Earlier this month Phil and Kyrie Klopke, PLI’s 1000YL Directors, and the PLI team welcomed 35 young women and men to Nashville for the first annual gathering of 1000YL. It was the first time most in this two-year online training met in person.
Ph.D., student, HVAC apprentices, engineers, truck driver, businessmen and women, stay-at-home parents, butcher, teachers, musician, law students, farmer, Dairy Queen manager and so much more. All gifted. All sharing a common love for our Savior Jesus Christ. All eager to be used by God in ways they have yet to fully imagine.
You’ve championed 1000YL. Generously supported it. Prayed for it. Shared your dreams. Wondered how it might be a blessing to your own congregation in reaching a generation that’s mostly missing from our churches.
There was a time when I was much, much younger that we summoned all of our energies and resources to send missionaries to vast unreached mission fields. Maybe that time has come again. This time to reach the vast 73.4 million millennial mission field all around us today.
Here’s a sample of what the 1000YL look like! Enjoy. Ask yourself whose face should be added later this year.
We wanted them to experience community. Learn. Have fun. Leave with courage! They did! –Phil and Kyrie Klopke, 1000YL Directors
These gifted young women and men are becoming indigenous missionaries to the largest adult generation in the United States. 1000YoungLeaders could change the story for churches. –Gail Ficken, PLI coExecutive Leader
Only in Bangladesh have I seen such joy and excitement in learning to reach their own people group with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. –Dr. Robert Newton, Missiologist
1000YL has changed my life. –Participant
The people at our church that are supporting us ask us every week what we’re learning. What’s your assignment? Have you hosted your party with unbelieving friends? –Participant