United States

Tax-deductible donations  made payable to “NLI” may be sent to:

Next Level International
PO Box 10148
South Bend IN
46680 USA
(t) +1 574 485 2301    (e) usa@nlieurope.com
Recognized as a 501c(3) organization

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About NLI USA:

HowellConnect is the umbrella organization for the work of Bill and Linda Howell. While Linda leads EMERGE Women’s Development as part of the NLI Network and Bill heads up the Roma Initiative, all that they do comes from a passion to make disciples and mentor leaders.

“Leadership is a spiritual issue because people are made in God’s image. They possess the divine nature, they are gifted by Him and they are loved. Our passion is to help others discover their potential and maximize the impact of their lives. Jesus is the ultimate leader and he lived his life as a servant. The idea of servant leadership goes against the prevailing ideas of the culture but walking in humility, living as a learner and seeking to serve God and others, is the fuel of effective leadership.” [Bill]

The Roma Initiative seeks to see new churches planted among the Roma people of Europe by using a community transformation approach. “You cannot simply proclaim a message to people whose lives are challenged by poverty, lack of quality education and issues of discrimination. This is a social justice issue and responding to it is a test for the church that gives credence to our message. Former president of the Czech Republic declared that how the Roma were treated was a litmus test for a newly democratic nation, it is no different for the church. How we treat the least of these is our confirmation of God’s truth in our lives.” [Bill]

Having heard a call to “come out of the shadows,” Linda has made it her life’s goal to see other women, particularly young women, come into their unique calling and place in God’s kingdom. “With the issues of human trafficking and the empowerment of women receiving greater and greater notoriety there has never been a greater opportunity to see the women of the kingdom take their place and lead the way. The EMERGE dream, is to see one-million women across the nations of Europe declare YES and soar with purpose and impact.” [Linda]

About Bill Howell:

Bill Howell is a missional leader, mentor, coach and author. Following 27 years of pastoral ministry in the US, he has spent the last 8 years training leaders across Europe, working with Next Level International (NLI). His current focus and passion is for church planting and community development among the Roma (Gypsy) people in central Europe.

In 2003 Bill’s commitment to see the empowerment of leaders led him to found HowellConnect [formally KeyLeader] a US based coaching and consulting organization. Bill has also taught ministry students at East Africa School of Theology and trained leaders in Peru, South America. Bill also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN.

Bill is an ordained minister with a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies and an undergraduate degree in Finance. He lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, Linda who serves as NLI’s Women’s Development Team Leader and founder of EMERGE leadership conferences for women.  They have two married sons and three amazing grandchildren.