“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.”
-Thomas Loman

“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
-Chris McKinney

“Church Planting Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centred church planting – refreshing and dynamic!”
-Mike Ruhl

Lessons From Those Who Have Been There

DCPI has two convictions about the Church Planting Essentials training:

1st Conviction – The 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting are essential for the development and birth of a healthy new church. Every session in the training will support and apply one or more of the Biblical principles.

2nd Conviction – Knowledge without wisdom is insufficient and learning without application is incomplete. Therefore, in order to receive the best out of the Church Planting Essentials training each participant is required to prepare a 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.

Church Planting Essentials’ interactive and comprehensive instruction is designed to enable prospective planters to avoid church planting ‘landmines’, plan prayerfully, as well as discern and pursue their vision effectively.

Sessions equip you to:

  • 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 landmines 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.”
-Thomas Loman

“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
-Chris McKinney

“Church Planting Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centred church planting – refreshing and dynamic!”
-Mike Ruhl

Harnessing the Power of the The Mother-Daughter Relationship

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.

Sessions equip you to:

  • Answer fears and objections to church planting.
  • Determine the involvement of the mother church.
  • Develop a timeline for the new church.
  • Find resources needed to fund the daughter church.
  • Overcome common barriers in the new work.
  • Recruit a church planter and leadership.
  • Create your own personalized V.I.P. (Vision-Involvement-Plan).

“When it comes to the equipping of the saints, DCPI raises the bar of excellence.”
-Sam Douglass

Becoming A Mentor

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 an interactive, comprehensive training designed to enable mentors to coach, shepherd and supervise church planters.

Sessions equip you to:

  • Discover what church planters need, don’t need and don’t know they need.
  • Go 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.

“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.”
-Thomas Loman

“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
-Chris McKinney

“Church Planting Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centred church planting – refreshing and dynamic!”
-Mike Ruhl

Training

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 indigenous leaders who are home-grown. 

In this training Church Planting Leaders learn:

  • The 13 Biblical principles of church planting movements.
  • The calling and characteristics of a Church Planting movement leader.
  • How to receive a vision from God, communicate it to others, and recruit leaders to be a part of their team.
  • Complete a practical project that focuses on each organisations church planting vision, organisational structure and a timeline to begin moving forward.

“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.”
-Thomas Loman

“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
-Chris McKinney

“Church Planting Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centred church planting – refreshing and dynamic!”
-Mike Ruhl

Inspiring the Next Generation

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.

In this training leaders learn:

  • 10 Biblical principles of Next Generation Leaders.
  • Why Church planting is vital.
  • The impact of good choices.
  • Ministry landmines Next Generation Leaders must avoid.
  • The importance of mentoring.
  • Myths and truths about the next generation.

“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.”
-Thomas Loman

“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
-Chris McKinney

“Church Planting Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centred church planting – refreshing and dynamic!”
-Mike Ruhl

For New Churches between 1-5 years old

The New Church Dynamics track is designed to equip leaders and church planting teams navigate the unique challenges of growing a new church plant from years 1-5. Specifically, it targets 8 key areas to not only see a new church survive, but also to flourish as a dynamic reproducing church. Sessions deal with a range of systems including assimilation, financial, pastoral care right through to dealing with pastoral transitions in churches, dealing with difficult people and adjusting to time demands.

In this training leaders learn:

  • 12 Biblical principles for New Church Dynamics.
  • Help to plant dynamic churches.
  • Tools to increase the survival rate of new churches.
  • Help with the unique challenges of growing a new church plant.
  • How planters can navigate time pressures, financial strains, problem people and other issues that may arise.

“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.”
-Thomas Loman

“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
-Chris McKinney

“Church Planting Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centred church planting – refreshing and dynamic!”
-Mike Ruhl

Practical! Simple! Effective!

Church Planting Discipleship is very simple and helps even a new believer to understand the basics of how to explain the gospel and gather believers. It draws on the four fields that have been adjusted for use as a DCPI training. This material comes out of the experience of new life mission church in India and is equipping church planters all around the world.

In this training leaders learn:

  • 12 Biblical principles for Church Planting
  • Simple and effective framework that even new believers can use.
  • Introduction to the four fields – how to enter an empty field, plant gospel seeds and gather a harvest.
  • How to be reproducible and effective.

“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.”
-Thomas Loman

“DCPI’s program is the most cross-cultural and comprehensive approach I’ve found.”
-Chris McKinney

“Church Planting Essentials is a powerful and practical tool for principle-centred church planting – refreshing and dynamic!”
-Mike Ruhl

Multiplying Trainers across the globe

Our goal is to equip trainers to multiply DCPI training across the world. The more we multiply church planting training the more churches will be planted successfully. And more and more people will be saved.

Our aims for Certified Trainers:

  • Honour God by pursuing excellence in training.
  • Empowering the right Godly and gifted leaders to become trainers.
  • Maintaining integrity in training across our world.
  • Providing a reproducible system of Certified Trainer equipping.
  • Following Jesus’ process of training.