Providing personal and professional transforming experiences for individuals who lead Churches of God, General Conference congregations and church organizations into mission.


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The Missional Leadership Initiative occurs as a two-year learning community. Participants will journey to immersions three times a year in January, May, and September. At each immersion, there will be delivery of content, exercises for discovery, on-site personal coaching, and ample time to rest.

In between immersions, participants gather in cohort groups to continue to process and apply what has been experienced. Cohorts meet either face-to-face or by video conference, depending on the proximity of participants.


$1,000 Tuition, with $500 due at the beginning of each year.

The tuition covers a portion of the total cost of the six immersions which include meals, lodging, programming, special guests, and books. The portion not covered by tuition is provided by the Transformational Ministries Commission. This represents our commitment to the growth and development of missional leaders in the CGGC and beyond.

Participants will also be responsible for their own travel costs to and from the six immersions as well as a “date night” during the first immersion when spouses are invited and encouraged to attend.

Reggie McNeal

Reggie McNeal

The Missional Leadership Initiative is designed and led by Reggie McNeal. Reggie is the author of A Work of the Heart, Missional Renaissance, Kingdom Come , and a host of other titles addressing leadership and missional ministry issues.

Graduates of MLI

Topics Covered


Discover how you operate and why it's important to your leadership

Kingdom Scorecard

Gain a new understanding of what the Kingdom of God is and how to measure your church's impact

People Development

Learn practical skills to develop the people around you, not just programs

Personal Development

Learn the components that make up your future learning and create a plan to acquire them

Leading Change

Learn the necessary insights to effectively lead change in the Church

City Impact & Kingdom Leaders

Envision what a Kingdom Leader would look like for your community

Books Provided

  • Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders
  • Get a Life: It Is All About You
  • Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard of the Church
  • Kingdom Come
  • Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams and Why People Follow
  • Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are
  • The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church
  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
  • To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole Cit
  • The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations

MLI has provided me with some increased awareness of some possible alternatives to traditional church programs and systems of leadership. I am excited to see how the Lord uses this new knowledge and awareness to improve the effectiveness of this vessel, me, to further His kingdom for His glory!

Troy Caldwell

I think the biggest difference that MLI has made in my life is that I have embraced more opportunities to be missional in my daily walk with the Lord and the people that I come in contact with every day.

Vicki Oberman

I've been deeply encouraged by the whole MLI experience!

Dwight LeFever

MLI is helping me to figure out my context/calling for the next phase of my journey.

Jim Wilder

That ground swell of ministry ownership and risk taking exhibited by ministry leaders is the real fruit of the MLI.

Phil ScottDirector, Allegheny Region

Quail Hollow Resort

All six retreats are held at the Quail Hallow Resort.

Quail Hollow is more than just a resort.  It sits on 700 acres that encompass two championships rated golf courses and has an award winning chef. The resort gives you a far away feeling with easy access to major thoroughfares. This makes it truly a destination as it sits just 30 miles from the center of Cleveland where you will find the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the second largest theater district in the country, and a myriad of museums and cultural sites.

While on property you can relax by either our indoor or seasonal outdoor pool, get a great workout in our state of the art fitness center, or decompress in our dry sauna.  The restaurant and lounge offer inventive and tantalizing meals that are sure to please any pallet.  Quail Hollow Resort offers you the best of both city life and country relaxation making us your destination resort to make your vision a reality.