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PLI is devoted to empowering pastors, spouses and other church leaders for wider influence for the sake of the gospel in their communities and effective leadership in their congregations. Learn more about our vision and process here.

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Adaptive Leaders Dig Deep

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Lead with a Humble Spirit

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Navigating the Double-Edged Challenge of Leadership…and Why it’s Worth It

By: Jock Ficken

2018 is here! Some congregations have already given up. Victimized by an inability or unwillingness to take on their greatest challenges in their past, hope has left the premises. In many more congregations, taking on today’s challenges looks a lot like going back to the same old strategies that haven’t worked and seeing if they … Continue reading

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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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The Many Destinations of Christmas

By: Jock Ficken

So, here’s the over dinner joke I heard last week. A woman steps up to the ticket counter at the airport checking 3 pieces of luggage. And she explains, “I’d like the blue one to be sent to Omaha. The red one to Chicago. The yellow one to Buffalo.” The very gracious airline customer representative … Continue reading

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#Giving Tuesday Generosity

By: Sarah Greiner

Learnings from the DC Learning Community

By: Jock Ficken

Would you join so many others in the PLI family in making a gift…small gift, large gift, any type of gift…before December 31 that will be matched up to $50,000? We’re urgently trying to fully fund this matching gift. Here are 6 things we learned in the incredible D.C. learning community of Ethiopians, Eritreans and … 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

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Impact of PLI 2017 Infographic

By: Sarah Greiner

The Leadership Challenge

By: Jock Ficken

Thanks to so many of you who invested in the multi ethnic learning communities on #GivingTuesday. You can still join in building vibrant communities with wider Gospel influence. And then, do some Christmas shopping at Heartfelt Giving. Fill out the information for creating your own site and ask your members (they’re already shopping online) to … Continue reading

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