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10 More Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I wondered what a new season of vibrant, mission pioneering might look like with the young leaders of today out in front following God. I offered 10 tips to Young Leaders. Here are 10 more tips for young leaders. Pick the one that stirs your heart and commands your attention.   *Learn more about … Continue reading

Are You Teetering on the Edge?

By: Raechel Pfotenhauer

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a pastor who admitted that he was teetering on the edge of burnout. During our time together he was wrestling with some big questions. I feel so jam-packed day-to-day. But am I busy doing the right things? Or am I just busy?  How do I lead … Continue reading

10 Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

If God chooses to usher in a next great season of mission and vibrancy across U.S. churches, he likely will use the young leaders…the filled-with-the-Spirit Joshuas (Deut 34:9) of today. Here are 10 tips for young leaders: So… Pick out a couple of young leaders that you respect. Share this. Offer a word of encouragement. … Continue reading

Facing Goliath in Saul’s Armor

By: Jock Ficken

Nearly 20 years ago Peter Drucker claimed that “successful careers are not planned.  They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values” (Harvard Business Review, March-April 1999, “Managing Oneself”). Many in this audience have careers in ministry or at least have parallel investments (they govern, they … Continue reading

To The Little Known Leader

By: Jock Ficken

Most ministry leaders are little known outside their local setting. Their fame is not widely traveled. Their stature is the product of wise decisions and godly behavior. They lead with character. They live with hope. They set their sights on what needs to get done…even when it’s difficult. No excuses! Just simple resolve. They shake … Continue reading

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Let Me Lead

By: Jock Ficken

It’s a bit hard to describe… A few weeks ago I started out the day with a clear sense that I was at the end of myself. I wasn’t desperate, or depressed, or disappointed. I was confident. But…empty. At the end of myself. The next few days would be big… A strategic collaboration with potential … Continue reading

Three Essentials to Finishing Well

By: Jock Ficken

People who start well…oftentimes don’t finish well. And that includes ministries and ministry careers! I’m a football fan, and, in particular, a Cornhusker (a fading glory, I know!). A couple of decades ago, before the national championship seasons, Nebraska started each game well–they dominated, dictated direction for most of the game–only to see it evaporate and … Continue reading

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