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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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Humanly speaking, ministries are deeply dependent upon faithful, godly Christian leadership.

The PLI Leadership Essentials Learning Community provides a safe place for women and men to discover and implement the building blocks of godly Christian leadership. These women and men recognize that gentle yet courageous Christian leadership training is needed to align people and processes around the fulfillment of the mission of God.

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.

This learning community is designed for couples and individuals who already lead or are growing into Christian leadership in a variety of settings including churches, schools, ministries, and non-profits. Good Christian leadership is rooted in the capacity to develop, support and engage people who accomplish something extraordinary together.

The PLI Learning Community Journey

Your Learning Community journey with PLI lasts two years and includes a total of five three-day immersion experiences that occur twice a year (approximately every six months) and monthly Leadership Essentials coaching support for the duration.

At the end of every Leadership Essentials 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, and capabilities, and identify where initial changes are needed to align lives and their ministries to God’s mission.

Understanding Context/Building Healthy Lives and Relationships

Build an understanding of your leadership context and develop a vision based on that context, God’s call, your capabilities and passions, and the context of the community. Spiritual/emotional wellbeing and a healthy relationship investment are included.

Leading Change For the Sake of the Mission

Be equipped emotionally & 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 & confront the barriers that push against it.

Multiplication and Movement for Mission

Learn to align life & 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 Immersion Sheet

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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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