International Leadership Institute

Contact: Chuck Shackelton
[email protected] or
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Wes and Joy Griffin became full-time missionaries in 1992. Mt. Bethel UMC was the first church to support them. Their first mission was to plant and develop The Baltic Methodist Seminary, which Mt. Bethel supported from 1993 to 1998. Since they launched ILI in 1998, it has trained more than 30,000 leaders globally and the numbers are not in for 2008 yet.

The International Leadership Institute changes history by accelerating the spread of the Gospel through training and mobilizing leaders of leaders to reach their nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


  • National Conferences.
  • Regional Conferences.
  • Women’s Conferences.
  • Scholarship support for trainees.
  • The Accelerate Strategy.
  • Church Planting.

Service opportunities:

  • Prayer Ministries.
  • Join a GO team for training conferences.
  • Donate for a conference.
  • Be a prayer partner for a GO team.