you interested in planting a church but don’t know where to begin? Check out I Want to Plant a Church.
Are you interested in being a multiplier? Learn more about the different ways you can be involved in church multiplication HERE.
Doug Vagle is the Director of the Church Multiplication Department which facilitates our church multiplication efforts throughout Minnesota. He planted The Waters Church in 2007, which he continues to pastor. Doug is married to his best friend, Peggy, and they have three children.
JARVIS GLANZERSurburban Representative
Planted Watermark Church in Stillwater in 2012.
EARNEST JEYARAJAMulti-ethnic Representative
Planted Global Harvest Church in Bloomington in 2004.
MIKE STEVENSNorth Representative
Planted Bigfork Assembly of God in 2000, Good Hope Church in Cloquet in 2010, & Good Hope Campus in Duluth in 2017
JEFF WENDTSouth Representative
Planted Canvas Church in Northfield in 2011, Canvas Church Campus in Mankato in 2016.
SCOTT WOLLERUrban Representative
Planted Corner Church in Minneapolis in 2005, Corner Church opened a second location in 2012 and planted a third in 2017.
Resources & Contact
1315 Portland Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Parent Affiliated Churches (PAC) are covered by the governance of their parent church and do not need to fill out paperwork with the federal or state government.
- Complete “Churches – PAC Charter” and return to MCM
District Council Affiliated Churches (DC) need to complete paperwork with the federal and state government. All DCs are covered under the General Council’s 501(c)3 status.
- Complete “Application for Federal SS-4“
- Complete “Churches – DC Charter” and return to MCM
- Complete “Application for MN Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation“
- Complete “Application for MN Business ABR“
- Complete “Application for Sales Tax Exempt Status ST16”
Applications for Federal SS-4 (EIN) and MN Business ABR can be done online. PDFs for all forms below. Contact our office with any questions.
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