Who we are
Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1992 with the vision of training leaders in every country of the world to plant dynamic churches to reach the world for Jesus. We offer all of our trainings free of charge, so that hundreds of thousands of men and women called by God can take the Gospel to their tribes, tongues, and nations. We offer 8 tracks of training built upon biblical principles and actionable applications, so DCPI churches are effective and healthy. In 2021, we celebrated 1 MILLION churches!
God built DCPI from one mentor to a vision for five million churches.
1992: Founder, Paul Becker, received a vision from the Lord to found an organization to train church planters, using his experience in church planting.
1994: Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) was founded.
1995: God gave DCPI the audacious vision of training leaders to plant ONE THOUSAND churches. DCPI expanded over the years to multiple countries and multiple languages, with a vision of 20,000 churches then 1 million churches and reaching to every country of the world.
Early 2000s: DCPI expanded its model to make every training free of charge and to certify trainers, so that we could continue training pastors in places we would never go and in languages we will never speak.
2009: God knocked down an old oak tree that had been significant to our founder Paul Becker, and He used this to tell Paul that the One Million Church Vision was too small. God was calling DCPI to equip men and women of God to plant FIVE MILLION CHURCHES. In obedience, the DCPI team believed God, and we have been pursuing His vision enthusiastically to this day!
2021: God fulfilled the 1 million church vision when DCPI trained the leader who will plant the 1 millionth church!
2022: DCPI Founder Paul Becker died during the exact week that DCPI’s global leaders gathered for a Global Vision Summit. God showed DCPI leaders the way forward and reminded them that the 5 Million Church Vision is God’s vision!
Our mission is to train leaders to plant dynamic churches. We equip those leaders with time-tested, Biblically-based training curriculum, so that they plant healthy churches that reproduce and plant more healthy churches. Our research shows that each leader trained plants an average of 2.55 churches, and each church leads an average of 40 people to Christ.
Our vision is to train leaders to plant five million churches worldwide. As of January 2022, we have trained leaders to plant over one million churches! We are now focusing on the Five Million Church Vision with excitement and determination. God has also given us a vision to introduce our training to every country of the world. We have just 29 countries left, and we know God will do it.
Our values are woven throughout our DNA. Check out our DNA below.
You’ll see that our two highest values are God’s Word and His people. We value the Bible and base all of our trainings on truth from God’s Word instead of situation-based models. We value diversity and work almost exclusively through national leaders reaching their regions for Jesus. Scroll to see our DNA.
WHAT DCPI’S GLOBAL LEADERS SAY…
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God is working powerfully through DCPI training all over the world. Watch DCPI World Zone Leaders share how they are seeing God work in their parts of the world.
How it Works
One training and one leader at a time, DCPI leaders teach principles for church planting, growing new churches, planting house churches, etc. Our students learn how to write a Vision-Plan-Timeline (VPT), which helps them outline each step in the process toward planting their church. We walk them through each piece of the planning, so their churches are structured in a healthy way and prayerfully designed. Then, we prayerfully send them out to follow God’s call. Leaders we have trained often come back to us for more trainings and to get certified to train others! Our content is THAT helpful.
Why Trainings Are Free
God spoke to our founder in 2004 and said, “Give and it will be given to you,” and we responded by faith. God wanted us to make all of our DCPI training free of charge, so they can help the maximum number of people throughout the world. But actually, training people is not free. It costs us resources to develop content, provide transportation for leaders, pay for facilities to be used around the world, and so much more. But, we provide our trainings for free through the generous gifts of our donors. Kingdom-minded individuals generously provide so we can do what we do. Would you like to help? You can! Give below.
How We Multiply
DCPI’s multiplication strategy is what has turned our mission into a movement. Our simple and intentional appointment of Certified Trainers, Master Trainers, and Senior Master Trainers extends the impact of DCPI to the far corners of the world. Basically, once a person has gone through one of our trainings, he or she is sent out to plant a church. Once that person has planted a church, they can get certified to teach our DCPI materials as a “Certified Trainer (CT)”. Certified Trainers can get certified to certify trainers as “Master Trainers (MTs)”, and so we grow.
Scott has served as the Interim President of DCPI since summer 2022, where he leads the DCPI team toward the fulfillment of the Five Million Church Vision. Scott is passionate about creating a mentoring culture within the DCPI Central and Global teams.
Vice President of Advancement
Cathy serves as the Vice President of Advancement, where she is responsible for building new relationships, increasing DCPI’s visibility, and connecting DCPI with the financial resources needed to train the hundreds of thousands of leaders waiting to be trained around the world.
Vice President of Partner Development
Brandon serves as the Vice President of Partner Development, where he leads the Partnerships team and works with individuals and organizations to make new connections that expand the work of DCPI throughout the world.
Vice President of Global Leadership
Eric serves as the Vice President of Global Leadership, where he works closely with DCPI World Zone Leaders to accelerate training throughout the world toward God’s Five Million Church Vision. Eric is passionate that the most effective evangelistic strategy under heaven is church planting.