PLI’s Missional Leader Learning Community is a safe, productive place to receive help and support for effective missional leadership.
“Can you imagine your church being a place where discipling relationships and new believers are the norm and not the exception; where more and more Jesus-followers are recognizing the Kingdom of God and responding to Jesus? PLI is uniquely positioned to give you the skills and the focused support to navigate and nurture the kind of environment that multiplies missional leadership in your church.” Jeff Meyer, Missional Leader Coach
What does it look like for you to joyfully partner with God in what He’s doing? What in your life would you invite others to imitate for the sake of God’s Kingdom? Who would you willingly invite to get close enough to you so they could observe “how you follow Jesus”? As a ministry, what are you doing well right now that could be leveraged to help you move one step closer to being a missional church? As a Christian pastor and leader, have you depended on sermons and classes to get people to reach out and live on mission when you have not been ready to do it yourself?
The Learning Community Journey
Your Learning Community journey with PLI lasts two years and includes a total of four immersions lasting four days each. The immersions occur twice a year (approximately every six months).
At the end of every immersion experience, you will leave with an actionable six-month plan to implement at your congregation to incrementally achieve your Spirit-led goals.
We believe that the immersion and coaching experience provide the right combination of instruction and interaction for us to provide you the tools and lay a foundation for building a culture of mission in your faith community.
Click on each immersions below to learn more.
I am seeking to:
curiosity about what God is doing in my life, my neighbors’ lives, in my community, and in my world.
what it means to be a “missional” leader in today’s cultural context.
and articulate vision
change for the sake of the mission
teams of people for that mission
and gently lead
We need to explore our personal faith and discipleship understanding before we can ask anyone else to follow. During this module you will rediscover your baptismal identity, where Christ established the dynamic of your covenant relationship with Him.
Understanding your personal identity in Christ is the springboard for healthy leadership. From this perspective, you will explore your role as a “chief advocate” for those who are far from God.
We will uncover the personal skills of seeking and listening in this module. We will stir a curiosity of what God is doing in your life, in your neighbors’ lives, in your community and in your world, and guide your commitment to engaging in these contexts.
Jesus said, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
This module leads you to master the greatest leadership challenge in the church, embodying the mission. Too often, there is a lack of alignment between what we say we believe and what we do.
You will explore the concept of personal response (obedience) from a grace perspective. Can we learn how to respond to God from a place of willingness and not from a place of obligation? Can we experience the joy in joining God in what He’s leading? Yes, we can! You will understand the power of personal response and the impact this has on creating a contagious missional life.
The Apostle Paul pleaded, “So I urge you to imitate me.” 1 Corinthians 4:16
“That’s why I sent Timothy… He will remind you of how I follow Christ Jesus, just as I teach in all the churches wherever I go.” 1 Corinthians 4:17
This module explores the “imitation step.” You are in a position to influence others and in the process to catalyze a movement of Jesus-followers responding to His leadership in their lives.
As a missional leader, you will discover what it means to be a catalyst in every facet of your life. You will be challenged to consider: What in your life would you invite others to imitate for the sake of the Kingdom? Who would you willingly invite to get close enough to you so they could observe how you follow Jesus?
This module marks a pivotal point in the Missional Leader journey. We deal with our fears and our assumptions about ourselves and our members. Along the way, we will discover the richness of inviting others to imitate us as we follow Jesus.
“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” 2 Timothy 2:2
Missional Leadership means nurturing an environment that encourages people to freely choose to live missional lives. This module explores how to create a movement. You will examine how to lead change and how to move your people from organization to organism.
You will discover how to use story to lead change in your role as Master Story Teller. We will reassert the power in letting the Word do the work in transforming our churches into places where members seek Jesus and listen to Him.
You will leave the retreat with an 18-month integration plan as unique as your ministry and ready for implementation.