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.
1. Every leader/member has an explanation of the world and what's going on as it relates to the church and its future.
If your explanation of the world means YOU don't have to change, you probably have the wrong explanation.
The challenge that you might be feeling right now personally? If your explanation doesn't require you to change, you've probably settled on the wrong explanation! (There's a deep human need to always explain away why someone else is wrong/bad/ill-informed and to absolve ourselves of any responsibility for what needs to change with us--ask any spouse, parent, child. We consider doing it all the time.) When challenged personally, our natural response is to explain away why anything needs to change with us.
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