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Thank You

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 words.

Pastor Peter Claver, Burundi, West Africa
Leadership Essentials

“The training of PLI is bringing a spiritual explosion in our minds and our hearts. It is bringing totally new ideas, and is inspiring and life giving. I do not know how to say thank you enough. Every couple left the conference venue with a new mindset and a revived heart. With PLI, our lives and ministries will not be the same. I went through many trainings but this one is unique and life transforming. I heard a testimony of one of the ladies saying the same. ‘One thing I understood with PLI is that before transforming others you must be transformed first. It all starts by ME and YOU before reaching others. A leader must be able to lead himself before leading others.’” Thank you.

You or your congregation can support the leadership training in Africa and other regions by making a gift here.

Heidi Yankovich, Florida
Not So Young Leaders Pilot Group (online)

“The journey with PLI is inspiring. It’s helping me learn how to step further out of my comfort zone to share my story, gain people’s trust and build relationships…with friends and complete strangers. It’s given me greater awareness of sensing the direction that God is leading me. To build relationships, build communities in a ‘just be me’ way. The practical training and tools are great in growing in my relationship with God and in deeper conversation with others. It’s empowering.” Thank you.

Want to know when a new Not So Young Leaders cohort starts? Fill out this form so we can contact you.

Daniel Brummet
1,000 Young Leaders (online)

“1,000 Young Leaders is opening my eyes to a lot of self revelation that I can use for the growth of the kingdom. I’m currently working through my personal story in relation to God’s story and I’m seeing how he’s been at work over the past 15 years. Is it too late to sign up for the May cohort of 1000YL? I’m blown away at the content and how it’s molding me, and I have a few people I want to recommend.” Thank you.

No, it’s not too late to sign up for the May cohort of 1,000 Young Leaders! If you’re interested, let us know with this form.

Pastor Joe Ferry, Indiana
Discipleship to Missional Community

“D2MC is teaching me that if I want the people of my congregation to share in the ministry and outreach of the Church, I can’t just tell them to go and do it! I need to show them what that looks like with my own life. I’ve stopped saying, ‘Go and do,’ and started saying, ‘Come and See.’ It’s important that I live a life worth imitating. Amber and I did Leadership Essentials several years ago. It challenged us to think about our lives together committed to the ministry of the Church. We learned how to lead and be a bigger blessing to our congregation and community.” Thank you.

Get a closer look at D2MC this February! For only the registration fee, you can see what it’s all about and then decide if it’s the right time for you to commit. Let us know if you’re interested!

So, simply, thank you. Crisis accelerates everything. And, crisis has accelerated the demands on every Christian leader. It’s a blessing to have you in the PLI family. 

Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken

One Response

  1. Mary Doering says:

    Thank you for your ministry and work to build the kingdom of God and to empower leaders. Blessings!

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