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MENTORING & ENCOURAGEMENT FOR CHURCH PLANTING LEADERS

Who is Your Timothy?
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...
The Value of a Team
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...
living life for others church planter encouragement
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....

STORIES

Gaining Ground in the Spiritual Battlefield – in the USA
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  Ephesians 6:12 In the town of Prescott, Wisconsin, about 4,500 people live without a strong church presence. Instead, there has been...
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 –...

PRAYER

Prayer and Praise News: August 2022
Dear Prayer Partners, What do you do when you feel hopeless about the sin, worldliness, and deception in the world around you–when fellow believers are being persecuted and the Church seems complacent?  Nehemiah was working for King Artaxerxes when one of his brothers and others came to see him. He asked about a Jewish remnant...
paul becker passed away
Hello DCPI Family!  It is with both joy and sadness that we announce to you that DCPI’s Founder, Paul Becker, went to be with the Lord peacefully last night in his home in Vista, California, USA.  Paul has been the fearless leader of DCPI from its inception in 1994. As a leader, Paul always put...
cathy becker video message
There have been several new developments in Paul’s journey recently. Click Here for a video message of latest update from Paul’s wife, Cathy Becker or you can continue to read for the latest update. “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. ”   Philippians 1:21 For the past 7 months the Becker family has walked through DCPI...
Prayer and Praise News: July 2022
Dear Prayer Partners, Are there things that you have been longing for and waiting for in your ministry, in your family’s life, in your own personal life?  It says, ‘this went on year after year’ for Hannah. (1 Sam 1:7) Her womb was closed and she was provoked by Elkanah’s other wife year after year! ...

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...