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Posts Tagged ‘Missional Leader’

Pockets and Places

By: Jock Ficken

“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 … Continue reading

How to Reach the World that’s Stopped Coming to Church

By: Jock Ficken

There’s a growing discontent that adults in their 20s, 30s and even 40s are mostly absent in our churches…and maybe absent from faith in Christ. Many are discouraged that large … Continue reading

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How to Make Effective Change in Your Life & Ministry

By: Jock Ficken

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 … Continue reading

PLI Is Different. Here are four reasons why.

By: Jock Ficken

4 Questions Missional Leaders Should Ask

By: Jock Ficken

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5 Things to Remember about Leading Change

By: Jock Ficken

Change for the sake of change is never good. It’s a waste of time, or worse, an abuse of people. It’s the issue that’s in front of every pastor and … Continue reading

What do you measure?

By: Jock Ficken

Most churches measure average worship attendance each year. Offerings, too. Easter Sunday…for most the largest Sunday attendance of the year…gives a decided boost to the average. And the Sunday after … Continue reading

Discipling is not for Experts

By: PLI Team

When I asked Tricia Foster, PLI alumni and discipleship huddle leader, what things Jesus taught her about discipleship through leading huddles, the first thing she said was “You don’t have … Continue reading

4 Questions Leaders Should Ask

By: PLI Team

4 Ways to Keep Your Church a Fort

By: Jock Ficken

American churches are like forts. 30% of the members ride into the fort once a week and then they ride back out of the fort intending not to be influenced…or … Continue reading