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Words for Your Leadership Soul

By: Jock Ficken

This week I want to offer some good words for your leadership soul… and the souls of your leaders! Last week, I started reading/listening to the Gospel of Matthew with my friend Eugene Peterson’s The Message. Allow me to simply offer this to you today. I’ve gone back to it a number of times. And, … Continue reading

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Get Started Right in 2022

By: Jock Ficken

Things you may not know about PLI…  We will add over 1,000 new leaders in our international training in 2022! That’s double from last year! Multipli accelerates individuals to become competent and confident mission-focused impact makers in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and wherever they go. Thanks to generous PLI donors (like you!) we gift a full … Continue reading

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A Final Word to You in 2021

By: Jock Ficken

My sense is that it’s important today to simply say that your leadership is critical. Who you are and what you do in the Kingdom is critical. Most would say that it’s been a difficult year in which to lead. Sadly, it’s been a year in which many have simply surrendered. I recognize that you … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones…but Words Never Hurt?

By: Jock Ficken

Last week we noted that 51% of mainline pastors are thinking of calling it quits according to Barna! Obviously, that reality cuts deeply in this audience and spares few. Remember the childhood proverb? “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Well, they do hurt! They have an erosive effect. … Continue reading

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51% of Pastors are Considering Quitting Right Now!

By: Jock Ficken

If you are a pastor-leader right now, this statistic probably comes as no surprise. You probably know people who have thought about quitting. Maybe you have thought about quitting. And if you’re a congregation leader and not a pastor, this may not apply to you. If, however, you have a pastor in your congregation, then … Continue reading

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An Easy Winner with Long Term Payoffs

By: Jock Ficken

Are you a pastor? You might be in the 51% (Barna) that’s seriously thinking about leaving the ministry and taking on a new career path! (More on that next week!) We know firsthand the challenges that come with being in full-time ministry, and we know how important it is to find time for rest and … 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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Lead with Courage and Resilience

By: Jock Ficken

Jesus came to transform the world. How did it happen that as His followers, when faced with adversity, we drift away from transformational influence and simply aim to survive? To take care of ourselves? Bottom line: When congregations face change, they need leaders who have the character and capacity to face resistance. In most congregations … Continue reading

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Inside the Minds of Godly Young Adults

By: Jock Ficken

I have 4 things I’d like to share with you today! And be sure to see the pictures below of some of the leaders who attended the St. Louis D2MC immersion last week. Multipli & Genesis Leader Multipli, our companion ministry, is launching Genesis Leader to train the people of God so anyone can encounter … Continue reading

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“Let Down Monday”…and a Genesis Leader Webinar that Could Help

By: Jock Ficken

I’m a pastor, a leader.  For 25 years, I was a pastor-leader. (It never fully occurred to me that I, with our team, shepherded an entire generation in that congregation into heaven over those years until Gail mentioned it!) But, for more than a few of those 25 years, I suffered from “let down Monday.” … Continue reading

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