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Grateful for You this Thanksgiving!

By: Sherrah Behrens

Greetings dear friends,  Thank you so much for your love and care for the mission of PLI. Through the generosity and love of so many; our ministry continues to take on greater value and scope. Locally and globally! PLI is helping the church of today become the church of tomorrow. And the church of tomorrow … Continue reading

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A Picture of a Vibrant Christian Church in the U.S. in 2030 Part 1 of 7

By: Gail & Jock Ficken

Two weeks ago we shared that the institutional church, possibly Christianity in general, will be a whisper, mostly a shadow, in the U.S. by 2030. But, there’s good news in 2030 of a small, vibrant, emerging Christian church in the U.S. It’s certainly the work of the Spirit breathing breath into dry bones (Ezekiel 37). … Continue reading

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Missionaries are Pouring into the United States…

By: Jock Ficken

Gail and I and the PLI team started 2019 with an incredible group of Ethiopian and Liberian immigrant missionaries. You’ll see a few of their faces, hear a few of their words. (A couple of congregations and an LCMS district had the vision to invest in them.) As PLI celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019, … Continue reading

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Six Energy Outputs for Top Level Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

Leadership takes energy. However if you’re like me you don’t have a never ending supply. Here are six places to focus your energy that will multiply your efforts. 1 Enter New Territory. Build relationships with spiritual sojourners outside your ministry context.  You’ll gain insight that can unlock a mission future. AND be nimble. The culture changes … Continue reading

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