Dirk Develing visits the studio from the Netherlands to express the need for leadership in every environment and how taking that “first, small step” can lead to incredible things. Dirk delves into how his and his wife’s discotheque youth ministry eventually led them to pastor a house church, and how God can turn our disappointments into new opportunities.

Dirk Develing, and his wife, Hanneke, the lead elders of The Living, have served faithfully on the DOVE Europe team for the past three years. In 2022, they were commissioned to serve as the DOVE Europe apostolic team leaders at the annual DOVE Europe leaders gathering. Dirk and Hanneke have three daughters.

Quotable Quotes:

  • “I was left alone with the Lord.”
  • “If God’s appointed leader doesn’t lead, there’ll be someone who will lead, but it’ll be the wrong person.”
  • “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.”
  • “If I look to the left or right, I want to see my team.”
  • “You can’t depend on what you have today for tomorrow.”


  • Psalm 119
  • Follow the Kingdom principles in every aspect of your life.
  • Be prepared for and open to change. How you run your business or ministry may change in the future.
  • Frequently check in with your team to see if you are still aligned.

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