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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.


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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.

Our Approach & Stories

Are You Being Called to Lead?

Join the next generation of passionate believers in sharing the Gospel around the world! 1,000 Young Leaders is specifically designed for everyday leaders between the ages of 21–36 who want to become active participants God’s mission. Whether you’re a trade worker, student, entrepreneur, artist, urban inventor, nurse, barista, parent or anything in between…this is for you. 1,000 Young Leaders is designed to meet you right where you are on your spiritual journey, and lift you up.

Read the stories of Young Leaders on their journey of disciple leadership and growth.

Melissa & Nolan’s Story

The world has changed.There are 73.4 million millennials. Most are gone from our churches. 1000 Young Leaders seeks to train millennial missionaries to their own generation. A vibrant 2030 church will see the baptized people of...

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1,000 Strong – Guest Blog and Poem

I’d like to share a blog post and poem my friend, Tanner Olson, wrote for 1,000 Young Leaders. Tanner is a writer, speaker, and spoken word poet. He is the creator of Written to Speak, a project that seeks to...

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10 Reasons to join 1,000 Young Leaders

One of our 1,000 Young Leaders penned the following in her journal. Read the reflections of a young woman who is being discipled to become a missionary where she lives, works and plays. Three simple...

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Young Leaders

1,000 Young Leaders

1,000 Young Leaders cohorts will take you on a 10-month journey of leadership training and intentional discipleship. You’ll be transformed to give an authentic voice to the Gospel of Jesus where you live, work, and play, making a lasting impact in your neighborhood and community. Begin your journey by registering for the next available cohort.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cohort includes:

  • On-demand video teachings from missional experts
  • Weekly online coaching sessions for further clarity of your personal context
  • An optional Annual Gathering in Nashville, TN


Spring 2023 Cohort

Join this cohort to be a young leader with influence! This cohort begins May 1, 2023. Please contact Co-Director Phil Klopke (847-450-4593) to get started today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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PLI Cohort - Young Leader

Upcoming Cohorts


1,000 Young Leader // Spring 2023 Cohort

May 1

25 Century Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37214 United States



Partner Ministries

Partner Ministries

1,000 Young Leaders seeks to partner with your church and raise up young leaders to be active participants in God’s mission. Together we will raise up the next generation of Christian leaders. We recognize that these young leaders have access to pockets and places where the Gospel is absent, that the church has been unable to reach.  

So what exactly does a partner church do?  

  • Identify young leaders with demonstrated capacity to lead others
  • Encourage and deploy them as everyday missionaries
  • Pray for the Spirit of God to work through the Word to change lives and redeem souls
  • Send them to start missional leadership learning communities

We invite you to also consider sponsoring your young leaders. 

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We greatly appreciate the support of partner organizations and individuals in identifying young leaders. We hope that these relationships will encourage young leaders to live as everyday missionaries as they invest in the future of God’s church around the world. We are thankful also for partners who financially sponsor young leaders.

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