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PLI is devoted to empowering leaders for wider influence for the sake of the gospel in their communities and effective leadership in their ministries. Learn more about our vision and process here.


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We provide a number of resources and materials to educate both our participants and the general public on effective leadership principles.


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The 500 Faces of PLI

Meet some of the 500 leaders in PLI this year.

Several weeks ago, you met some of the babies of PLI! A few more showed up in Chicago last week!

This week I’d like to give you a snapshot of the women and men who gathered in our Learning Communities this spring…250 leaders in the U.S. and 250 more overseas that gathered for training in leadership, discipleship and mission. That’s over 500 leaders since the the 1st of the year. For most of us in the PLi family, it’s a more than we could have asked or imagined milestone!

Ten locations hosted 500 leaders:

  • 10 teams of teachers, trainers and coaches.
  • 10 communities where new hope and new courage were cemented in hearts of leaders to boldly give voice to the Gospel of Jesus.

They were trained to:

  • Exercise wider influence in representing Jesus in pockets and places where oftentimes the light of the Gospel is growing increasingly dim.
  • Invest in the people in their churches and communities to be sent on mission.
  • Leverage and multiply their leadership influence.

Four new starts in four new locations begin this fall in Indoneisa, ChicagoPortland andOrlando.

Well over 100 NEW people will start in NEW learning communities this fall. Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at joining us, too. Contact Raechel to learn which learning community would be right for you.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers! Because of you, we have been able to do all the incredible things you’re seeing here. Take a moment to enjoy the pictures below, and to pray for the people in them. Click on them to get a closer look and see if there are any familiar faces!

Peace and Joy,

Gail Ficken


2 cohorts of D2MC met in Milwaukee, April 2016

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Missional Leader met in Austin, April 2016
Not pictured, a new cohort of Missional Leader in Richmond, February 2016



A growing cohort met in East Asia, January 2016

Not pictured, a new cohort began in Central Asia, April 2016

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2 cohorts of Leadership Essentials met in New Orleans, April 2016


New cohort met in Uganda, March 2016



New cohort of Senior Leader met in Chicago, May 2016



A training of the trainers met in Philippines, April 2016


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