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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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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.

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International Learning Communities

PLI seeks to create vibrant communities of faith around the world by providing pastors, spouses, and church leaders with training and investing in missional leadership, allowing them to form deeper connections with non believers that result in wider influence with the Gospel in their communities and cultures.

We inspire church leaders  to create indigenous models of leadership development for the purpose of multiplying missional leaders, churches, and missional movements within their countries. Our international office is located in Hong Kong.

PLI
Flat C, 6/F, Han Yee Building
19-21 Hankow Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Learn about our International Impact here.

 

 

 Learning Communities in 2019

Leadership Essentials Uganda // Year 4
Led by PLI Trainers
January 29-February 1

Leadership Essentials Training of Trainers Ethiopia EKHC // Year 1
Led by PLI Trainers
February 3-4

Leadership Essentials Youth and Student Leaders EKHC
Led by PLI Trainers
February 5-7

Leadership Essentials Ethiopia EKHC // Year 1
Led by Indigenous Trainers and PLI Trainers
February 8-11

Leadership Essentials Ethiopia EKHC // Year 2
Led by PLI Trainers
February 12-15

European International Leaders Gathering to Introduce PLI // Riga, Latvia
March 3-4

Leadership Essentials Russia ELCIR // Years 2 and 3
Led by Indigenous Trainers and PLI Trainers
April 30 – May 3

Leadership Essentials Central Asia // Year 4
Led by PLI Trainers
May 14-17

Leadership Essentials Training of Trainers Tanzania // Year 2
Led by PLI Trainers
June 4-7

Leadership Essentials Tanzania Meru Diocese // Year 2
Led by Indigenous Trainers
June 11-14

Leadership Essentials Tanzania Mbulu Diocese // Year 2
Led by PLI Trainers
June 18-21

Leadership Essentials Tanzania SELVD/Mara Dioceses // Year 2
Led by Indigenous Trainers
June 25-28

PLI/MML Conference Brazil IELB // Years 1,2,3
Led by Indigenous Trainers
July 25-28

Leadership Essentials Latvia ELCL // Years 1,2,3,4
Led by Indigenous Trainers and PLI Trainers
August 5-9

Leadership Essentials Training of Trainers Ethiopia EECMY // Year 2
Led by PLI Trainers
October 8-11

Leadership Essentials Ethiopia EECMY // Year 2
Led by Indigenous Trainers
October 15-18

Leadership Essentials Indonesia HKI // Year 4
Led by PLI Trainers
October 22-25

Leadership Essentials Papua New Guinea ELC-PNG // Year 1
Led by PLI Trainers
October 29-November 1

Leadership Essentials Papua New Guinea PNGCC // Year 1
Led by PLI Trainers
November 5-8

Leadership Essentials Liberia ELCL // Year 4
Led by PLI Trainers
November 19-22

Our Team

Rony and Anica Marquardt

Latin America Regional Development Leader

Rev. Marquardt is an alumnus of PLI national. For the past six years he and Anica have led PLI in Brazil. The program in Brazil is flourishing under their leadership, and God has provided the Marquardts with strong connections and relationships throughout this region.

Scott F. Rische

International Leader

Scott and Lori Ann have been married for 33 years. They have four children and a growing number of grandchildren. They’re building frequent flyer miles as they live in the United States a portion of the year, in Shenzhen, China, a portion of the year, and travel around the world with PLI’s international learning communities.

Prior to his calling to serve at PLI, Scott served as a church planter, lead pastor and director of a church planting ministry. Scott’s passion in life is to see people come into a faith relationship with Christ, and to encourage believers to live fully in and live out their relationship with Jesus. Scott’s calling is to encourage, develop, and mentor leaders for Christ’s Church. He’s also not afraid of heights…Scott has his private pilot license and enjoys being up in the air.

 

Lori A. Rische

International Women’s Leader

Lori enjoys encouraging and blessing women as they partner with their husbands and faithfully lead. She passes on her passion and love of learning from a 30 plus year education career to those she works with. Seeing families and children grow in knowledge is the real joy of the job! Apart from her job Lori says she has three loves: to be with her children and grandchildren, being outdoors with Scott and getting crafty.

Artis Eglitis

European Development Leader

Artis and his wife Helena reside in Latvia. Under their leadership the learning community in Latvia has thrived. As the European Development Director for PLI, Artis provides leadership throughout northern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, and Scandinavia. Artis also serves as pastor in a local congregation, is part of the leadership of Luther Academy in Riga and is active in his local city of Cesis, leading the River Bend Ministry Center. In the past he has served as the administrative leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.

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