Church Multiplication

The church needs leaders who are formed in its multiplicative origins, as well as adaptability and innovation for the 21st-century. The equipping of disciple-makers and multipliers, empowered afresh by the Holy Spirit, is precisely what is needed in order to reach our post-Christian cultural context. The Doctor of Ministry in Church Multiplication focuses on movement-oriented leadership dynamics and the mobilization of God’s people from a pioneering perspective.

As you complete your degree, you will

  • Enter in a creative space that invites reflection, conversation and innovation.
  • Engage in robust academics, research and writing.
  • Experience meaningful, vibrant, spiritually formed relationships.
  • Explore relevant and adaptive ministry perspectives and practices.
  • Enhance local/global multiplication capacities.

During your online and intensive courses, you’ll enjoy the rigor and formative nature of topics such as disciple-making ecosystems, mobilization of the priesthood of all believers, and the sending nature of God. In addition, you’ll also interact with faculty and Exponential guest lecturers whose expertise is in the fields of church planting and multiplication, including: Ralph Moore, Rob Wegner, Brian Sanders, Obe Arellano, and others!

Questions? Meet a member of the D.Min team in a weekly webinar session at asbury.to/eluncheon. Begin your Asbury journey at asbury.to/apply.


Church Multiplication Cohort Degree Plan

Sample Cohort Syllabi

DM910A

Core Course

Habits that Sustain Ministry

2 credit hours

DM910B

Core Course

Habits that Sustain Ministry

2 credit hours

DM911A

Core Course

Discovering God’s Missional Heart

2 credit hours

DM911B

Core Course

Discovering God’s Missional Heart

2 credit hours

DM(EXP)915A

Seminar I

Disciple-Making that Leads to Multiplication

2 credit hours

DM(EXP)915B

Seminar I

Disciple-Making that Leads to Multiplication

2 credit hours

DM(EXP)916A

Seminar II

Mobilizing Leaders for Movement

2 credit hours

DM(EXP)916B

Seminar II

Mobilizing Leaders for Movement

2 credit hours

DM(EXP)917A

Seminar IIII

Building Capacity through Missional Networks

2 credit hours

DM(EXP)917B

Seminar IIII

Building Capacity through Missional Networks

2 credit hours

DM(PLE)918A

Seminar IV

Leading Change

2 credit hours

DM(PLE)918B

Seminar IV

Leading Change

2 credit hours


Faculty

 Ed Love, D.Min. is currently the Director of Church Multiplication for The Wesleyan Church, where he oversees the Church Multiplication Collective. Dr. Love has planted two multiplying churches, daughtered multiple church plants, and has provided coaching, training, and resources for church planters. Love also designed and teaches the church planting courses at Wesley Seminary. He received his M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and obtained his D.Min. from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Love is the author of Fear Not, Reclaiming Hope, Turn, Pioneers, Revive, and many other church multiplication resources. Ed and his wife Emily reside in Muncie, Ind. with their three kids, Jennah, Josiah, and Micah.

Larry Walkemeyer, D.Min. currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Light and Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, CA. Starting with a handful of committed “white folks,” the church has grown into a large multi-ethnic church transforming its tough urban neighborhood. A priority on local and global church planting has led to the start of 23 churches nationally and dozens in Ethiopia, the Philippines and Indonesia. Holding a doctorate in church leadership and as the author of nine books, Larry speaks and consults frequently.  Larry serves as the Director of Equipping and Spiritual Engagement for Exponential and is on the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University. Larry and his wife, Dr. Deb Walkemeyer, have been married since 1978. They have two adult daughters. Larry enjoys snow skiing, waterskiing, biking, traveling, and mission trips.

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