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Holy Week & COVID-19…It’s Different!

By: Jock Ficken

Undoubtedly you’ve poured enormous leadership energy into innovating the last few weeks. Preparing for “this” week. Well done. On Monday morning congregational leaders all across the US will wake up to a collective…  “What now?” … “How long will this last?” …  “All things finances…” (Read Todd’s blog.) …  “Wish we would have made changes … Continue reading

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7 Pandemic Essentials and 8 Ways to Stabilize Congregational Giving

By: Jock Ficken

Again, thanks for leading. For praying, communicating, guiding, listening, remembering the mission. Allow me six leader guesses… You’re starting to realize COVID-19 and “shelter in place” isn’t going away quickly and could be around for months or years. You have some regrets about pre COVID-19 decisions you made…or didn’t make…as a leader or as a … Continue reading

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Stabilizing and Encouraging your Donor Base

By: Todd Moritz

What you should do NOW! The world faces unprecedented times right now. While some of us may remember the 2008 financial crisis, 9/11, the oil crisis of the 1970’s–no one has lived through a health and financial crisis like this in their lifetime. The book on how to respond and what to do has not been written. … Continue reading

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10 Things to Remember While Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By: Jock Ficken

First, simply…thanks for leading! Your congregation needs you to lead right now and you’re doing it. Like it or not…you’re doing it. So, thanks. There’s been more innovation and change in the last 10 days in “we will never change” churches than could ever have been imagined three weeks ago. Here are 10 Tips on … Continue reading

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You’re Invincible…Until You’re Not

By: Jock Ficken

It’s an exercise in being out of control. Corporately… Nationally… World-wide-ly. Out of control.  We’ve never been here before! Coronavirus. From a news feed from a distant city in China to National Emergency at home. Quarantines. Daily updates. Closed schools and restaurants.  Social distancing… now common to our collective vocabulary.  We’ve never been here before!  … 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: We’ve settled for a discipleship that looks good on the surface. You can only give away what you yourself possess. Minimally transformed leaders produce minimally transformed leadership groups that result in minimally transformed ministries. And… … Continue reading

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8 Things You and Your Congregational Leaders could Learn from the Church in Ethiopia

By: Jock Ficken

Last month, PLI took its board and some of its friends to learn from the Church in Ethiopia and to observe PLI’s training, expertly designed and developed by Dr. Scott and Lori Rische, PLI’s international directors. (Similar to PLI’s Leadership Essentials in the U.S.). It’s estimated that there are 25 million evangelical Christians in Ethiopia. … Continue reading

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3 Different Leaders. 3 Different Results.

By: Jock Ficken

There’s really only one way to get to a vibrant 2030 church… no matter your tactics or plan. The journey requires stepping into the chasm.

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10 Nuggets Worth Learning from Mel and Nolan and their Friend John!

By: Jock Ficken

You read last week the story of Mel and Nolan and their friend John. John wasn’t sure God existed. He definitely didn’t believe God cared. John was alone. He didn’t trust the church. Enter 1000YL Mel and Nolan. They notice John. Sense the prompting of God. Genuine in their friendship. They become good news to … Continue reading

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Melissa & Nolan’s Story

By: Jock Ficken

The world has changed. There are 73.4 million millennials. Most are gone from our churches. 1000 Young Leaders seeks to train millennial missionaries to their own generation. A vibrant 2030 church will see the baptized people of God owning the mission of God and sharing the Gospel of Jesus. You’ll like this 1000YL story. Meet … Continue reading

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