Leadership Institute
equipping disciples for their work of ministry
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To equip every disciple for their work of ministry

 a deeper biblical and theological background

Within a cohort for spiritual growth

For God’s particular calling on their lives

PBC has a long legacy of equipping believers for God’s call in their lives. 

We call this the Ministry of the Saints, which means that each individual contributes to the body of Christ.

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. –Ephesians 4:11-12

The Leadership Institute is designed to intentionally equip followers of Jesus with what they need to do the work of service God intends for them.


Vocational Ministry

Training for those called into or considering full-time ministry

Faith @ Work

Intentionally integrating faith in Christ with professional work

Church Leadership

Giving deeper grounding for volunteer ministry within the church


All three Leadership Institute tracks contain three components: classes, a cohort, and ministry application.


Six five-week classes are held during the academic year. Each class meets once per week for two hours and requires 1-2 hours of homework per week.

Vocational Ministry – includes overviews of biblical books, theology, church history, and skills like preaching and counseling

Faith @ Work – includes theology of work, the theology of technology, leadership in the workplace, and spiritual growth through work

Church Leadership – Mix and match classes that interest you from other tracks


The spiritual formation cohort allows you to explore your particular calling in a small group context. Guided prayer activities and personal reflection contributes toward understanding and sustaining the way God has gifted and called you.

Retreats – opening and closing 1 day retreats

Spiritual Formation – curriculum in cohort

Mentor – personal mentor (corresponding to track)


You will be putting into practice the concepts and personal growth as you go. The specific application will be tailored to your track and interest.

Vocational Ministry – part time (or more) work in a church or parachurch organization

Faith @ Work – regular application of learning in your professional vocation

Church Leadership – volunteer service within a ministry of the church



Bible Study Methods

Sundays, February 12 – March 12 | 11am – 12:15pm | Fellowship Hall

Join us for this five-week class on Bible study methods. The content will be geared towards a wide range of Bible study experience levels, making it appropriate for those new to study or seasoned students of the Word. Pastors Paul Taylor, Bruce Maez, Scott Grant, Rolana Smith, and Dan Westman will teach this series. The class will meet for five consecutive Sundays beginning February 12.


Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Leadership Institute Pastor

Immediately upon coming out to the Bay Area from Texas for college in 1995, I decided that I never wanted to leave. PBC became my church home two weeks later. After getting a degree in engineering, I worked in software development for seven years before going to seminary. In 2007 I became a pastor at PBC and have served as an elder since 2014. My wife Rachel and I have five children. Life is crazy and challenging and fun and full of God’s grace. 

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Leadership Institute Director

Paul and I went through PBC’s Intern Program in 2000 and were so blessed by it! Now, 22 years later, we are thrilled to be able to partner together to lead and host this program for others. Our prayer is that God would be glorified in the Bay Area, that people would seek Him and find Him, and that His followers would grow in knowing Him, understanding Him, and walking with Him in their daily lives.

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If you are interested in the Leadership Institute click the button below to fill out our interest form and we will reach out to you with more information.

Or, if you have any questions send us an email. We’d love to hear from you and get to know you!