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Posts Tagged ‘Missional Leader’

Discipleship: Three lessons I learned from playing Simon Says

By: Sarah Greiner

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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 every leader and every congregation in one form or fashion…it’s not just you! And that’s why I want to offer a few reminders about leading … 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 Easter? For most it’s one of the lowest. An average attendance blow and a discouragement to the leaders who count. Most of us, no matter … Continue reading

Discipling is not for Experts

By: Sarah Greiner

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 to be a Bible scholar to have a disciple.” This is a bit earth shattering. Jesus had disciples and I’d say he was an expert. … Continue reading

4 Questions Leaders Should Ask

By: Sarah Greiner

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 to influence…the people who live out on the frontier. And, frontier people have no interest in discovering what fort people do inside their forts or … Continue reading

Leave Behind & Take Away

By: Sarah Greiner

We Can’t Stay Here

By: Jock Ficken

Leaders articulate vision! A preferred future. They also articulate WHY WE CAN’T STAY HERE. My early leader years? Lots of Vision! I ignored WHY WE CAN’T STAY HERE, and then I couldn’t understand why nobody wanted to leave…HERE! I was like Moses trying to convince the Israelites to exit Egypt before anyone realized it wasn’t … Continue reading

Discover Your Leadership Sweet Spot

By: Sarah Greiner

    Discover Your Leadership Sweet Spot Three Areas You Need to Explore At PLI we know that when leaders lead out of their own unique gifts, talents and abilities great things happen. Leaders break down isolation and fear in ministry to gain hope and courage to become great leaders. Ministry teams are unleashed, and … Continue reading

3 Types of Decisions: Which One Are You Making?

By: Jock Ficken

Large-scale change is all around us. Your congregation has decided to either lean in and adjust and adapt and improve without surrendering the ever-so-important essence of who you are. Or your congregation is dangerously flirting with the consequences. There are 3 types of decisions: Self-Serving Decision…for the sake of heritage or comfort Procrastinated Decision…for the … Continue reading

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