Learn About the Mission and Values of WLI


The Women’s Leadership Institute educates, encourages and emboldens Christian women for exemplary leadership.


WLI is a growing community of confident and competent Christian women leaders who serve and lead wherever God has placed them and who confront relevant issues with courage, truth and love.

Biblical Evidences

Esther 4:14b (ESV)

And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Biblical Evidences

Philippians 1:8-11 (ESV)

For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Biblical Evidences

Hebrews 10:23-25 (NIV)

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.



WLI values are shaped by the inerrant Word of God and in accordance with the teachings of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Servant Leadership

As a servant institute of Concordia University Wisconsin, we promote servant-first leadership as modeled by Christ in the Scriptures.

Personal Growth

WLI strives to help women grow both as individuals and communally in the love of Christ.

Exemplary Content

WLI works to present thoughtful educational content in a variety of formats to equip women to lead, serve, and engage where God has placed them.


WLI facilitates honest discussion about topics concerning all women.


WLI seeks to foster collaboration between men and women in the home, workplace, church, and world.


WLI is informed and actively engaged in difficult and timely issues for the betterment of Christian Women.

Critical Targets

Christian women are confident in their calling, students of the Word, models of healthy Christ-centered living, and life-long learners and teachers committed to servant-like leadership as Christ’s ambassadors to the church and world.

Christian women seek out WLI’s content because it is rooted in the scriptures, dynamic, practical, and researched-based. Content is accessible through multiple in-person and online mediums and program development made sustainable by customer-driven financial support and product purchase.

The Women’s Leadership Institute is seen as a partner in ministry and leadership circles to enhance and inform women’s ministry and leadership initiatives and issues especially on Concordia University’s campus, in the LC-MS, and beyond.