New Churches Chartered

Total # of Churches Chartered in 2016: 406

Total # Churches Chartered so far in 2017: 14

Total # of Churches Planted since 2008: 2,998

Thank you to everyone who helped us break an Assemblies of God church planting record last year. 406 new churches in 2016! This wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of the AG Trust and the tireless work of church planters across the country. We are so thankful for all your hard work in making this happen - and we are so excited about what God has in store for us in 2017.

Matching Fund Stats

New Matching Fund Churches in 2016: 54

Total Matching Fund Churches: 448

Total Champion Churches: 92

Since 2009, CMN and the AG Trust have invested $7,921,673 in Matching Fund churches. These CMN-funded churches have funded 185 new church plants by paying forward $5,552,079 (as of December 31, 2016)

Altogether, CMN and the AG Trust have distributed more than $13.47 million to new churches throughout our Fellowship.

Matching Fund Churches: Missions Giving (2009 - Dec 2016)

  • AGWM - $4,894,973

  • AGUSM - $2,089,257

  • Other - $602,854

  • Total - $7,587,084

Matching Fund Church Stats*

  • Total # of contacts: 1,082,554

  • Total # of decisions for Christ: 29,114

  • Total # of water baptisms: 6,607

  • Total # of Spirit baptisms: 3,466

*Based on self-reported numbers from Matching Fund churches


In 2016, the Church Multiplication Network's video content on Facebook received 185,431 views. This number does not include additional views on the CMN website or on Vimeo. Below is a collection of some of the most viewed CMN videos in the last year.

CMN <10 with Carey Nieuwhof

Launch Training: Jeff Leake

National Church Planting Day Promo

2016 Year-End Video

Launch Training: Mike Quinn

CMN <10 with Gary Fowler


Launch & Multiply Training Events

In 2016, CMN trained 461 new church planters at CMN Launch, representing 200 new church planting projects.

In addition, 296 pastors and leaders attended CMN Multiply events throughout the year.

From Nov. 2012 to Dec. 2016, CMN has trained 1,210 church planters.

Upcoming 2017 Launch events

February 15-17
Miami, FL (Rich Wilkerson)

March 22-24
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

May 24-26
Minneapolis, MN (Rob Ketterling)

June 14-16
Springfield, MO (Jeremy Johnson, North Point Church)

September 13-15
Seattle, WA (Troy H. Jones, New Life Church)

October 18-20
Dallas, TX (Ben Dailey)

November 15-17
Cleveland, Ohio (Jim Wilkes, Journey Church)

District and Partner Launch events

March 29-31
Northwest Ministry Network

October 9-11
NNED/SNED in Haverhill, MA

November 1-3
CityReach Network

Finished 2017 Events

January 11-13
San Diego, CA (Mike Quinn)


2016 Launch and Multiply Registration Stats

2016 Launch Projects (Church Planting Teams)

200 planting teams in 2016

2016 Launch Attendees (Total # of People)

461 church planters at Launch in 2016

2016 Multiply Attendees

296 attendees at Multiply in 2016

CMN START Student Events

The CMN START home page at has been redesigned to better reflect our growing partnership with Chi Alpha, our church planter stories, and the beginning of the START Year program, which helps college graduates join church planting teams across the country.

In 2016

Students reached: 9100
Students opting-in to receive updates and info from CMN: 110
Students connected personally with CMN at coffee and dinner events: 275

Upcoming Events

  • March 7-9, 2017 | SAGU
  • March 21-23, 2017 | University of Valley Forge
  • September 19-21, 2017 | North Central University
  • October 10-12, 2017 | Trinity Bible College

Recent Events

  • Sept 13-15, 2016 | Vanguard University
  • Sept 27-29, 2016 | North Central University
  • Oct 11-13, 2016 | Trinity Bible College 
  • Oct 24-26, 2016 | Northwest University
  • Jan 17-20, 2017 | Evangel University


Beginning in Fall 2016 CMN offered the START Year, a one-year opportunity for graduates desiring to serve with a church planter. The individual can raise funds through the Missionary Associate (MA) program, which supplements part or all of their budget to serve with the planter.

Chi Alpha

Chi Alpha students, directors and staff reached at regional XA events and The World Missions Summit: 3500
XA students, directors and staff connected personally with CMN at exhibits, meals and meetings: 100

DYDs/Staff Pastors

DYD’s connected personally to CMN: 12
Church staff members reached by CMN: 510


Teens reached through National Fine Arts workshops: 230
Leaders reached through National Fine Arts workshops: 50