Let us help you train your leaders with world-class church planting curriculum that’s perfectly scaleable, culturally neutral, and powerfully life-changing.
Your movement is about to grow, fast.
There are four categories of DCPI training. We would love to help you identify the most effective training tracks for your movement!
Our training tracks work together to help your leaders accelerate your movement. Each leader can receive the unique training he/she needs to be effective at their role within your movement. We know that not every training track applies to every movement. That’s why we would love to help you outline a custom plan for your organization.
As your leaders grow, learn, and receive vision from God in each training, you will see momentum begin to pick up in your movement.
You will begin to see churches being planted, while other churches are getting healthy so they an pant in the future, while next-generation leaders stepping up to the calling, and while top leaders are envisioning more for your network/denomination. The movement grows and grows, and it starts with just a nudge from you.
DCPI’s Planting training tracks are directly focused on equipping leaders to start churches.
These trainings are for church planters and their church plant launch teams. These tracks are principle-based to apply anywhere in the world:
Church Planting Essentials (CPE)
Church Planting Discipleship (CPD)
DCPI’s Thriving training tracks are focused on getting churches and leaders healthy, so they are ready to multiply. These trainings are for leaders of new and old churches and apply in any context. These trainings include:
Healthy Church Dynamics (HCD)
Mentoring Church Planters (MCP)
DCPI’s Cultivating trainings are for
cultivating more church planting leaders–both next-generation leaders, and leaders in existing churches. Depending on your context, you can choose one or both of these trainings for yourself/movement:
NexGen Challenge (NGC)
Churches Planting Churches (CPC)
DCPI’s Multiplying trainings are for
equipping movement leaders and their teams to think high-level and multiply faster. These trainings are strategic and practical and can include:
Certified Trainer (CT)
Church Planting Movements (CPM)
This foundational DCPI training teaches trainees how to plant a church. Using the pattern of a baby being formed in 9 months of pregnancy, students learn how to start churches from conception to birth and beyond. They plan culturally relevant outreach, develop a Process of Discipleship and learn about how to avoid difficulties in planting.
During Church Planting Essentials training each participant is required to prepare Vision-Plan-Timeline (VPT). The VPT is designed to help you begin applying what you are learning in the training and to move you further along in the vision and planting of new churches.
Available in 44 languages. Also available in Orality storytelling format for oral cultures.
Organize, refine and pinpoint your vision, purpose, strategies and timeline early, so that you have a clear plan for the future.
Use the 12 Biblical principles for church planting in everything you do.
Recognize and avoid land mines such as launching too soon, choosing the wrong facility, or exhausting your launch team.
“The best part was the practicality of the training. Especially the four phases of planting a church. I already had the passion but not the “know how.”
“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
“Church Planning Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centered church planting-refreshing and dynamic!”
This training takes every attendee to understand the basics of how to explain the Gospel and gather believers through the different “fields” of church planting. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus calls us to make disciples. This training will help you make disciples, that make disciples, that fulfill the Great Commission.
By far our most interactive track, this track empowers participants with ample opportunities to practice what they are learning before applying what they learn in a real-life situation. In contrast to other DCPI training tracks, this track can often be spread out over a period of several months, allowing participants extra preparation time before starting their church.
Available in 5 languages.
Identify four kinds of harvest fields.
Spread Gospel seeds through the two important stories.
Understand God ́s desire and His final goal
Use the nine practices for gathering believers and appointing leaders.
Implement key strategies for cultivating growing seeds.
"The training was refreshing and concise about critical church systems that once they are honestly addressed the church will be prepared for an exponential growth and reproduction of daughter churches. The best parts were he breakout session and interaction with fellow participants and trainers."
Our bodies have different systems: cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory and etc. They are independent, but if any one of them fails, the whole body fails. It is the same in the body of Christ. Eight systems in the body of Christ have been studied. We share what to do to develop the systems required to have a healthy body at any age and stage of life.
Available in 5 languages.
Implement strategic systems for healthy church development.
Deal with discouragement, difficult people and time demands.
Evaluate your church regularly to assess the why and how of effective ministry
Prepare to reproduce.
