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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.


Life is better connected. Connect with others to experience life-giving community and build authentic relationships. We have several learning communities. Find the best fit for you.


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


Interested in how PLI can impact your ministry? We'd love to get to know you and learn how we can empower your ministry.

Learning Communities

What is a Learning Community?

Widen your leadership influence with focused and strategic training

If you’re like us, you’ve gone to conferences and come back pumped up for a mission…but it quickly dies down as the tasks of everyday overtake us. Or, you’ve read a best selling book with great lofty ideas that you promise you’ll implement…but how?

PLI is here to help. Our Learning Communities are designed to overcome this struggle. You’ll learn church leadership skills and grow personally, as a couple and/or as a team. You’ll be equipped with the tools you need to lead and feel nurtured and encouraged along the way while improving your leadership skills and development. As you create a plan unique to your context you’ll have collegial support in putting your plan into practice and receive ongoing support to implement that plan. YOU WON’T GO IT ALONE!

PLI’s Leadership Training program is centered around experience-focused learning, timely and purposeful curriculum, ongoing advocacy and accountability, and coaching. Our participants’ ministries are transformed by working and learning together with leaders under the guidance of their coach throughout one of PLI’s Leadership Learning Communities.

In a Learning Community you will:

  • Meet two times per year for two or two and a half years at immersions
  • With leader and spouse as full participants
  • Meet in regional locations
  • Experience expert leadership coaching between immersions
  • That engages key leaders
  • Receive support for back-home Spirit-led plans
  • Grow in your leadership skills and development with strong Christian leadership training

Leaders trained in one of PLI’s Leadership Learning Communities are:

  • Ready to share their story with non-believers, which leads to HIS story.
  • Looking to build deeper connections with people.
  • Prepared to create vibrant leadership communities in their churches and neighborhoods for more leadership skills and development.
  • People who have an identity in Christ, humble hearts, and courage to lead.
  • Pursuing personal and spiritual wellness and healthy life rhythms.
  • Multiplying leaders who do the same for wider influence in the world.

New Learning Communities Starting Soon

Senior Leader May 6-9, 2024 // Multiplying Ministries

May 6 - May 9
3505 S. Town Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135 United States
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Senior Leader October 21-24, 2024 // Adaptive Leaders

October 21 - October 24
Nashville, TN United States
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Leadership Essentials 2024 Detroit// Immersion 1

October 24 - October 26
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Leadership Essentials

As leaders, our eyes are easily attracted to the latest shiny program that makes the news and seems to be full of promise for our ministry. Meanwhile, something important—something foundational and important–in our picture cries out for attention and we aren’t aware of it. Discover and implement the building blocks of godly leadership. Because it matters what you build on.


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Discipleship to Missional Community (D2MC)

Many church leaders throughout Christian leadership concede they are often plagued with a feeling that something is not working because making disciples–and making disciples who make disciples– seems not just hard, but nearly impossible. They look around and see:

  • A shifting culture that marginalizes the Church
  • Enormous downward pressures on existing ministries
  • The absence of young people – Millennial and Gen X populations
  • A few summon the courage to question what they might need to do to adjust and adapt. And even fewer choose to act.


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Senior Leader

When you first started your career, you probably never dreamed you would be supervising as many people as you currently do. Because you excelled in your position, you were promoted to a leadership role with more responsibility. You have made the move from leading a team to leading an organization in order to lead leaders in an organization. Most likely, none of your previous leadership training and education prepared you for this challenge. We get it. Our leadership Learning Communities and leadership training can help ease that transition.


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