PLI Give
PLI Facebook     PLI Instagram     PLI Email_LB
PLI Give
PLI Facebook   PLI Instagram   PLI Email_LB


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.

PLI’s International Impact

Our international teams lead by Scott and Lori Rische wrapped up a week of training in Uganda earlier this month. They focused on “Leading Change for the Sake of the Mission.”

[bctt tweet=”I’ve learned the importance of Influence…not control.” username=”pliexperience”]

The team leaves Sunday for an 8th year of training in Ethiopia. Are you following PLI on Facebook? Be sure to watch our page next week to see what’s happening in Ethiopia.

640 pastors and spouses participated internationally in PLI in 2016, mostly funded by gifts from individuals and congregations in the PLI family! Can you imagine the ripple of that training into the congregations and lives those leaders represent…the people in their communities who will hear the story of Jesus?

Thank you!

quote from international pastor

Our international training delivers some of the essentials of leadership for pastors and spouses:

  • Focusing on the Mission of God
  • Clarifying a leader’s passion and gifts
  • Discovering God’s Vision for Ministry
  • Building Teams that Focus Out on Mission
  • Strengthening Marriage
  • Cultivating confidence in the Spirit of God to work
  • Emphasizing character and integrity

The stuff that you and I lead with every day.

A quick history of PLI International:

The Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK) was the first to invite PLI to bring its unique leadership training for pastors and spouses outside the United States. The LCK hadn’t planted a new church in ten years but wanted to see that change. Since 2007, when PLI completed its training until today, they’ve started over 30 new churches! Lots of factors contribute to a testimony like this, but the LCK credits this training as a major catalyst for the renewal and growth they’re seeing. In 10 years, PLI International has spread across the world and will serve 12 countries this year.

Thanks for being a mission catalyst in your context, where you serve, too!

So, would you…

  • Simply smile, nod and say “thank you, Lord” for these leaders around the world, and/or
  • Include PLI’s international work in your foreign mission budget as a congregation, and/or
  • Give today and invite a couple of friends to join you in helping fund the new work that will expand later this year in China and former Soviet countries.


Dr. Jock Ficken
Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken

One Response

  1. Sarah Greiner says:

    Thank you Lori and Scott for your sacrifice and dedication to the mission of God.

Leave a Reply