“Equipping leaders to plant 5 million dynamic churches to reach the world for Christ”

118

Countries Engaged

11,700

Certified Trainers

150,519

Leaders Trained

410,917

Projected Churches Planted

From DCPI President and Founder, Dr. Paul Becker:


On July 11, 2009, during a Prayer and Planning Retreat, I asked the Lord this question: “Lord, do you want DCPI to train leaders to plant MORE than a million churches. If so, what is this expanded vision?”

I was on my prayer walk in San Diego. I found a quiet place, Broken Hill, to listen to God and to look out over the Pacific Ocean. The Lord spoke to me and said…

    “Increase the DCPI Vision to 5 million.”

This is such a significant communication that I placed a question mark after the statement.

I prayed and listened some more.

“Really, God, do you really want to expand our vision to five million new churches?”

The Lord spoke again…“The 5 million…it is already on the projection.”

So, when I returned to the hotel room, I looked at the DCPI growth projection and it was there.


Two days later on July 13, Cathy and I and our pastor, Dr. Hal Seed, flew to London where we were providing mentor training with Dr. Albert Odulele at Glory House. We were talking about DCPI, and Dr. Seed said, “I think DCPI is going to train leaders to plant more like five million churches.” I had not told Hal what the Lord had revealed to me.

So, we started training our London leaders. Dr. Cole, one of our Certified Trainers, said that she believed that DCPI had an anointing and that the training had really encouraged the team in the United Kingdom. She said, “The vision is too small. God is intending to plant millions (plural) of churches through DCPI”.

Then, it was time for us to fly to Kenya. We went to Masailand near Mount Kilimanjaro. Our driver just drove off into the bush. After 20 minutes, we come upon a church building. Inside, there were 55 Masai leaders who were graduating from Church Planting Essentials Training. They were preparing to plant new churches among their people.

At the end of the graduation, the Bishop of the area stood and thanked us for DCPI and he introduced his wife. She talked about how crucial DCPI training was for their family of church planters and what it has meant to the Masai community. Then, the Masai Bishop’s Wife said, “I believe this DCPI vision is meant to be for millions of churches.”

Hal and Cathy and I looked at each other.


Here is a vision that the Lord has given in the United States, confirmed by my pastor and one of our certified trainers in the United Kingdom and confirmed again by a Bishop’s wife in Africa.

Three continents. None of these people could have talked with one another.

The Lord really knows how to make a point.

We teach THE BOSS PRINCIPLE: Christ is the Lord of church planting and He has a vision for your new church. This is based on Ephesians 1: 22,23. And God placed all things under his feet and
appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

We believe that vision should respond to the need. This world desperately needs 5-15 million new churches in order to reach a world full of precious people and complete the Great Commission.


In September, I told our DCPI Board of Directors this Vision Story and then asked them: “What are your thoughts?”

Paul Eshleman, the founder of the Jesus Film, is on our Board. He said, “YES!!!” and pumped his arm in the air. Scott Evans, our Board Chairman, said, “The Lord has given us real confirmation for the 5 million church vision.” The Board of

Scott Evans, our Board Chairman, said, “The Lord has given us real confirmation for the 5 million church vision.” The Board of Directors voted unanimously to affirm the new vision.

Why were they so enthusiastic? Because they know we are joining God in something He is doing. We are not doing it. He is doing it.


On February 4, 2010, I declared a new vision for Dynamic Church Planting International:
“Equipping leaders to plant five million dynamic churches to reach the world for Christ”

Dr. Paul Becker
Founder and President
Dynamic Church Planting International

What is a pilgrimage and why should you take one?

Dictionary.com defines a ‘pilgrimage’ as a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.

Cathy and I just completed a pilgrimage to a small village in Germany named Herrnhut. It was a long journey for us. We flew from Southern California to Prague and then drove a car north through the Czech Republic, a sliver of Poland, and into Germany.

Herrnhut is a little known but sacred place to those of us who are missionaries. For many centuries before Hernnhut, Christian missions was not a focus of the Church. This village is famous in Christian circles for being the place where the Modern Missions Movement began.

The name of this little German village means “The Lord’s Watch.” In the early 1700’s, Herrnhut was established as a Christian community by Count von Zinzendorf, a wonderful Christian leader. Most of the people in this small village were persecuted Moravian Christians from what is now the Czech Republic.

In 1727, this Christian community established a devotion to Prayer that took place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 1st Thessalonians 5: 17, the Apostle Paul teaches us to Pray Continually! That is exactly what the Christians at Herrnhut did. For over 100 years they practiced 24/7 Prayer! Wow!

In 1732, Count von Zinzendorf and the Moravian Christians of Herrnhut were led of the Lord to begin sending out missionaries. By the time the Count died in 1760, the Moravians had sent out 226 missionaries and baptized 3000 converts. These missionaries brought Jesus to the slaves in the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and to the Eskimos in Greenland, and the Indian tribes of the United States. The city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was named by Count Zinzendorf when he lived in what became the United States.

The beginning of Christian missions comes from the Word of God, especially the Gospels and the Book of Acts. When you think of Campus Crusade, YWAM, DCPI, the Southern Baptists…we, and all the missionaries in the world, are part of this huge flow of missions that began again with the Modern Missions Movement through Count von Zinzendorf and the Moravians. If you want to know more, get this little book from YWAM publishing: Count Zinzendorf First Fruit by Janet & Geoff Benge.

What did our pilgrimage to Herrnhut mean to Cathy and me? As we prayed over the gravesite of Count Zinzendorf, we were reminded in a very powerful way that there are characteristics that mission movements share together. Jesus and the Apostles in the Book of Acts, the Christian Missionaries of Herrnhut and, in our case, the leaders and workers of Dynamic Church Planting International all share these and other characteristics in common:

1. A devotion to prayer and believing that God will directly speak to us through his Word and His Holy Spirit!
2. Honoring the Holy Spirit as He moves through our work.
3. A strong emphasis of thanking and praising God for the miracles that He is doing.
4. Operating by faith because God loves faith and this is what he favors.
5. Believing and working on a Big Vision from God!

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8.

Why do a pilgrimage? Because God may use this long journey to a sacred place to re-energize your spiritual fervor.

Is the Lord leading you to go to a sacred place? Where is it? When are you leaving?

Until the whole world knows Him!

Paul Becker
President and Founder
DCPI