About Us

Our Vision

Christ Himself gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, 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, NIV)

To ignite and train generations of revivalists and reformers to bring about a global movement of transformation. (Ephesians 4:11-13, Matthew 28:18-20)

Our Mission

Our Foundation

Founded in 1998 by C. Peter Wagner, WLI reflects a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry. Unlike traditional seminaries, WLI focuses on equipping ‘in-service’ leaders with a creative, revelatory style of teaching and learning, as well as impartation and activation, with opportunity for hands-on, practical application and ministry.

Who We Are

Inspired in 1998 by a prophetic word from Cindy Jacobs, C. Peter Wagner(see bio), built upon his legacy of developing world changers by creating Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). Over the years and since its transition to International Chancellor, Dr. Che Ahn, WLI has established regional schools in 11 cities within the U.S. and 11 internationally (including emerging nations such as China and Brazil).

WLI reflects a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry. Unlike traditional seminaries, WLI focuses on equipping ‘in-service’ leaders with a creative, revelatory style of teaching and learning, as well as impartation and activation, with opportunity for hands-on, practical application and ministry.



Hear the WLI Story from Dr. C. Peter Wagner



A Word From Our International Chancellor: Dr. Che Ahn

What We Do

Inspired in 1998 by a prophetic word from Cindy Jacobs, C. Peter Wagner(see bio), built upon his legacy of developing world changers by creating Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). Over the years and since its transition to International Chancellor, Dr. Che Ahn, WLI has established regional schools in 11 cities within the U.S. and 11 internationally (including emerging nations such as China and Brazil).

WLI reflects a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry. Unlike traditional seminaries, WLI focuses on equipping ‘in-service’ leaders with a creative, revelatory style of teaching and learning, as well as impartation and activation, with opportunity for hands-on, practical application and ministry.

WLI’s core values for training could simply be illustrated by: 2+5=7.

Launching in 2017 is WLI's new, hybrid training model (On-line or On-site), with a four pillar emphasis.

From Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate, to a selective Elective program.

View WLI's full Course list.

Electives can be taken individually or added to a degree.

See here for the tuition of each program.

Ready to be a Part of and Ignite a Movement?

We invite you to carefully pray and consider as you explore more of WLI's programs, and to talk with us about joining this family as we work together to bring forth the Kingdom into every sphere of influence!