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Leading with Integrity

By: Jock Ficken

An Interview with Diane Bahn Diane Bahn wraps up an incredible run leading with integrity on the PLI team as she retires this month. I recently sat down with her and asked her to reflect upon her journey and life in PLI. If Diane has touched your life, would you send her a note of … Continue reading

Thank You

By: Jock Ficken

If you read this blog regularly, there’s a high probability you made a financial gift to PLI last month or sometime last year. Whether you did or not, I want to say a simple, heartfelt thank you for caring about other leaders. I thought I’d let four other leaders say “thank you” in their own … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said

By: Sarah Greiner

As the fall learning community season is coming to a close we wanted to share some of the comments we’ve been receiving about the impact PLI is having in the lives of leaders. I felt alone. On an island. PLI encouraged me, gave me the courage to step up and be the leader our church … Continue reading

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Can we say Thank You?

By: Jock Ficken

Allow me to say Thank You to you for leading in your role. Thank you for serving and caring for your congregation and people that don’t know Jesus and for whom Jesus extended His arms on the cross and died. Let’s be honest. Leading is difficult. Oftentimes lonely. So, simply, for who you are and … Continue reading

Is Anyone Out There? Does Anyone Care?

By: Jock Ficken

Do you ever wonder who really cares about you? What you’re doing? The sacrifices you’re making in your congregation so people can grow…be discipled…come to faith? And especially…if you’re the spouse? (I don’t mean that in an impersonal way.) I’m guessing what you do is at risk of being underappreciated. Maybe unthanked. Especially the sacrifices … Continue reading

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Will the Next 10 Years be the most Fruitful?

By: Jock Ficken

What does it take for the next 10 years to be the most fruitful 10 years of your leadership life? Like last week, it will include… Necessary Endings New beginnings A “not so easy” journey through the Muddled Middle or Neutral Zone Do these well in your church? Change gets easier. Do these well personally … Continue reading

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You’re in The Pit: Three things to do while you’re there.

By: Sarah Greiner

So, you’re in the pit. That spot in life and leadership where things unraveled or took a turn you didn’t expect. You ask, “How’d I get here?” Your spirits are broken and your vision seems unreachable. Yet, God meets you in the pit with an invitation to build something deeper, stronger and far better than … Continue reading

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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Crazy Hope

By: Jock Ficken

Leaders need hope to lead and congregations need hope to 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 … Continue reading

Impact of PLI 2017 Infographic

By: Sarah Greiner

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