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How to Make Effective Change in Your Life & Ministry

By: Sarah Greiner

At PLI we’ve seen that it’s extremely difficult to make effective change in isolation. The gap between the change you want to see and the actual change you experience is often wide when no community surrounds you. To experience real life transforming change in your life and ministry you need a community that can provide … Continue reading

In Community

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Leaders Go First

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Listen Well

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Adaptive Leaders Dig Deep

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Lead with a Humble Spirit

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Navigating the Double-Edged Challenge of Leadership…and Why it’s Worth It

By: Jock Ficken

2018 is here! Some congregations have already given up. Victimized by an inability or unwillingness to take on their greatest challenges in their past, hope has left the premises. In many more congregations, taking on today’s challenges looks a lot like going back to the same old strategies that haven’t worked and seeing if they … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2017

By: Jock Ficken

We have six questions to help you wrap up 2017, and a short video that we thought you would enjoy. For many of us this is the week that we try to slow down, catch our breath, recalibrate our energies and rest a bit before stepping into the new year. Here are six simple questions. … Continue reading

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The Many Destinations of Christmas

By: Jock Ficken

So, here’s the over dinner joke I heard last week. A woman steps up to the ticket counter at the airport checking 3 pieces of luggage. And she explains, “I’d like the blue one to be sent to Omaha. The red one to Chicago. The yellow one to Buffalo.” The very gracious airline customer representative … Continue reading

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#Giving Tuesday Generosity

By: Sarah Greiner

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