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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.

Leadership Essentials Learning Community

Because it matters what you build on.

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In these ever-changing times, it’s difficult to guide ministry through life AND launch bold new initiatives! 

The PLI Leadership Essentials Learning Community provides a safe place for women and men to discover and implement the building blocks of Godly leadership. These women and men recognize that gentle, yet courageous leadership is needed to align people and processes around the fulfillment of God’s vision for His Church.

This Learning Community is designed for pastors, ministry leaders, young leaders starting out or established leaders looking for a tune-up. To lead others well we must first lead ourselves well. Leadership Essentials helps participants grow in Christian leadership and influence in whatever context they find themselves.

The PLI Learning Community Journey

This biblically-based Leadership Essentials training journey is offered bilingually in English and Spanish is some cohorts. Please contact Raechel (630-795-9747) if you are interested in learning more about our bilingual offering.

Leadership Essentials lasts two years and includes a total of five immersion experiences that occur twice a year (approximately every six months) and monthly coaching support for the duration.

At the end of every leadership training experience, you will leave with an actionable six-month plan to implement in your place of influence. Monthly Christian leadership coaching helps you to incrementally achieve these Spirit-led goals.

I am seeking to:


 from my unique gifting


 healthy relationships


 and articulate vision


 change for the sake of the mission


 teams of people for that mission


 and gently lead

Click on each immersion below to learn more.

Visionary, Missional Leadership

Come to an understanding of and a commitment to God’s mission, based on God’s call, your context, capabilities, and identify where initial changes are needed to align lives and ministries to God’s mission.

Understanding Context

Build an understanding of your leadership context and develop a vision based on that context, God’s call, your capabilities and passions. Strengthen your spiritual/emotional well-being and the health of your relationships.

Leading Change For the Sake of the Mission

Be equipped emotionally and spiritually to start leading change for the sake of the mission in your context.

Together in Mission

Begin to learn the rhythms of functioning as a team(s) of people on mission in your community and confront the barriers that push against it.

Multiplication and Movement for Mission

Learn to align life and ministry in a sustainable pattern to advance the mission of God.

This Learning Community Includes

2 year learning community with a total of 5 immersions

Leader and spouse learn together as their own unique “team”

Ongoing coaching between immersions 

Gifted, experienced teachers and trainers




Leadership Essentials Fact Sheet

Leadership Essentials Fact Sheet (Spanish version)

Leadership Essentials Immersion Sheet

Leadership Essentials Immersion Sheet (Spanish version)

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The cost is $1,750 per couple, per immersion

Reserve your spot with a $200 registration fee


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