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MENTORING & ENCOURAGEMENT FOR CHURCH PLANTING LEADERS

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Mother Teresa said, “Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.” She also said, “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”  As our world struggles through the horrible impact of the Russian invasion...
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....
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...

STORIES

Ukraine Receives Love from DCPI Churches [Story]
The war in Ukraine has been on all of our hearts and minds throughout the past couple months, and we are excited to share an update with you about DCPI-trained leaders in Ukraine and the surrounding countries.  DCPI’s Director of Partnerships out of our European world zone, Stephany West, recently shared with our team at...
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...
Refugees Receive Hope in the Gospel [Story]
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...

PRAYER

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Here is a message from Brandon Becker on behalf of Paul Becker. Would you please join us in praying for Paul? Dear Prayer Partners, We thank God for you every time we remember you in our prayers.  Your intercession for DCPI’s needs continues to strengthen the mission and the team both here and around the...
Prayer and Praise News: June 2022
Dear Prayer Partners, “I am too young,” Jeremiah replied when the Lord told him that he was set apart as a prophet to the nations. He was afraid to speak God’s message. We all have fears at one time or another as to why we are not the right person to speak up for the...
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Here is a message from Paul Becker. Would you please join us in praying for Paul? Home.   It’s not really about the physical surroundings.   Home is the place you find yourself near those who are beloved to you and you are beloved to them.   There is a strength to being at home with those you...
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...

DEVOTIONS BY DCPI STAFF

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...