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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.

Discipleship to Missional Community (D2MC)

Launching and multiplying new communities of believers.

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The Discipleship to Missional Community (D2MC) Learning Community provides a leadership training experience where pastors and church leaders work side-by-side to learn intentional, reproducible rhythms for multiplying discipling leaders who live out their church’s mission.

“Leaders looking to start and multiply missional communities are leaders that disciple leaders for mission–that disciple leaders for mission. As a member of Discipleship to Missional Community, you will be surrounded by pioneers eager to witness wider Gospel influence with people often distant from the church.  You’ll learn the simple rhythms of life and discipleship that multiply leaders for mission.” Gail Ficken, Trainer for D2MC  

PLI’s Discipleship to Missional Community combines leadership training and coaching that provide ongoing encouragement and accountability needed in the missional church today. Dig deep alongside your church leadership (key staff and lay leaders) to drive the mission and vision forward. When one or more key leaders are learning alongside their pastor and spouse, the journey gets easier.

As the culture around us shifts and changes, we are rooted in an unchanging God. Jesus challenged his disciples to “go and make disciples.” The commitment to discipling everyday people who disciple others can give birth to fresh expressions of the extraordinary mission of God.

The Learning Community Journey

Your Learning Community journey with PLI lasts two years and includes a total of five immersions. The immersions occur twice a year (approximately every six months).

At the end of every immersion experience, you will leave with an actionable and unique six-month plan to incrementally achieve your Spirit-led goals.

Our combination of immersions and leadership coaching equip you with the tools to lay a foundation for building a discipling culture that fosters missional community.

Click on each immersion below to learn more.

I am seeking to:


 a reproducible discipling culture


 people for missional leadership


 a pathway toward a different future for my faith community


 disciples to lead missional communities

Becoming a Discipling Leader

Recognize that the transition to becoming a discipling leader begins personally. See it, study it and experience a life integrated in discipling.

Building a Discipling Culture

Examine current societal and church cultural trends. Be equipped in a simple reproducible model of discipleship. Leave challenged to live lives worthy of imitation.

Starting Missional Communities

Learn how clusters of people can be formed to live “on mission” in a way that engages community needs and gives witness to the Gospel of Christ.  Identify the barriers that can crush missional initiatives and build strategy to sustain and reproduce missional communities that thrive.

Multiplying Missional Leaders

Develop a leadership pipeline that identifies, trains and releases leaders in their context.

Leading Kingdom Movements

Lead leaders to expand the missional frontier beyond their networks.

This Learning Community Includes

2 year learning community with a total of 5 immersions

Pastor, spouse and key leaders learn together as their own unique “team”

Ongoing coaching between immersions

Gifted, experienced teachers and trainers

Training of launching missional communities back home



D2MC Fact Sheet

D2MC Immersion Sheet

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The cost is $2,000 per immersion for a team of 4, $3,000 for a team of 6, and $4,000 for a team of 8.

Reserve your team spot with a $500 registration fee

Please speak with Raechel in Connections or 630-795-9747.


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