The second method of geographical extension is that of multiplication by offshoots. The analogy here is that of a seed being blown by the wind to a distant location and takes root. The wind blown seed takes root because the destination environment is favourable. Sometimes a seed will land in an unexpected place.
This method was used by the Primitive Methodist Circuits to start missions in distant locations. So for example, the Hull circuit in the north east of England started a mission in Cornwall in the far south west of England.
“In 1825 [William] Clowes entered Cornwall as the first Primitive Methodist Missionary, in response to a request from Mr. Turner, who …had been working on Primitive Methodist lines though unattached to any religious community. Beginning under such favourable circumstances, the Cornish mission made progress and soon extended itself into Devonshire.”
- Multiplication by budding
- History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, Kendal, page 22