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Posts Tagged ‘D2MC’

D2MC 2019 East Coast // Immersion 2

By: Sarah Greiner

Location TBD

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D2MC 2019 St. Louis // Immersion 2

By: Rule29

Final dates TBD

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Part-Time Pastor Pete and the Hand of God

By: Jock Ficken

Let me tell you about an incredible, self-effacing man of God nearing retirement. I’ll call him part-time Pastor Pete. He and his church will remain anonymous. Part-time pastor Pete joined PLI’s Discipleship to Missional Community and introduced himself: “I’m not quite sure why I’m here. I guess I thought I owed it to myself and … Continue reading

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Get In The Game

By: Jock Ficken

Get yourself in the mission game if you’re not there already! Don’t wait for all those folks to one day wake up and decide they should ask you about Jesus. (You’ll wait a long time.) PLI Entry Paths It was incredibly difficult when I started down this path. I didn’t know how to have a … Continue reading

Do I Have What it Takes? Part 2

By: Jock Ficken

When someone starts a small business, the organizational chart looks a bit like this. Many church leaders function the same way! The vast majority of congregational leaders have similar org charts and “me” in boxes where they don’t fit. Too many times we’re “filling slots” because “somebody needs to do it.” And no one has … Continue reading

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What is the quickest way to the greatest mission impact?

By: Jock Ficken

What’s the quickest way to the greatest impact? For the sake of the Mission? Every church leader I know these days is asking that question in light of pressures of sustaining budgets and buildings and programs…against the backdrop of a changing world. So, what IS the quickest way to the greatest mission impact? Maybe “quickest” … Continue reading

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Pockets and Places

By: Sarah Greiner

“I’m in church work so I’m around christians all day. It’s not possible for me to meet people who don’t know Jesus.” Sound familiar? We often perceive roadblocks to living missionally and feel stuck in the circles of the church world. PLI believes that God opens up possibilities for relationship with lost and broken people … Continue reading

There’s Still Good News in Your Congregation!

By: Jock Ficken

                There’s still good news in your congregation! Of course there is… right?  The Bible is being taught. The Gospel is being proclaimed. The Sacraments are being administered. Plus, you and other folks like you are living out that good news as a response to the sacrifice Jesus … Continue reading

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How to Make Effective Change in Your Life & Ministry

By: Sarah Greiner

At PLI we’ve seen that it’s extremely difficult to make effective change in isolation. The gap between the change you want to see and the actual change you experience is often wide when no community surrounds you. To experience real life transforming change in your life and ministry you need a community that can provide … Continue reading

What if YOU were the Mission Program?

By: Jock Ficken

Which would you choose to do mission: Being outfitted with a “program” (there are lots of them)? Or, BEING the “Mission Program”? My guess is that a lot of us would reach for the program! Ironically… Our trust in fitting into a program tends to run higher than our trust in God fitting us into … Continue reading

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