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Archive for the ‘Celebrate’ Category

A Christmas Poem

By: Gail & Jock Ficken

We thought you would enjoy this as a wonderful Christmas reflection from Tanner Olson. Tanner is an author, speaker and poet who goes by the name Written to Speak. He is currently available to come speak at your school, church, or organization. Visit www.writtentospeak.com for more information! Tanner’s wife Sarah is a member of the … Continue reading

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Introducing New PLI Team Members

By: Jock Ficken

God is moving through PLI in ways that are “more than we could ask or imagine.” We have once again experienced our largest enrollments in PLI this year. 1000 Young Leaders has had a strong launch. And our international presence has been deepening work around the world. We are in awe of what God is … Continue reading

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Celebrate True Freedom

By: Jock Ficken

As we celebrate America’s Independence Day, remember and celebrate where true freedom comes from: Christ crucified and resurrected. God’s blessings to you on this holiday weekend!

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Can we say Thank You?

By: Jock Ficken

Allow me to say Thank You to you for leading in your role. Thank you for serving and caring for your congregation and people that don’t know Jesus and for whom Jesus extended His arms on the cross and died. Let’s be honest. Leading is difficult. Oftentimes lonely. So, simply, for who you are and … Continue reading

Is Anyone Out There? Does Anyone Care?

By: Jock Ficken

Do you ever wonder who really cares about you? What you’re doing? The sacrifices you’re making in your congregation so people can grow…be discipled…come to faith? And especially…if you’re the spouse? (I don’t mean that in an impersonal way.) I’m guessing what you do is at risk of being underappreciated. Maybe unthanked. Especially the sacrifices … Continue reading

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20 Years of PLI

By: Jock Ficken

Thanks for being in the PLI family. The 20 year old PLI family. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of PLI! 20 years since the first pastors and spouses stepped into something they weren’t quite sure about but knew they needed. 20 years since mentoring congregations lined up across the United States to … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Your Generosity

By: Jock Ficken

We’d like to share with you a few of the comments that were included with gifts on #GivingTuesday. The work PLI is doing is important and meaningful. What is taking place here is something that will have everlasting impact. -Tanner Olson We totally love and support the work of PLI in equipping the saints and … Continue reading

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Thank You!

By: Jock Ficken

Thank you! We finished the last learning communities of the season shortly before Thanksgiving. Liberia and Denver! Gail and I are incredibly encouraged by the women and men who are eager to grow and develop as leaders. We’re incredibly encouraged by their willingness to do the hard work of investing for a vibrant future for … Continue reading

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Celebrate with Us!

By: Jock Ficken

Celebrate with us! We have been blessed with an overwhelming response for the first cohort of 1,000 Young Leaders. So much so, in fact, that the first cohort is overflowing! We expect the Spring 2019 Cohort to fill quickly. With only 35 spots available and over a dozen people already on the waiting list, it … Continue reading

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2 Requests. 1 Thank You.

By: Jock Ficken

PLI just wrapped up 3 Leadership Essentials learning communities. Leadership Essentials fastens down some of the core building blocks of effective leadership. (We’ll be starting a similar learning community in Ethiopia next week!) One Thank You But allow me to say Thank You to you for leading in your role. Thank you for serving and … Continue reading

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