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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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 discipleship and growth.

PLI Announces 1000 Young Leaders Initiative

It. Is. Here. #1000YL Pray for it! Share it! #1000YL Get the word out! For several years Gail and I have fostered the dream.  We are pleased to share the dream with you...

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Change Is Hard for Me

Have you ever noticed how hard it can be to make change in your life? I have. The gap between the change I want to see and the actual change I experience is often wide, especially when it’s done...

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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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Young Leaders

1,000 Young Leaders cohorts will take you on a two-year journey of biblical 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.

1,000 Young Leaders Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions



Cohort includes:

  • Weekly online learning
  • Weekly online coaching sessions in year one and bi-weekly sessions year two
  • Optional annual gathering in Nashville, TN

1,000 YL Annual Gathering : Nashville

April 24-26, 2020 will be our 1,000 Young Leader Gathering in Nashville, TN. 50+ young leaders come together for a time of celebration and encouragement.

Fall 2019 Cohort : Registration Open

We welcome you to participate in the renewal of lives, neighborhoods, cities, and the world in a 1,000 Young Leaders cohort! This cohort begins November 1, 2019. Please complete and submit your application below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Spring 2020 Cohort: Registration Open

Join this cohort to be a young leader with influence! This cohort begins May 1st of 2020. Please complete and submit your application below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Upcoming Cohorts





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 communities

We invite you to also consider sponsoring your young leaders. The cost is $250 a month for a team of two OR $200 a month for individuals.

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Partner Churches

 Nominate a Young Leader

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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