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A Few More Reflections from Eugene Peterson

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I shared about Eugene Peterson’s intersection with my own life and some excerpts from his biography, A Burning in My Bones. First… Thanks to those of you expressing … Continue reading

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Eugene Peterson and the Burning in His Bones

By: Jock Ficken

Let’s take a hard turn in the blogs for a couple weeks. Last week I shared the incredible need to fund the crazy, rapid growth of our international training, principally … Continue reading

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Would Your Church Include PLI’s International Training in its Missions Budget?

By: Jock Ficken

It’s a busy time around PLI! U.S. Learning Communities met in North Carolina last week. There’s one in Chicago this week, with more to follow in the Twin Cities, Lincoln, … Continue reading

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We Need Hope-Givers

By: Jock Ficken

You already know that I’m a big believer in the transformational impact of Multipli for adults of any age. The combination of 9 months of… …is amazing. Here’s why I’m … Continue reading

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2 Culture Shifts that Multipli Addresses

By: Jock Ficken

By now, you have probably heard that PLI’s Executive Co-Leader Gail Ficken will move from her role in PLI into a full-time role as Founder/President of Multipli, beginning March 31. … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Do You Need Some New Skills?

By: Jock Ficken

I talked with a pastor a few weeks ago after an event. “I did PLI a decade ago (what’s now Leadership Essentials). Best thing for me and my wife. For the … Continue reading

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A Simple Solution for Reaching People

By: Jock Ficken

“So, did you grow up around here?” I was in North Dakota. Gail and I were driving home from vacation. (Beautiful drive!) It’s a question I often ask when meeting … Continue reading

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Pioneering a New Future

By: Jock Ficken

There are pockets around the United States where it still feels like not a lot has changed. Gail and I were in one of those pockets last week near St. … Continue reading

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