Paul’s Heart to Yours

“Light Up” Your City

"Light Up" Your City 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

A Bridgeway to Christ

A Bridgeway to Christ Where has God called you church plant? As a church planter, you need to do more than just share scripture, you need to clearly understand the culture in which you are planting and be able to communicate the truth of scripture in a way that people can

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

Prayerful Planning

At DCPI, we live by principles from scripture that steer and shape our ministries. One of these principles is The Nehemiah Principle which states, “God’s vision must lead to prayerful planning, the result of which should be a comprehensive Task List set out upon a Time Line.” Upon learning that Jerusalem was in danger and

From My Heart to Yours

Happy New Year! 2020 was a difficult year for everyone … especially church planters! COVID-19 brought great challenges that forced church planters to creatively determine how they would stay connected and on mission in spite of overwhelming restrictions against meeting together for most of the year. Worship gatherings were forced to happen

From My Heart to Yours

The Apostle Paul knew that we were in a spiritual battle as believers. He encouraged the church of Ephesus to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11” Church planting is spiritual warfare. Whether church planters are starting churches in oppressive countries

From My Heart to Yours

To accomplish great things for God, we need to be ON MISSION. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gave His disciples an incredible challenge that we know of as the Great Commission. Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son

From My Heart to Yours

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people around the world to live life differently. People need to stay indoors, it has prohibited the gathering of churches for worship, it has closed borders, and it has brought feelings of anxiety and despair. But, even in these desperate times, God continues to bring hope

From My Heart to Yours

I pray to our Great God that you and yours are healthy and strong during this pandemic! In Psalm 71:5 we read, For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. The word hope carries a meaning of trust and expectation. From the root of the word hope, we discover

Fear Not! God Cares!

Fear Not! God Cares! In this time of the virus, people are afraid all over the world. Recently, I noticed a sign on our community mailbox that simply said: FEAR NOT. Shortly afterward, I saw my neighbor and friend, Steve. We met on our street…6 feet apart. Steve is a strong