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MENTORING & ENCOURAGEMENT FOR CHURCH PLANTING LEADERS

Nov
There have been times in my life when I wasn’t sure what I should do, but fortunately I was blessed to have mentors, who helped me find my way.  These mentors helped me discover where the Lord was leading me. I followed them as they followed Jesus. Through this journey, the Lord began to impress...
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“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”               2 Timothy 2:2   The apostle Paul wrote to his protégé Timothy and challenged him with the assignment of passing on the things he’d learned to people who could teach...
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A mentor is both a noun and a verb. Mentoring is someone you are and something you do.  God is calling you to be a mentor. He wants to help you become a sense of motivation and encouragement to the leaders that He has brought into your life. A Biblical example of this relationship is...
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What is one piece of advice you wish you would have heard before you planted your church? Lately I have been asking church planters this question and overwhelmingly I have been receiving answers like, “Don’t do it alone.” “Make sure that you have a committed team.” “Get a great team before planting.” “Have a team...

STORIES

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“The NAMES world zone is in chaos.” This was a statement recently shared by Scott, DCPI’s world zone representative for North African, Middle East, and Stan countries (what we call  “NAMES” at DCPI), during a staff prayer meeting. Scott believes that  politically, religiously, and economically, the people and communities within the NAMES world zone are...
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Happy New Year! A new year brings hope and excitement, but this new year is also filled with sadness, for me, as we begin our first new year without our DCPI founder, President and my friend, Paul Becker. On August 2, 2022, Paul went home to be with the Lord. While I am excited that...
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“…and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”  Matthew 16:18b A Pakistani school teacher and evangelist who we will call Tarrah is using his DCPI training to spread the Gospel in Pakistan. All throughout Pakistan, there is a growing network of house churches, which is waging war...
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In the Dominican Republic, there is a DCPI leader who started a church during COVID that has a very good problem.  Primera Iglesia Bautista Satélite – RD (“First Baptist Church Satellite- Dominican Republic- PIB) has too many people for the capacity of the chairs and air conditioning. About a year before the pandemic began, Pastor...

PRAYER

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Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.  You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation...
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Dear Prayer Partners, Thank you for praying with us in 2023! We at Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) know and believe PRAYER changes things.  As we humbly and boldly approach the throne, prayer brings about God’s plans and purposes while empowering His people to do the work He has called them to. This year, we...
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Dear Prayer Partners, Isn’t it a joy to be a part of the Body of Christ? In the beginning of the letters to the Romans, Corinthians, Philippians and Colossians, Paul thanks God for the believers gathered there.  Paul was grateful for those that were walking faithfully with Jesus, for the grace that was shown, for...
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Dear Prayer Partners, Do you have concerns for the believers you are discipling? What concerns do you have about them? Are their weaknesses evident in a way that makes you wonder about your own ability as a leader? Paul sent letters to encourage the churches he helped plant. Each church had its strengths and weaknesses....

DEVOTIONS BY DCPI STAFF

0315 Weve 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...