What is the WPLP?

The Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program exists to affirm the high calling of Indiana pastors and to expand pastoral imagination.

We do this by forming two-year peer learning cohorts anchored in rich dialogue with civic leaders.

Pastors reflect theologically and adaptively on pressing social issues, convening important conversations for the public good of Indiana and seeking the fulfillment of the reign of God.

Mission + Method

Here's an overview of what we do in the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program, and-- most importantly--why we do it.

What to Expect

Here's a brief overview of the of the two-year cohort experience.

Financial Arrangements

WPLP is offered at no cost to program participants or to their congregations. Find out more.

Eligibility + Selection Criteria

Are you ready for the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program? Read about our selection criteria and eligibility requirements.

Sample Study Tour Itinerary

If you're curious about the content of our two study tours, here's an itinerary from our most recent twelve-day trip to South Africa.

Sample Session Agenda

What do WPLP participants do during a campus session? Here's a snapshot of our typical two-day rhythm.

What to Know Before Applying

What commitments are required of Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program participants? Read more about our expectations here.

Application Process

Ready to take the next step? Read about our competitive application process.


Meet the WPLP Staff.

Early Career Initiative

Learn about the other Lilly Endowment-funded early career pastoral leadership programs across the country.