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Archive for the ‘Discipleship’ Category

College Football & Discipleship

By: Jock Ficken

College football finally gets started in a week. The Nebraska Cornhuskers play Northwestern in Ireland in what’s termed Week 0! Most know that in Nebraska, there are two seasons: football … Continue reading

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What Can Discipleship Training Look Like?

By: Jock Ficken

Last fall I was in Appleton, WI. The pastors there had gathered a group of young adults…not married, married, married with little kids, etc. to invite them to join 1,000 … Continue reading

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Discipleship in Uncertain Times: An Interview with Sarah and Micah Greiner

By: Jock Ficken

Several years ago, as Gail and I would give updates at PLI learning communities, we would challenge leaders that the church in America needs pioneers. Leaders who are willing to … Continue reading

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The Clock is Ticking

By: Jock Ficken

The clock is ticking down on 2020. Most of us would say that it couldn’t come too soon. And most of us would say that while taxed and tired, our … Continue reading

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Stop Setting Up Leaders to Fail

By: Jock Ficken

The door to a vibrant, future church in 2030 swings on the hinges of relational discipleship! Here are 4 thoughts: I came into leadership in an era of “if you … Continue reading

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Don’t Go It Alone

By: Jock Ficken

These simple words were spoken to a room full of young pastoral couples. They were well seasoned words marked with wisdom, insight and experience! Here’s the essence. See if there’s … Continue reading

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Discipleship: Three lessons I learned from playing Simon Says

By: Jock Ficken

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Do you or your people feel useless?

By: Jock Ficken

There’s a growing trickle of churches that increasingly engage their communities. They invest in the baptized people of God to become shepherds/missionaries where they live, work and play. This is … Continue reading

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Disciple Me First

By: Jock Ficken

Chances are, you’ve been discipled. At some point along your faith journey someone took time to disciple, or pour into you. It probably happened unintentionally in the casual moments of … Continue reading

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Discipling is not for Experts

By: Jock Ficken

When I asked Tricia Foster, PLI alumni and discipleship huddle leader, what things Jesus taught her about discipleship through leading huddles, the first thing she said was “You don’t have … Continue reading