Get free training to equip you to plant a healthy church in any community of the world. We're here to help you turn your God-given vision into a plan, then a reality.
The road to church planting doesn't have to be scary or unclear. With our team at DCPI on your side, you'll learn everything you need to know to start a healthy, Gospel-bringing church in any community of the world. Imagine if you could enter your church planting journey with a clear, personalized vision, plan, and timeline, to reach the community God is calling you to reach. You can, and we'd love to help you.
"We found in DCPI, training that is simple, practical and reproducible to help us certify 6 trainers to train over 60 church planters in just over 2 years. We are so grateful for this resource and to be a part of this larger vision to plant 5,000,000 churches.”
Director of Coaching and Training for Mission Igniter, an incubator program for Free Methodist
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 over 20 countries left, and we know God will do it.
We keep a close eye on our trainees to make sure that our training is, and continues to be, maximally effective.
Our research shows that every DCPI-trained church planter starts 2.55 churches within the first five years after their DCPI training.
Their churches lead, on average, 40 people to Christ.
They are healthy, reproductive, Gospel-sharing, Great-Commission-fulfilling churches.
Dynamic Church Planting International training produces results:
Every trainer has planted a church and has ministry experience
Every training results in a personalized implementation plan
Proven to result in churches planted
Provides a significant network with other church planters
Information provided along with inspiration
Biblical basis applies worldwide and in any context
Student handbooks provided
Power point presentations provide visual reinforcement
Already translated in most major languages
3 Training Methods:
Live training events provide interaction with trainers
Online Academy coached training provides flexibility
Webinars live train through zoom over several weeks
Multiplication built in through training to certify your own trainers
Trainer certification provided for your key leaders
Trainers have free access to all training materials
Our vision is to see a healthy church in every community of the world. We believe that means the world will need about 5,000,000 churches planted. To do this, the world needs 1.6 million equipped, empowered church planters.
Are you ready to be equipped to succeed at this awesome thing God is calling you to do?
DCPI offers trainings for every stage of your church planting journey. All of our trainings are free are designed to equip you with biblical principles that work anywhere in the world.
Scroll down to view our training tracks and system.
Learn and apply the 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting, as you develop your own Vision, Plan, and Timeline (VPT) and outline how your church will take shape. In this interactive and comprehensive training, you will learn to plan prayerfully, discern and pursue your vision effectively, and avoid planting “landmines” that could destroy your church down the road.
Even a small church can plant a daughter church that makes a huge impact for the Kingdom! In this powerful training, you will answer objections to church planting, determine the mother church involvement, outline a time line, find resources to fund the new church, and develop a personalized Vision Involvement Plan.
Become maximally helpful to your church planting mentee. Whether a planter needs help staying on course, avoiding “landmines”, or encouragement to take a prayer retreat, a mentor can help. This interactive training empowers mentors to recognize what church planters need, identify the four phases of church planting, prepare for seasons of mentoring, and develop skills to support planters.
Each of our body’s systems are vital to one another; so it is with a church. In this helpful training, you’ll learn the eight systems in the body of Christ that are critical in becoming a healthy church. You’ll learn how to increase the survival rate of your church, how to help your church be healthy, and how to prepare for successful reproduction.
A church planting movement is a fast-growing group of churches that plant churches in their region or population. In this dynamic training, you will learn the 13 Biblical principles of church planting movements, how to receive a vision from God, how to recruit a team, and how to organize your movement.
In this model-based training, leaders discover the impact and reproducibility of planting a house church. This interactive and practical training will equip you to recognize the potential for house churches in your community, outline your Vision, Plan, and Timeline (VPT) for launch, start recruiting a team, and start seeing fast multiplication!
NexGen Challenge is an inspiring training designed to spark teenagers and young adults to engage in the Great Commission. When you take this fun and thorough training, you will understand what God is doing around the world, why church planting is vital, how you can choose to follow Jesus, the importance of mentoring, and more!
Get certified to share everything you’ve learned from DCPI! Certified Trainers (CTs) are at the core of how we multiply church planters worldwide. All of our Certified Trainers are men and women who have gone through our training, planted a church, and are ready to help others get trained to plant churches.
to grow into an entire church planting movement.
If you see a need for unleashing new leaders into church planting, we recommend our "Cultivating" tracks. These include NexGen, which is about finding and preparing next generation leaders for church planting, and Churches Planting Churches (CPC), which is about unlocking the largest untapped church planting resource in the world-mother churches!
If you or a leader within your movement are looking to start a church, you're ready for one or both of our "Planting" training tracks. These include Church Planting Essentials (CPE), for those looking to plant a church, and Church Planting Discipleship (CPD), for those looking to plant a house church. Our Planting tracks cover everything from vision to first steps to starting your church.
If you have already started a church, are revitalizing an older church, or are looking to improve the health of your church, you're ready for our "Thriving" training track. For all churches, both old and new, we recommend Healthy Church Dynamics (HCD). You'll move beyond church survival to keys to healing and growing your church...because churches must be healthy to multiply well.
If you are a part of a church plant/movement and are looking to grow the number of churches in your sphere of influence, we recommend one of our "Expanding" tracks. These include Church Planting Movements (CPM) and our unique Certified Trainer (CT) track. CPM will teach your organization's people to think beyond one church plant to many. CT will certify them to teach our materials to others.
“Since we started using Dynamic Church Planting International’s System in 2010, we have doubled the number of churches planted in North America each year compared to the prior 50 years.”
Director, Evangelism and New Church Development USA/Canada Region, Church of the Nazarene
How much does DCPI training cost?
All of our trainings are sponsored by donors, so they are FREE for everyone God is calling to participate in a church team or church planting team!
At times, depending on the training location, there can be an expense to cover the costs of lunch, printing, or the venue. These costs go toward the extra components, not charge for training.
Where can I get trained?
We offer in-person and webinar trainings throughout North America.
Our Academy online training platform allows students to register for a coach assisted cohort. The coach will then email materials,instructions, meeting links directly to the registrant.
How long are the trainings?
Most of our in-person trainings are 18 hours long and delivered in various time frames. To get certified to train other people (our Certified Trainer track) takes an additional 6 hours.
Our Academy online training can be completed in a cohort with most work done on your own timeline. The majority of people are able to complete our training online within 30 days.
When can I start?
Trainings are planned around the calendar year. Church Planting Essentials and House Church Planting run frequently through online Academy training.
Click the "Find training" button to register for an upcoming training, or contact us if you would like to host a training event in your location.
Who can get trained?
Any Christian who may serve in a church or on a church planting team is invited to participate. There are no set academic, demographic, or role requirements to participate in DCPI training.
If you have questions about our beliefs, please read our Statement of Faith.
Your generous donation to DCPI allows us to provide resources for trainings happening all the time, all over North America! When you give to our work, you are joining God in completing the Great Commission!