WHAT IS THE ILI?
The International Leadership Initiative (ILI) is a non-profit organization that is partnering with Boynton Beach Community Church to expand the influence of our church in the U.S. and internationally. Pastor Dudley Hodges is the Founder and Director of the ILI. The ILI will serve as the international missions agency of Boynton Beach Community Church. All local mission projects and community-based partnerships will continue to be supported by BBCC.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE ILI?
The mission is to help pastors and church leaders thrive by making the Gospel the center of their lives, their families, and their ministries. The ILI will also support and equip the next generation of kingdom leaders. The ILI will be responsible for all aspects of international missions at BBCC including leadership training, international mission trips, and international projects such as water wells, orphanages and humanitarian projects. The ILI intends to partner with other organizations to carry out its mission in the US and internationally.
HOW WILL THIS MISSION BE ACCOMPLISHED?
Through training seminars
Through Gospel Coaching
Through establishing coaching networks internationally
Through humanitarian projects (water wells, food distribution, ministry to children)
Through planting new churches
By providing theological training, internships and other resources for emerging leaders
WHAT IS ALREADY HAPPENING?
Pastor Hodges is currently serving as a Gospel coach for two ministry leaders in the United Kingdom and one pastor in Nigeria.
The ILI is supporting a Bible College student in Bolivia who is training for ministry.
Pastor Hodges is in the process of establishing ministry partnerships with other organizations to carry out the mission of the ILI.
WHAT IS BEING PLANNED FOR 2022 and beyond?
A trip to Honduras is being planned to continue developing a coaching network for pastors and church leaders.
A meeting with pastors and church leaders who are expanding a Gospel coaching network in the United Kingdom is planned for November 2022.
A trip to Cuba is planned for January 2023 to meet with national leaders who are developing a coaching network for pastors and planting house churches.