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Change is hard for me.

By: Phil Klopke

Have you ever noticed how hard it can be to make change in your life? I have. The gap between the change I want to see and the actual change I experience is often wide, especially when it’s done in isolation. To experience real, life transforming change in your life you need a community that … Continue reading

Leadership Between the Rock and the Hard Place – The 3 Questions to Ask

By: Jock Ficken

The Rock It’s the numbers. Specifically worship attendance and offerings. As if they were an adequate and complete indicator of spiritual growth, discipleship, mission engagement in the community or with young generations…including the “nones.” I value measurements but they’re just incomplete. They insulate churches from the hard “think like a missionary” choices desperately needed that … Continue reading

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The 2 Most Important Things You Can Say to an Emerging Adult

By: Jock Ficken

1000 Young Leaders launches this fall intent on deploying everyday, ordinary indigenous missionaries within their own generation. Learning how to understand and build trust so there’s traction for the truth of the Gospel to be shared. So, what if you pick out a couple of promising young adults. (Add yourself to the list if you … Continue reading

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3 Simple Requests that Could Change the Trajectory of Your Ministry

By: Jock Ficken

3 simple requests that could change the trajectory of your ministry: Watch the above video and forward it For the Calling of a Generation. Pray for God to raise up young missionary disciples to go where you can’t go and do what you can’t do. Give thanks for the women and men who are faithful … Continue reading

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Those Emerging Young Adults have Names

By: Jock Ficken

The narrow, rickety bridge to Generation Z is being washed away because we’ve lost their parents! Thanks for spreading the word about 1000 Young Leaders. Gail and I are so pleased to introduce Phil and Kyrie to you as they join in leading 1000 Young Leaders. Here are two big things! All those emerging adults … Continue reading

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Meet our 1000 Young Leaders Directors

By: Jock Ficken

First, a word of thanks to you. We’ve been having an unusual number of leaders…aspiring and otherwise…coming to us and saying: My aunt, my dad, my vicarage supervisor, my friend, my pastor, etc., etc., told me to get connected with PLI. So, to all of you who have been inviting leaders into the PLI conversation … Continue reading

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PLI Announces 1000 Young Leaders Initiative

By: Jock Ficken

It. Is. Here. #1000YL Pray for it! Share it! #1000YL Get the word out! For several years Gail and I have fostered the dream.  We are pleased to share the dream with you today! Read about it here.

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5 Mistakes I Made as a Young Leader

By: Jock Ficken

A simple word of “thanks” if you participated in #GivingTuesday to launch PLI’s first multicultural learning community in Washington D.C. with Ethiopian and Liberian immigrant pastors and spouses. If you haven’t already, will you join Gail and me in making a gift today? And now, here are 5 Mistakes I Made as a Young Leader… … Continue reading

A Leadership Jump

By: Jock Ficken

I want you to entertain a sizeable leadership jump! From Recruiting volunteers for programs inside the church! To Developing leaders for the Mission Outside the Church! …because We Can’t Stay Here, especially if we care about most of the younger generation that’s walked away from church as institution. Most of my Christendom world early leadership … Continue reading

5 Ways to Disciple Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

You may have noticed there aren’t many young leaders in most congregations today. Ain’t many young “anybodies” in most churches these days. We risk the death of the church in the U.S. in a single generation. My heart aches with every congregational leader’s lament: How did this happen? How did we get here? But we … Continue reading