People’s Life Institute is an evangelical Christian ministry serving individuals and families in the eastern Hillsborough and western Polk county area. We operate under the 501(c)(3) non-profit umbrella of the Shiloh Baptist Association, but we operate as a non-denominational organization, working with community entities. We operate wholly on generous donations from individuals, a local network of churches, ministry partners and community support.
Scripture tells us to care for ourselves, our families and one another in the community:
And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works in order to meet the pressing needs of others, so that they will not be unfruitful.
OUR VISION: To build a strong and thriving community by inspiring individuals and families to find purpose, regain dignity and become self-sufficient and stable in all areas of their lives.
OUR MISSION: To provide programs and services designed to ignite faith and hope, communicate God’s love in word and deed while equipping our clients with tools and community resources to achieve self-sufficiency and long-term stability.
HOW WE HELP: We provide assessment and case management with facilitation of job training and readiness, coaching, skill building and adult literacy education, with practical helps. We maintain a list of community resources for client referral to empower and elevate those on the journey to self-sufficiency and stability. PLI builds strong relationships with local area partners to gain full knowledge of all available resources to connect our clients to the bountiful benefits in the community.
OUR CORE VALUES ARE:
ACCOUNTABILITY - for our actions and attitudes (James 5:16 - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.)
COMPASSION - to others through kindness and advocacy (Eph 4:23 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.)
FORTITUDE - to courageously face and overcome fear and adversity (Rom 5:3 And not only so: we also exult in our sufferings, knowing as we do, that suffering produces fortitude)
GRATITUDE - for the blessings we have and may receive (1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.)
LOVE - of God and his people and creation (1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God and everyone who loves is born of God....)
TRUTH - through habitually speaking the truth in love (Psalm 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.)
SELF-CONTROL - to build success and maintain stability (2 Tim 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.)