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1,000 Young Leader Annual Gathering Nashville

By: Sarah Greiner

Registration coming soon.

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1,000 Young Leader Spring 2020 Cohort

By: Sarah Greiner

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10 Nuggets Worth Learning from Mel and Nolan and their Friend John!

By: Jock Ficken

You read last week the story of Mel and Nolan and their friend John. John wasn’t sure God existed. He definitely didn’t believe God cared. John was alone. He didn’t trust the church. Enter 1000YL Mel and Nolan. They notice John. Sense the prompting of God. Genuine in their friendship. They become good news to … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to join 1,000 Young Leaders

By: Gail & Jock Ficken

A very blessed Christmas season to you! 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 … Continue reading

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Some Faces of our 1000 Young Leaders!

By: Jock Ficken

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, … Continue reading

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Identity! Capturing Freedom to Lead and Live

By: Jock Ficken

Every person I know risks fastening their identity to the wrong thing. That’s alarming given the fact that Identity might be the most fundamental of leadership building blocks. The Flourishing in Ministry study funded by the Lilly Foundation interviewed thousands of pastors. Their results showed that placing your identity on the wrong thing is one … Continue reading

Get In The Game

By: Jock Ficken

Get yourself in the mission game if you’re not there already! Don’t wait for all those folks to one day wake up and decide they should ask you about Jesus. (You’ll wait a long time.) PLI Entry Paths It was incredibly difficult when I started down this path. I didn’t know how to have a … Continue reading

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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Impact Through Authenticity

By: Kyrie Klopke

We all desire authenticity, yet it’s hard to find in our culture today AND — dare I say? — even harder to find among Christians or in the church. It’s difficult to share Jesus with your friends or co-workers without coming across as judgmental, hypocritical, or religiously irrelevant. So how do you live an authentic … Continue reading

The Conspiracy of Silence… The Leader’s Biggest Mistake

By: Jock Ficken

Leaders across the church…not all leaders but plenty of leaders, women and men, denominational officials, pastors, God-fearing leaders…they don’t speak up and define: Here’s our reality. Here’s what this means. Here’s the big challenge in front of us. Maybe because they… “When you put a name on your reality you now have the capacity to … Continue reading

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