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Dr. Dave DeVries
Works at Missionary Church Western Region
Attended L.A. Baptist High School
Lives in Bellevue, WA
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Strategist.Trainer.Coach.Author
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leadership, training, coaching, writing, strategy
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  • Missionary Church Western Region
    Church Multiplication Director, 1998 - present
    Expanding the vision for church multiplication throughout the MCWR. Implemented systems for recruiting and assessing church planters, funding, coaching and launching new churches, and targeting new areas to start churches.
  • Missional Challenge
    Missionary.Strategist.Trainer.Coach, 2006 - present
    Train, coach, motivate, and mobilize believers to align with Jesus' mission. Focused on Advancing Disciplemaking Movements Globally by training and coaching pastors, church planters and missional leaders to embrace missional practices and to start new churches by actually making disciples.
  • Lake Hills Community Church, Castaic, CA
    Founding Pastor, 1990 - 2006
    Pioneered a new church in a growing suburb of Los Angeles County. Recruited launch team, developed ministry systems, started small groups, established leadership board. Responsibilities also included mentoring and leading pastors and staff, vision casting, shepherding, leadership development, primary preaching and teaching at weekend services.
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Bellevue, WA
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Canoga Park, CA - Castaic, CA - Stevenson Ranch, CA
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Advancing disciplemaking movements globally. Aligning every believer with Jesus' mission! Disciples making disciples making disciples making disciples!
Introduction
I am a coach, trainer and strategist with Missional Challenge. We are focused on accelerating disciplemaking movements by equipping and empowering believers, pastors and church planters to embrace missional practices and multiply disciplemakers. We partner with denominational and church leaders to strategically multiply churches globally. 


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Our son is an out of this world amazing flutist studying at Rice University toward his masters degree in flute performance. Our daughter is a ridiculously amazing ballerina who dances with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. (No, I do not play any instrument or dance.)
Education
  • L.A. Baptist High School
    1983
  • Biola University
    1983 - 1986
  • The Master's Seminary
    1986 - 1990
  • Bakke Graduate University
    2007
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“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/jhn.15.4.esv
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I'm thrilled to announce the winners for the FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY Contest that ended June 14. We are giving away 5 copies of Keith Webb's new book: Coaching in Ministry.

Here's a short video (just over a minute long) where I announce the winners.

Watch to see if you won!
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We are giving away 5 FREE COPIES. Enter to win your copy today! Are you ready for a new way to develop leaders -- that doesn't add to your already busy schedule? Coaching In Ministry is concise, just 87 pages, and focused on one thing: how you can develop the leaders around you while staying engaged in ministry. 5 FREE Copies - Enter to Win your copy today! You are busy, and Coaching In Ministry honors your time by getting to the point quickly ...
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Last fall, one of my colleagues received a request from a LinkedIn contact to provide training for a group of disciple makers in India. But instead of traveling to India, he and the local facilitator decided to deliver the training through a simple video-conferencing service known as Skype. You won't believe what happened.
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Today's Missional Challenge: Embrace Jesus' strategy of making disciples. Evaluate everything your church does by how it results in making disciples who make disciples. 
Christ's strategy was disciplemaking. Therefore, the Church (those who belong to and follow Christ) must be disciplemakers. Jesus strategy of disciplemaking involved investing in a few men, calling them to be with Him, grounding them in His truths. Why? He invested in them so that when He ...
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The Disciple Assessment…now available at a remarkable introductory price through September 30, 2014!
Imagine people who are growing in their connection with God, listening for and responding to the leadings of the Holy Spirit. Imagine people living generously, serving others sacrificially as they make disciples of others. Imagine people engaged in authentic relationships as they are inwardly ...
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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/jhn.14.27.esv
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We are giving away 5 FREE Copies of Keith Webb's new book: Coaching In Ministry.

ENTER TODAY (before midnight on Sunday, June 14) To WIN!!
Christan leaders everywhere are trying to multiply their impact but struggling to make this a reality. Keith Webb has trained hundreds of pastors, missionaries and ministry leaders to embrace a coaching posture. Now he describes a simple way that you can empower leaders around you through ...
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None of us know how many days we will have on earth. Hopefully, we will all see many more. I am giving the rest of my life to advancing disciple making movements through coaching, training, creating resources, and connecting disciple making leaders.
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As you disciple someone, 
train them to start discipling others. 
#livethemission   #makedisciples  
If you want to see a multiplication movement, switch from simply training disciples to training disciplemaking trainers. Don't just train leaders, train leaders who are training leaders. Every time you train someone to do anything, include an emphasis in your training on how they can pass the ...
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Don't just focus on making better disciples or more disciples - focus on making more and better disciples.
When Jesus said, “Go and make disciples,” He didn't mean to find those who are already followers and help them follow better. He sends us out to make disciples of non-disciples. (Lesson #5) TWEET THIS. We cannot just focus on making better disciples without making more disciples.
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This is the main thing that Jesus focused on before heading to the cross as the payment for sin. He focused on making disciples. And not only that, He sent His disciples to go make disciples. Something is wrong in our churches when leaders are faced with this reality - "I don't know how to make ...
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