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.


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.

Senior Leader

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PLI Senior Leader provided an opportunity for me to grow in my leadership, clarify my vision and recalibrate my perspective on ministry. It was especially beneficial to be there alongside two other members of our leadership team, where we could process, debrief and develop our next steps together. The content, encouragement and collaboration we experienced became a springboard for the next season of ministry and vision before us! -Brian Booth, Executive Director

One of the things I loved about Senior Leader was its emphasis on practical skills development, especially in the areas of goal setting, task management, and strategic planning… PLI helps fill in that key learning gap. – Nick Price, Site Pastor

When you first started your career, you probably never dreamed you would be supervising as many people as you currently do. Because you excelled in your position, you were promoted to one with more responsibility. You have made the move from leading a team to leading an organization to leading leaders in an organization. Most likely, none of your previous training and education prepared you for this challenge. We get it.

Imagine gathering in a learning community with like-minded top leaders who aspire to a higher level of leadership in the organization or congregation they lead. Experience iron sharpening iron as you take your leadership to the next level.

This learning community is specifically designed for Executive Directors, Senior Pastors, Executive Pastors, Principals, and Heads of Schools. Additionally, PLI’s Senior Leader features lead staff involvement. When key leaders are learning alongside each other, the journey gets easier.

Through this investment in yourself you will learn

  • Self-leadership
  • Organizational leadership
  • Adaptive Missional leadership

The Learning Community

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 organization or congregation to incrementally achieve your Spirit-led goals.

Click on each immersion below to learn more.

I am seeking to:


 my stamina and energy to lead


 effective skills for supervision and hiring


 how to resolve conflict


 more strategically


 my organization or ministries


 adaptive missional leadership


Moving to the next level in your leadership requires energy. In this immersion, you will focus on self-leadership. These are important skills and habits that leaders under stress tend to ignore.  You will discover healthy life rhythms that bless you, your family and your leadership. Look at your stamina and energy and make plans to change your lifestyle to encourage greater ability to serve your organization or ministry and lead a healthy life.

Staffing Solutions

This time is dedicated to our staff. Our people are often our best resource, and we want to manage them well, so our ministry is the highlight, not staffing issues. You will learn interviewing techniques and be trained to avoid hiring mistakes. We will discuss how to more effectively supervise those who report directly to us. We will learn how to analyze performance problems. The goal is to increase employee engagement, commitment and efficiency, while at the same time growing our effectiveness as leaders.

Conflict Management

Nothing impacts the effectiveness of an organization than conflict among staff or in a dysfunctional board. No leader enjoys conflict, but effective leaders must be equipped to deal with conflict skillfully. In this emersion, you will discover your conflict management style, common causes of conflict in ministry organizations, and techniques for de-escalating conflict and bringing resolution and reconciliation to difficult relationships.

Adaptive Missional Leadership

In a rapidly-changing world, leaders need a flexible approach to strategy and leadership to navigate and make sense out of all the changes occurring in the culture and inside the organization. In this immersion, you will explore key challenges to organizational change and transitions.

This Learning Community Includes

2 year learning community with a total of 4 immersions

Gifted, experienced teachers and trainers


Senior Leader fact sheet

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The cost is $3,500 per year

Reserve your spot with a $200 registration fee


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