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PLI is devoted to empowering leaders for wider influence for the sake of the gospel in their communities and effective leadership in their ministries. Learn more about our vision and process here.

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The Real Measure of your Leadership

By: Jock Ficken

What if the real measure of your leadership was not all that was accomplished within your span of influence (count: worship attendance, offerings, buildings and programs built, etc.), but the … Continue reading

Where is God Leading you Next?

By: Jock Ficken

I asked a bunch of younger leaders to do the difficult, to challenge some “landing pattern” pastors and spouses and others who have served so well for so long to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Grit Your Teeth and Get in the Local Mission

By: Jock Ficken

So many—pastors, churches, women, men—who intentionally enter some slice of their community to represent Jesus and respond to the mission of God start by gritting their teeth and finally giving … Continue reading

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2 Prayers for the Mission Field

By: Jock Ficken

The Prayer Dr. Robert Newton, former missionary to the Philippines, former district president and PLI Board member, explained that when they were missionaries in the Philippines they would kneel down, … Continue reading

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Do the Important Stuff

By: Jock Ficken

“WOW! THERE MUST BE SOME REALLY GOOD STUFF HAPPENING HERE!” That was the response of a couple of leaders attending the conference our congregation hosted some years ago. Several years … Continue reading

To the Little-Known Leader

By: Jock Ficken

Most ministry leaders are not well known outside their local setting. Their fame is not widely traveled. Their stature is the product of wise decisions and godly behavior. They lead … Continue reading

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Celebrate God’s Work around the World

By: Jock Ficken

Please allow me to use this space to do more of an update about PLI and its work than I would usually do in this space! Last week, PLI was … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Get Started

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I shared 10 reasons you should invite 10 people to check out 1,000 Young Leaders and Multipli’s Genesis Leader. I want you to think about those 10 people … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Invite 10 People

By: Jock Ficken

PLI alumni have been hosting Regional Catalyst Events for us in their areas, giving members of the PLI team a chance to listen and talk with people. (We shared some … Continue reading

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