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We hope these stories of church planting leaders and articles about starting and growing churches will encourage you in whatever role God has called you to fill in His Kingdom. If you have a story to share, please feel free to share your DCPI story here. May God bless you and expand your ministry exceedingly, abundantly more than you could imagine.

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DCPI Online Training (DOT) Equips Leaders in India
In the face of persecution from the Hindu government, DCPI’s India Ocean World Zone is exploding with a prolific revival. The government has cracked down on freedoms, evangelism, and outside financial support for Christians in India, yet God continues bringing people to himself in astounding numbers!  Everything is bigger in India due to its size...
Bringing the Hope of the Gospel to Refugees
Bringing the Hope of the Gospel to Refugees https://dcpi-website.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/11160744/Vilembwa-ministering-512×230.jpeg The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. Psalm 146:9 Survivors of civil wars and genocides from Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, and South Sudan  currently live in refugee camps in northwestern Uganda. There are 1,500,000* residents –...
Out of Great Damage [Video Story]
On April 9th this year, the La Soufrière volcano started erupting on the main island of Saint Vincent in the Eastern Caribbean. The eruption dropped up to 6” inches of ash on rooftops, causing them to collapse. It burned banana groves that provided food for the local population, and it contaminated the water supply.  When...
“Light Up” Your City
“Light Up” Your City https://dcpi-website.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/01132512/yoosun-won-CPrlIQJCibY-unsplash-512×340.jpg How is your church making a difference in your community? Are people being drawn to Jesus because of the presence of your church in their lives? At DCPI, the Magnet Principle challenges us with the truth that when God plants a church, there should be widespread community awareness.  In Matthew...

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Bringing the Hope of the Gospel to Refugees
Bringing the Hope of the Gospel to Refugees https://dcpi-website.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/11160744/Vilembwa-ministering-512×230.jpeg The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. Psalm 146:9 Survivors of civil wars and genocides from Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, and South Sudan  currently live in refugee camps in northwestern Uganda. There are 1,500,000* residents –...
A Mentoring Culture in Africa
A Mentoring Culture in Africa 2022 is a new year that is filled with great hope as well as uncertainty. As this new year begins, We are reminded that we all need a mentor.  One of our 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting at DCPI, the Barnabas Principle, states, “Every church planter needs a mentor....
Mentoring Article: Powerful Prayer
Powerful Prayer https://dcpi-website.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/04065552/nathan-dumlao-MrtzHLp4zVM-unsplash-394×340.jpg As a church planter, you may feel like you need many things. You probably want a great meeting place, people to help you set up chairs in that great meeting place, lots of people to sit in all the chairs that you set up, and of course you want just a little...
Balance in Church Planting
The Balance of Church Planting Living a life in balance can be difficult…especially for church planters! These are 3 important lessons that I’ve learned along the way. With so much compelling and important work to be done, it is easy to work too hard and too long. At Dynamic Church Planting International, we encourage church planters...

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The Apostolic Leadership Style Is the gift of apostleship still active in our world today? All over the world, our team at DCPI has seen men and women of God operating in an apostolic style of leadership, and  whether or not this is the “gift of apostleship,” we don’t know, but we do know that...
pray for healing
Here is a message from Paul Becker. Would you please join us in praying for Paul? ENCOURGEMENT   Jimmy Evans, the Bible Teacher on Marriage Today says “Healing is focused on redeeming our eternal purpose.”   Isaiah 53: 5 But he (Jesus) was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was...
church planting prayer retreat with God
What to Do on A Personal Prayer Retreat (Church Planter Edition) At DCPI, we have walked alongside hundreds of thousands (393,640 to be exact) of church planters like you, and we have seen how planting a church can be exhilarating, rewarding, and–at the same time–exhausting. When you’re the leader of a church planting venture or...
April 15: Good Friday Prayer Update from Paul Becker
Here is a message from Paul Becker. Would you please join us in praying for Paul? Encouragement As I think about our Jesus, I am struck by the fact that while it is Good Friday for all of us who have had our sins forgiven, it was a very Bad Friday for Jesus.  Our Savior...

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We’ve Never Done It This Way Before
We’ve Never Done It This Way Before https://dcpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/0315-Weve-Never-Done-It-This-Way-Before.png Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. ~ Matthew 9:17 READING: Matthew 9:9-17 One of...
What Makes a Nehemiah? #7 – Vision Casting & Team Building
What Makes a Nehemiah? #7 – Vision Casting & Team Building https://dcpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/0314-What-Makes-a-Nehemiah-7-.png Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” And I told them of the hand...
What Makes a Nehemiah? #6 – Community Assessment
What Makes a Nehemiah? #6 – Community Assessment https://dcpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/0313-What-Makes-a-Nehemiah-6-.png So I went to Jerusalem and was there three days. Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. There was no animal with me...
What Makes a Nehemiah? #5 – Working Your Plan and Facing Opposition
What Makes a Nehemiah? #5 – Working Your Plan and Facing Opposition https://dcpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/0312-What-Makes-a-Nehemiah-5.png Then I came to the governors of the province beyond the river and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent with me officers of the army and horsemen. But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah, the Ammonite servant, heard...