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Archive for the ‘Celebrate’ Category

Join us in Giving Thanks

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I announced that my gifted wife, partner and Executive Co-Leader of PLI will lead Multipli full time effective March 31, allowing her to give her full attention to further developing the mission training of the people of God. The PLI board, in gratitude to Gail’s leadership in PLI, would like to ask you … Continue reading

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A Joyful Announcement

By: Jock Ficken

It is my absolute joy to announce that my Executive Co-Leader Gail Ficken will lead Multipli on a full-time basis! This new role begins March 31. I am excited because I’ve watched Gail establish and grow this new ministry that is singularly focused on discipling and training the people of God for the mission of … Continue reading

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To the Little-Known Leader

By: Jock Ficken

Most ministry leaders are not well known outside their local setting. Their fame is not widely traveled. Their stature is the product of wise decisions and godly behavior. They lead with character. They live with hope. They set their sights on what needs to get done…even when it’s difficult. No excuses! Just simple resolve. They … Continue reading

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Celebrate God’s Work around the World

By: Jock Ficken

Please allow me to use this space to do more of an update about PLI and its work than I would usually do in this space! Last week, PLI was training in: Ghana with our first trained trainer from Uganda on the team! That means this leader has been through a Learning Community and then … Continue reading

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Try Having a Little Fun Together

By: Jock Ficken

Every high performing team that I’ve ever experienced or led learned how to: Here’s the reality: All, or almost all, have leaders who shoulder heavy burdens of responsibility. This audience is well acquainted with the load associated with budgets, conflict, disappointments, expectations, performance, etc. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in this arena! I’ve thought… Here’s what … Continue reading

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A Simple Word & A Simple Story

By: Jock Ficken

I’m prompted to offer a simple word and a simple story. The Word Thanks! Thanks for the sacrifices and risks that you make for the Gospel to be shared with people who don’t live in His grace. Thanks for being faithful. Thanks for serving and leading when it would be easier to comply and coast. … Continue reading

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A Year Like No Other!

By: Jock Ficken

You make PLI happen! Thank you. You’re a participant. A champion. A donor. A coach. An international partner. A tireless advocate and encourager. You’re a Leader! And…you make PLI happen. So, thank you. We wanted to share with the PLI family the fruits of your investment—and did I mention—say thank you. There’s a high probability … Continue reading

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A Gift of Rest & Thanks

By: Jock Ficken

I am so excited to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving… and to share this gift with you! You know that the PLI family places great value on you and loves you. Two of our generous partners have again offered you a getaway as their gift. One in Texas. One in North Carolina. They know its … Continue reading

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The Faces of our 1,000 Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

Here’s what I see: I see the faces of hope…in these 1,000 Young Leaders! A couple weeks ago cars and airplanes delivered these missionary pioneers to Nashville. Some were veterans of the fully online weekly training. Some were newly started. Some well on their way. They are all part of the largest adult generation in the … Continue reading

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4 Memories of Leading at Christmas Eve

By: Jock Ficken

A blessed Christmas Eve 2020! 2020 is its own unique adjective for Christmas this year.  It’s an understatement to say that no matter where you are, celebrating the birth of Jesus is different this year. Here are 4 memories I have of Christmas Eve: 1. I remember our first Christmas Eve together. (My favorite.) Gail … Continue reading

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