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Church Plant Locations

Click the map below to see live church hotspots on Google Maps.

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Current Church Planter Opportunities

Job Type: 

Lead Pastor / Church Planter
HOT SPOTS in Michigan, Wisconsin, or Illinois The Wesleyan Church
Full Time, Co-Vocational

Overview/Job Description 

Lead Pastor / Church Planter
The Great Lakes Region has a church planter opening in the beautiful but spiritually hurting key “Hot Spot” communities in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Imagine planting a new congregation in a community that urgently needs a life-giving, missional church. Each of our identified “hot spot” communities offers a unique church planting opportunity with a high potential for success. If you've dreamed of missionally engaging in ministry, are a strong biblical communicator/visionary leader, are Wesleyan in your beliefs, and love to love people into God's Kingdom; we want to hear from you!

Identified Hot Spots in the GLR include but are not limited to:

●  Orland Park, IL

●  Orland Hills, IL

●  Peoria, IL

●  Bloomington, IL

● West Branch, MI
● Oakland County, MI

● Coldwater, MI
● Marquette, MI
● Grand Ledge, MI

● Lapeer, MI

● Waukesha, WI
● Green Bay, WI
● Dane County, WI

● Beloit, WI

Overview of The Great Lakes Region

Lead Pastor / Church PlanterThe Great Lakes Region is a growing network of Wesleyan churches in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The 170 congregations connected in the GLR are diverse by all kinds of measurements: reaching urban, suburban, small-town, and rural communities; as large, small, and multi-campus churches; as multi-ethnic, multi-socioeconomic, and multi-generational congregations led by women and men who are united in our passion for reaching lost people and seeing God unleash His redemptive power to transform lives and communities.

Discover more about the GLR at: 
Expectations of a GLR Church Planter

The Great Lakes Region is fully prepared to support all the aspects of church planting so the new congregation gets off to a successful and healthy start! We have robust support systems, a helpful team, a big vision, and experience successfully launching well. We are here to help you start faster and be much stronger long term! The Great Lakes Region is a church-planting network looking for a great leader/pioneer who loves building God's Church within a healthy team context!

Explore more about Church Multiplication:
Who We Are Looking For:
Essential Strengths:
  • Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's leading

  • Deep Commitment to Evangelism

  • Desire and passion for serving Christ in the local church

  • High Initiative

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, visual, written, and relational

  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness

  • Flexibility to plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong Recruiting and team-building skills

Professional Qualifications:
  • Entrepreneurial gifting

  • Experience leading a growing, fruitful ministry

  • Ministerial training preferred

  • Willingness to go through a Church Planter Assessment Process

Requirements to Apply:

The GLR's planting pathway is outlined on our site: If you are interested in the GLR church planting pathway, contact John & Danielle Freed at as soon as possible. Respond today and start making a difference for God's Kingdom.

Employment Type: 

Full Time and/or Co-Vocational, Lead Pastor

John & Danielle Freed

The Great Lakes Region of The Wesleyan Church

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