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.

My own engagement in the local community has shifted substantially during my participation in the WPLP. My children know their way around city hall as they’ve been dragged to a wide variety of Human Rights Commission, City Council, etc. meetings.  I’ve made phone calls and sent notes of encouragement to the Police Chief, Mayor, etc, which would never have happened before.  I’ve said to my congregation again and again –the WPLP has put me in the presence of so many folks I don’t naturally feel the “right” to interact with, and it’s emboldened me!

Erica Gibson Even, Valparaiso, Indiana

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