Helping you become a fully-devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

Why Leadership Development?

LDI, Leadership Development Institute, is a ministry of Hope Community Church specifically designed to equip all followers of Christ to explore and grow their leadership skills for service both inside and outside of the church.

Ultimately, good leadership blesses others and brings honor to God, while poor leadership has great potential to harm the church and reflects poorly on Christ. LDI provides a place for everyone to grow their leadership ability.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

—Ephesians 4:11-13

The Pillars of LDI

Biblical Thinking

God’s word informs all that we do and think. Christian leaders need to develop sound theology and understand how to read and interpret Scripture in order to navigate a world flooded with input and information.

Christ-like Character

Character is critical for leadership. It is important that leaders know and take on the character of Christ. Through the church-based training of LDI, we provide an environment for this process that requires knowledge, persistence, and guidance.

Ministry Skills

All followers of Jesus are called to be ministers of the gospel in the church and in the world. Learn more about how to practice ministry while receiving guidance from experienced leaders allows participants to grow in their own practical leadership skills.


Naty Severson

Senior Director of LDI

Kaelyn Larson

Associate Director of Connection and Discipleship Associate

Paul Stiver

LDI Coordinator & Men’s Mentor