THE 5 MILLION CHURCH VISION
God birthed Dynamic Church Planting International in 1994 in a vision He gave to DCPI Founder, Paul Becker, during a prayer retreat. Since then, God has expanded the vision of DCPI to five million churches worldwide.
How is God calling you to participate in the Five Million Church Vision?
The Story of the Five Million Church Vision
God has given DCPI a vision to train leaders to plant five million churches and to train leaders in every country of the world. Listen to DCPI Founder, Paul Becker, talk about how God gave us a vision for 5 million churches.
On July 11, 2009, DCPI President & Founder, Paul Becker was on a prayer retreat overlooking the Pacific Ocean, asking the Lord, “Lord, do you want leaders who have been trained by DCPI to plant more than one million churches?” and the Lord said, “Increase the vision to 5 million.
And Paul said, “Really, Lord, do you really want us to increase the vision to 5 million?”
And the Lord said, “It’s already on the projection.”
Paul hid that vision in his heart and didn’t tell anyone, and in the next two weeks, three separate people on three different continents all shared a confirmation of the Five Million Church Vision…
Each of them said something like, “Paul, your vision is too small, and we think DCPI leaders are going to plant more like five million churches.”
So we are following God’s lead.
We can’t wait to see how God fulfills this vision to raise up leaders and plant churches for our children, grandchildren, and the billions of people around the world who need Jesus.
THE DCPI VISION TIMELINE
VISION: START DCPI
God gave DCPI Founder Paul Becker a vision for starting an organization to train leaders to plant dynamic churches. With just a few staff members and some great faith, God multiplied the ministry of DCPI rapidly.
VISION: 1,000 CHURCHES
At first, DCPI operated primarily in North America with a vision to train leaders to plant 1,000 churches. Soon thereafter, God expanded the vision to 20,000 churches, which seemed astounding at the time.
VISION: 1 MILLION CHURCHES
On a prayer retreat in 1997, Paul Becker was taking a walk and came to the biggest oak tree he had ever seen, growing on top of a rock. God said, “DCPI will plant a million churches. If DCPI remains rooted on Christ the rock, like this oak tree is rooted on the rock, then the branches of the DCPI mission will reach around the world.”
VISION: 5 MILLION CHURCHES
During a Prayer and Planning Retreat twelve years later on July 11, 2009, Paul asked the Lord if He wanted DCPI to train leaders to plant more than 1 million churches, and God said, “5 million new churches are already on the projection.” Indeed, Paul returned to his hotel room to find that God was projecting DCPI to train leaders to plant 5 million dynamic new churches.
So far, we’ve SEEN…
Get Involved in the 5 Million Church Vision
Is God calling you to be a part of the Vision of Five Million Churches? Here are some ways you can get involved. Click an opportunity below to learn more!