LAY LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL - Making Disciples in all Nation
Co-founders Don and Carol Hill
More than forty years ago God called Don and Carol Hill into a ministry of developing ordinary people into disciples of Jesus Christ and mobilizing them to do His work.
Since its inception Lay Leadership International (LLI) has provided:
Training and Consultation for Church Leaders
Instruction for Discipleship Small Group Leaders and Mentors
Curriculum Designed to Disciple Believers in various stages of Christian Growth
A Learning Experience that is Unique and Highly Effective
Ongoing Counsel and Support for Discipleship Mentors and Group Leaders
To date, our print runs show that over two and one-half million people in sixteen countries have enrolled and been effectively trained through some phase of the distinctive training we offer.
The LLI program has a uniquely designed learning methodology that will lead you down a path of self-discovery resulting in a much deeper understanding of your spiritual calling and how you can most effectively use your uniqueness to minister Christ's Gospel and love to others.
All our materials are designed for Personal, One-on-One, and Small Group Use.
One of the best ways to investigate our programs and courses is to order one of our Introductory Packets. Why not join with thousands of others who have grown extensively through this exciting and highly effective approach to Christian Discipleship.
Our Purpose and Mission
Our mission is to co-operate with the Holy Spirit in raising up a training network of Christian disciples who will serve as witnesses and servants of God’s grace in the marketplaces of today’s world.
Our New Digital World Missions Outreach
Communications have rapidly changed. To meet the need we are offering a new way of offering our teaching seminars and materials around the world. Presently there are 7 billion people on earth and 3 billion are connected to the internet. This presents an awesome missionary challenge. Through digitization, people will now be able to instantly download every phase of our biblical training. We invite you to read more about this wonderful opportunity by clicking here or the LLI Missions button on our main menu. You might also want to join our email news network and receive regular updates.
What We Believe
The sixty-six canonical books of the Bible as originally written were inspired of God, hence free from error. They constitute the only infallible guide in faith and practice.
There is one God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection. He exists eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory.
God created Adam and Eve in His own image. By disobedience, they fell from their sinless state through the temptation by Satan. This fall plunged humanity into a state of sin and spiritual death and brought upon the entire race the sentence of eternal death. From this condition, we can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith, on the basis of the work of Christ, and by the agency of the Holy Spirit.
The eternally pre-existent Son became incarnate without a human father, by being born of the Virgin Mary. Thus, in the Lord Jesus Christ, divine and human natures were united in one Person, both natures being whole, perfect, and distinct. To effect salvation, He lived a sinless life and then suffered and died on the cross as the sinner's substitute, shedding His blood for the remission of sins. On the third day, He rose from the dead in the body which had been laid in the tomb. He ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He performs the ministry of intercession. He shall come again, personally and visibly, to complete His saving work and to consummate the eternal plan of God.
The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God. He convicts the world of sin and righteousness and teaches us God’s truth. He applies to humans the finished redemptive work of Christ. By justification and adoption, we are given a right standing before God; by regeneration, sanctification, and glorification our nature is renewed. He further endows each of us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to do the work of His Kingdom.
Baptism in water and the celebration of Holy Communion are commanded by God and are signs that perpetually remind us of two significant truths, Baptism signifies a person's death to the old life of sin and resurrection to newness of life in Christ at the time of regeneration. Communion is a regular reminder during worship of the central truth of the Gospel. The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ that makes salvation possible for those who confess Him as Savior.
When we have turned to God in penitent faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and are baptized, we are accountable to God for living a life separated from sin, through the power of the Spirit and characterized by the His fruit. It is our responsibility to contribute by example, word, and deed to the universal spread of the Gospel and the making of disciples in all nations.
At the end of the age, the bodies of the dead shall be raised. The righteous shall enter into full possession of eternal bliss in the presence of God, and the wicked shall be condemned to eternal death.
Our roots go back to 1975 when as a minister serving in a local church, Don invited thirty-five people to meet with him for an experiment in small group discipleship and volunteer ministry training.
It wasn’t long before enthusiastic participants quickly began spreading the word, resulting in other groups and local churches getting involved. Due to the growing demands of the discipleship ministry, Don and Carol resigned from their pastorate to further develop and spread the newly organized Lay Leadership International (LLI)
To date, an estimated two and one-half million people have enrolled in various aspects of the basic and advanced discipleship training.
The newest addition to the line of equipping programs is a course on the Book of Revelation. Additional courses on biblical prophecy are planned for the future.
Today the mission is, as it was in the beginning, to equip people to be like Jesus and consequently use their talents, spiritual gifts, and resources to minister God's grace in the marketplaces of today’s world.
Don Hill’s Biography
Don Hill is a Christian minister, gifted Bible teacher, and writer.
Don received his undergraduate and theological education in Canada and later continued his graduate studies in the United States. He also is a graduate of The Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky.
He was ordained into the Christian ministry in 1964 and for 16 years served as a minister in both Canada and the United States. In 1978 he and Carol launched their interdenominational ministry, which has touched people in more than 30 countries and has been translated into 12 languages.
While serving as President of LLI Don also served part-time as a consulting minister on the staff of a number of churches. He also was the founding pastor of The Carpenter's Christian Church in Harrodsburg Kentucky.
Don has authored twenty-five books. His materials have been used in numerous denominational expressions. For two years he appeared daily on television across Canada, on the 100 Huntley Street program offering an inspirational segment in conjunction with devotional books he had written. The training programs he has developed have been recognized and recommended by a number of national church leaders.
Don and Carol believe that part of God’s preparation for effective ministry comes out of the life experiences that God ordains and allows in a believer’s life. In their personal lives, they have experienced some very deep valleys, as well as great mountaintop victories, enabling them to teach from experience as well as knowledge.
Don takes his ultimate authority from the Word of God which he studies fervently in order to fulfill the calling and spiritual giftedness that God has given him.
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