Get world-class 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.

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Is God calling you to plant a church? We're here to help.

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.”

-Erick Ewaskowitz,
Director of Coaching and Training for Mission Igniter, an incubator program for Free Methodist

Who We Are


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 equip leaders to plant five million churches to reach the world for Christ. 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.

Why use DCPI?

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

Curriculum specifics:

  • 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 DNA:

  • 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?

1,120,970 churches planted...so far

Let's talk about what you can learn.

DCPI offers trainings for every stage of your church planting journey. All of our trainings are designed to equip you with biblical principles that work anywhere in the world. Each track fits into the DCPI System, so you and your team are thoroughly equipped for whatever vision God has given you!

Scroll down to view our training tracks.

Training Tracks


DCPI has two "Planting" trainings: CPE &HCP


DCPI has two "Thriving" Trainings: HCD & MCP


DCPI has two "Cultivating" trainings: (CPC & NGC)


DCPI has two "Multiplying" trainings: (CPM & CT)

Church Planting Essentials (CPE)

for church planters

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.

Available in 44 languages and Storytelling format for Oral Cultures

Healthy Church Dynamics (HCD)

for leaders of existing churches

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.

Available in 5 languages

Churches Planting Churches (CPC)

for churches considering planting daughter churches

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.

Available in 10 languages

Church Planting Movements (CPM)

for groups wanting to plant many churches

A church planting movement is a fast-growing group of churches that plant churches in their region or population. It can also be known as a network or denomination. 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.

Available in 7 languages

House Church Planting (HCP)

for planters of groups, house churches, & micro-churches

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!

Available in 5 languages

Mentoring Church Planters (MCP)

for mentors of church planters

Become maximally helpful to your church planting mentee. Mentors help church planters stay on course, avoid “landmines”, and grow spiritually. 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.

Available in 7 languages

NexGen Challenge (NGC)

for next-generation leaders

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!

Available in 7 languages

Certified Trainer (CT)

for those ready to train others

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.

Available in 5 languages

“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.”

-Mark Bane,
Director, Evangelism and New Church Development USA/Canada Region, Church of the Nazarene

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Visit dcpi.org for information about our other world zones and trainings.

How long are the trainings?

Most of our in-person trainings are 18 hours delivered in various time frames. To get certified to train other people (our Certified Trainer track) takes an additional 6 hours.

When can I start?

Trainings are planned around the calendar. Church Planting Essentials and House Church Planting run frequently through 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!


Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1994 with the vision of training leaders in every country of the world to plant dynamic churches to reach the world for Jesus. We offer trainings both live and online, 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!


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