PLI is devoted to empowering pastors, spouses and other church leaders for wider influence for the sake of the gospel in their communities and effective leadership in their congregations. Learn more about our vision and process here.


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Discipleship to Missional Community (D2MC)

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The Discipleship to Missional Community Learning Community (D2MC) teaches church leaders a specific rhythm that can be repeated over and over again to help people become closer followers of Christ…and join with others to be a people on mission.

“Leaders looking to start and multiply missional communities are leaders that disciple leaders for mission–that disciple leaders for mission. As a member of Discipleship to Missional Community, you will be surrounded by pioneers eager to witness wider Gospel influence with people often distant from the church.  You’ll learn the simple rhythms of life and discipleship that multiply leaders for mission.” Gail Ficken, Trainer for D2MC  

PLI’s Discipleship to Missional Community has the hallmark qualities of the proven PLI learning experience that past alumni rave about. Pastors and spouses discovering together as their own unique “team”.  Collegial learning complemented with coaching that produce ongoing encouragement and accountability.  Additionally, PLI’s D2MC features key staff or lay leader involvement. When one or more key leaders are learning alongside their pastor and spouse, the journey gets easier.

Nothing has changed since Jesus challenged his disciples to “Go and Make Disciples” and yet everything has. The commitment to discipling ordinary people who disciple others can give birth to fresh expressions of the extraordinary mission of God.

The Learning Community Journey

Your Learning Community journey with PLI lasts two and a half years and includes a total of five four-day immersions. 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:


 a culture of reproducing discipleship


 in people for wider influence


 a pathway toward a different future for my church


 communities of people focused on mission

Becoming a Discipling Leader

In this immersion, ministry couples & teams will recognize that the transition to becoming a discipling leader begins personally.  They will have opportunity to see it, study it and experience a life integrated in discipling as they prepare to lead.

Building a Discipling Culture

Ministry couples & teams examine current societal and church cultural trends and are equipped in a simple reproducible model of discipleship. Each leader is challenged to live lives worthy of imitation.

Multiplying Missional Leaders

In this immersion ministry teams will be equipped to develop a leadership pipeline that identifies, trains and releases leaders in their context.

Launching Missional Communities

Teams will learn how clusters of people can be formed to live “on mission” in a way that engages community needs and gives witness to the Gospel of Christ.  Teams will identify the barriers that can crush missional initiatives and build strategy to sustain and reproduce missional communities that thrive.

Leading Kingdom Movements

In this immersion, ministry couples & teams, are equipped to lead leaders to expand the missional frontier beyond their networks.

This Learning Community Includes

2 ½ year learning community with a total of 5 immersions

Pastor, spouse and key leaders learn together as their own unique “team”

Ongoing coaching between immersions

Gifted, experienced teachers and trainers

Training of launching missional communities back home



 D2MC Fact Sheet

D2MC Immersion Sheet

Learn More and View Upcoming Learning Communities


The cost is $3,800 per year for a team of 3 (pastor, spouse and key leader)

Reserve your team spot with a $500 registration fee

>Pricing for teams up to 5 and 7 are available.  Please speak with Raechel in Connections raechel@plileadership.org.


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