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Archive for the ‘Young Leaders’ Category

Are you in a Landing Pattern?

By: Jock Ficken

Here are two realities: Reality 1: The United States is one of the largest mission fields in the world. Reality 2: Large numbers of pastor-leaders (spouse-leaders and lay-leaders too!) will retire in the next 3… or 5… or 7 years. They’re all flying toward a landing pattern transition. (Or they’ve already landed.) The popular view … Continue reading

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Gathering with Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

1,000 Young Leaders hosted the 4th Annual Gathering in Nashville this summer. Some fun facts: Our leadership journey integrates into our young leaders’ daily lives, but the Annual Gathering in Nashville doesn’t. They took time off from their work, family and plans to be here! They took planes, buses and cars to be here. They … Continue reading


10 More Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I wondered what a new season of vibrant, mission pioneering might look like with the young leaders of today out in front following God. I offered 10 tips to Young Leaders. Here are 10 more tips for young leaders. Pick the one that stirs your heart and commands your attention. (If #6 intrigues you, … Continue reading

10 Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

If God chooses to usher in a next great season of mission and vibrancy across U.S. churches, He likely will use the young leaders…the filled-with-the-Spirit Joshuas (Deuteronomy 34:9) of today. A few years ago, I shared the following 10 tips for young leaders. A couple of these are more relevant for pastors, but most of … Continue reading

Exposing Conflicting Values…The 3 Bold Steps of an Adaptive Leader

By: Jock Ficken

We live in a highly secularized culture. It’s often dismissive, and sometimes hostile. Churches face the choice of adapting or disconnecting from their worlds. The Spirit still works through the Word of God in all manner of contexts. As a result, leaders need an attitude adjustment to expose conflicting values in our collective hearts if … Continue reading

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Inside the Minds of Godly Young Adults

By: Jock Ficken

I have 4 things I’d like to share with you today! And be sure to see the pictures below of some of the leaders who attended the St. Louis D2MC immersion last week. Multipli & Genesis Leader Multipli, our companion ministry, is launching Genesis Leader to train the people of God so anyone can encounter … Continue reading

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Meet Young Leaders Alex and Rachel

By: Jock Ficken

Gail recently sat down to record an interview with two gifted young leaders to share with our advisory board. Alex Stoll works in corporate finance and is completing 1,000 Young Leaders. Rachel Stathakis leads the children’s ministry at her church in Hales Corners, WI, and is wrapping up Leadership Essentials. They recently got engaged and … Continue reading

10 Reasons to join 1,000 Young Leaders

By: Gail & Jock Ficken

One of our 1,000 Young Leaders penned the following in her journal. Read the reflections of a young woman who is being discipled to become a missionary where she lives, works and plays. Three simple observations: Notice the optimism, the enthusiasm! Listen to how she’s already benefited during the first year. What if there were five or … Continue reading

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How About Crazy Hope

By: Jock Ficken

Leaders need hope to lead and venture forward and navigate change…hope to enter into new mission territory. No hope? No action! And the bad news is that harsh realities crush hope! I think it’s one of the reasons that leaders consistently are impacted by any of the PLI learning communities because they experience… New Hope that leads to … Continue reading

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By: Sarah Greiner

Summer provides a space to pursue a different life rhythm. Think about being intentional about rest this summer by creating some margin. This unhurried time with nothing on the schedule frees you up to start new rhythms of refreshment. Use the following lists to help you plan your times of rest. Make rest a priority … Continue reading

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