The Birthing of DCPI
Paul Becker leads the Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) enterprise. For more than 30 years, he has practiced a spiritual discipline of prayer retreats where he listens to the Lord for guidance for his life, marriage, family, and mission. On one of these prayer retreats, Paul caught the Five Million Church Vision: Equipping leaders to plant five million dynamic churches to reach the world for Christ.
How did God call you to DCPI?
God called me to found Dynamic Church Planting International during a prayer retreat to Stonewall Peak in San Diego (California, USA) in 1994. Prior to that time, I had planted four churches, mentored 50 church planters and served in two other church planting organizations. On that prayer walk, the Lord made it clear that I was to found one organization to equip leaders to plant dynamic churches worldwide. Thus, DCPI was birthed.
What would you say some of DCPI’s core values are?
Christ-centered: We work only with those church planting leaders who are Christ-centered.
Reproductive Training: We use materials and teaching techniques that trained leaders can reproduce.
Cooperation: We work to increase the effectiveness of churches, missions, and associations in planting dynamic churches.
Evangelism and Discipleship: We strive to help plant churches that reach people for Christ and disciple them to maturity.
Multiplication: We seek to multiply the planting and establishing of churches with those whom we serve.
Prayer: We consistently intercede for each other, our families, church planters, and church planting organizations.
It is the most effective strategy on the planet. It is what God is doing and what God is blessing.
What do you love most about what DCPI does?
What a great question! The most common statement we have heard from Christian leaders around the world is “I know that God has called me to plant churches, but I just don’t know how”.
I love the fact that we can train these precious leaders to do what God has called them to do. And as a result, they establish new bible-teaching, Christ-centered, disciple-making, salvation stations all around the world. The biggest miracle of DCPI may be the fact that God has partnered us with thousands of great church planting leaders around the world.
Through our training, we help them equip one another to plant churches and reach the world for Christ. At DCPI, we have 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting. All of our training is biblical-principle based. We provide a systematic process, through several tracts of church planting training, to thoroughly equip and empower indigenous leaders to establish church
The beauty and signature of Church Planting is that it rises above programs, methodology, fads, and popular trends. Its primary focus and intent is the heart of God to impact the “lostness” of its society and to advance the mission of heaven.
Church Planting is a universal strategy that will work around the globe. It is not culturally restricted, restricted by language or location, economically or generationally restricted. It is the most effective strategy on the planet. It is what God is doing and what God is blessing.
An investment into DCPI will help equip leaders to plant churches in every village of India, in every high rise of China, in every cave of the Middle East, in every barrio of Latin America, in every neighborhood of Australia, Europe, and the USA, and under every tree of Africa.
Since its inception, DCPI has trained over 190,000 leaders in 128 countries in multiple languages. Find out more about partnering with DCPI’s compelling vision here.