Use different ministry skills for 6 key phases of church growth
Recognize how the size of a church impacts ministry
"I want to thank DCPI and their whole team that invested in our ministry and vision of planting churches to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ. The quality of the material and the encouragement of the instructors really inspired me. Thank you for your investment in our trying to obey the Great Commission."
Mentors help keep church planters on task and their vision in focus. Whether a planter needs help staying on course, avoiding church planting “landmines” or encouragement to take a much needed prayer retreat, a mentor can help. Three full days are spent in interactive, comprehensive training designed to enable mentors to coach, shepherd and supervise church planters.
Available in 7 languages.
Discover what church planters need, don’t need and don’t know they need
Look inside the heart of a church planter
Understand the four phases of church planting
Know the characteristics of a “model mentor”
Prepare for the seasons of mentoring
Develop skills and strategies for effective mentoring
"If we are going to effectively multiply churches it is essential that we also multiply mentors. Mentoring Church Planters provides the resourcing, practicality and reproducibility needed for a mentoring movement!"
"Fueling the churches is the greatest mandate."
The purpose of the NexGen Challenge training is to inspire next generation leaders to embrace church planting to reach the world for Christ. This material was designed to challenge teenagers and young adults to engage in the Great Commission. The ultimate goal is to help them understand their importance to pass on their faith to future generations. At the end of this training, each participant will be challenged to get involved with what God is doing.
Available in 7 languages.
10 Biblical Principles of Next Generation Leaders
The Impact of Good Choices
Why Church Planting is Vital
The Importance of Mentoring
Ministry Landmines Next Generation Leaders must avoid
Myths and Truths about the Next Generation
Healthy churches are the largest untapped resource for planting more healthy churches. This training is about harnessing the power of the mother-daughter relationship by equipping healthy churches to multiply. Even a small church can make a huge impact for the kingdom. Bring new life to your congregation through practical, proven principles of daughter church planting.
Available in 10 languages.
Determine the involvement of the mother church.
Answer fears and objections to church planting.
Develop a timeline for the new church.
Overcome common barriers in the new work.
Ensure continual productivity through leader multiplication.
Recruit a church planter and leadership.
Find resources needed to fund the daughter church.
Create your own personalized V.I.P. (Vision-Involvement-Plan).
“The training is great for helping you listen to God, clarify his vision for your role in his kingdom, and find the necessary steps to implement that vision."
“The CPC class is very informative and it is great training for anyone who is called to plant churches. The trainers are well prepared and knowledgeable as well. I thank God and DCPI for this great opportunity.”
A Church Planting Movement is a fast-growing movement of churches planting churches that takes place within a people group or a segment of a population. The churches are growing rapidly, but not exponentially, at least over the long term. These churches are led by leaders who are home-grown, national, aboriginal, indigenous.
Available in 7 languages.
The 13 Biblical Principles of church planting movements.
How to receive a Vision from God, Communicate it to others, and Recruit leaders to be a part of their team.
The Calling & Characteristics Of A Church Planting Movement Leader.
The skills and strategies for accelerating a church planting movement
Complete a Practical Project that focuses on each organizations church planting vision, organizational structure, and a timeline to begin moving forward.
We’re so happy that you want to train others! It’s natural to want to share everything you’ve learned from DCPI because of how absolutely life-changing these principles are. 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.
After completing at least one track of DCPI training and participating in a church plant, you may sign up to attend a Certified Trainer course. The CT course requires around
5-6 hours of instruction in how to train and how to set up a training event. These trainings are regularly available via webinar. Please be sure to attend all sessions. There aren’t make-ups in CT trainings.
Next, a DCPI Master Trainer (MT) will interview you to get to know you. You will have an opportunity to demonstrate your training ability by training a part of 12 Biblical principles. Then, you will make a presentation to a small group of DCPI leaders that answers what is your vision to train others. You will have to sign that you agree with DCPI’s theology, and then you will be ready to start scheduling your own trainings! We can’t wait to help you reach further by becoming a Certified Trainer!
Complete one prior training course with DCPI
Be a church planter or have been part of a church plant team
Be able to publicly train materials
Have someone you plan to train or a network in which to assist
Develop skills and strategies for accelerating a church planting movement
Understand that Certified Trainers do not get paid for their work with DCPI and that this role is about participating in God’s global church planting movement
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 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!
We are actively working on getting our training materials into every language, with over 185 translations completed so far!
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