PLI is pursuing a vision to train pastors, spouses, and key leaders to put the extraordinary mission of God into the hands of ordinary people.
The Church requires pastoral leaders, spouses and church leaders who are effective, healthy, confident and competent to meet its mission to reach the lost, the disconnected, and the disenchanted of every age and generation.
Seventy to seventy-five women and men in PLI learning communities currently engage in regular online coaching clusters between their face-to-face training gatherings.
A young pastor shared a testimony last week about that experience:
"The first time we met via video conference I announced that my calendar was already full of church activities and family commitments. It's a mess. I don't have time to connect with neighbors or others that are 'lost'. I expected everyone to say something similar and we could all feel sorry for ourselves and proceed to do nothing about building relationships with people disconnected from God...and nothing would change.
"My coach said: So, what would you like to do about that?
"He surprised me. I just wanted to complain. Play the victim. Do nothing different. His smile and his question were the catalyst for what has been an amazing shift for me and my wife in the last 18 months of PLI Missional Leader."
© Pastoral Leadership Institute, 2014