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Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Mentoring Leads to Life-Enriching Leadership

By: Jock Ficken

Every church leader needs mentors, coaches, guides to flourish. (For short, we’ll call them mentors.) Remember this? Think of “3” as spiritual apathy and distrusting of church leaders. Think that … Continue reading

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Flourishing in Ministry…It’s all about Relationships!

By: Jock Ficken

Is your ministry life-enriching or life-depleting? Congregational leadership can flourish…be life-enriching and not life-depleting…when four types of relationships are well according to Bloom’s Flourishing in Ministry project. While this was … Continue reading

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Are you Flourishing?

By: Jock Ficken

[bctt tweet=”“Flourishing happens when ministry is a life-enriching rather than life-depleting experience.”” username=”pliexperience”] From my perspective the stakes are high! In the next few weeks of summer… New pastors will … Continue reading

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Advancing the Dream…4 Things to Remember

By: Jock Ficken

Dreaming new dreams in the ministry of a congregation is the first thing to disappear when a congregation starts to decline and the first thing to reappear when it leans toward a new future … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Leader

By: Jock Ficken

This week we have learning communities in Panama City, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and in a country in Eurasia. Join us in praying a blessing upon each of the participants. Bob … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Difficult

By: Jock Ficken

I’m not exactly sure when I first put the pieces together that leading is difficult…even when we think it’s going to be difficult. Big things are difficult: Turnaround churches Planting … Continue reading

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Time, Vision & Grace: Three Things You Need to Get Out of the Pit

By: PLI Team

Isolation is a familiar word to those in the pit. Whether inflicted or perceived, isolation is crippling to God’s invitation to build something deeper and stronger out of the pit … Continue reading

You’re in The Pit: Three things to do while you’re there.

By: PLI Team

So, you’re in the pit. That spot in life and leadership where things unraveled or took a turn you didn’t expect. You ask, “How’d I get here?” Your spirits are … Continue reading

In Community

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 … Continue reading

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Leaders Go First

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 … Continue reading

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