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Posts Tagged ‘New Breakthroughs New Celebrations’

Vision vs. Nostalgia

By: Jock Ficken

PLI is marking its 25th anniversary of training leaders to be healthier, better leaders for the sake of the mission of God. God wants His lost people found! And He … Continue reading

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Meet a Champion for Young Pastors and Spouses

By: Jock Ficken

Today I want to look at the formation of young pastors and spouses, after three weeks of looking at how two PLI pastors prepared for and finished well, the incredible … Continue reading

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Exploiting Opportunities

By: Jock Ficken

Opportunities abound for most of us…for most of our congregations. Seriously! But most of us, and most of our churches, find it difficult to exploit those opportunities. A gap exists … Continue reading

Get Into Relationship and Community

By: Jock Ficken

Several years ago we did a series of blogs based on the Notre Dame “Flourishing in Ministry” research and writing. It spoke of having: Funny thing, I process those things … Continue reading

Sabbatical Makes a Difference

By: Jock Ficken

This week we continue the interview with Rev. Tim Fangemeier, and get into some more of the details of sabbatical. Read the first part of the interview here. Tim, you … Continue reading

Do the Important Stuff

By: Jock Ficken

“WOW! THERE MUST BE SOME REALLY GOOD STUFF HAPPENING HERE!” That was the response of a couple of leaders attending the conference our congregation hosted some years ago. Several years … Continue reading

Mistake: I Didn’t Say Thank You Enough

By: Jock Ficken

Churches need leaders…  Because churches often don’t know what to do, and Because they don’t know how to work together to do it! Agree? And, when leaders don’t know what … Continue reading

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Try Having a Little Fun Together

By: Jock Ficken

Every high performing team that I’ve ever experienced or led learned how to: Here’s the reality: All, or almost all, have leaders who shoulder heavy burdens of responsibility. This audience is well … Continue reading

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A Simple Word & A Simple Story

By: Jock Ficken

I’m prompted to offer a simple word and a simple story. The Word Thanks! Thanks for the sacrifices and risks that you make for the Gospel to be shared with … Continue reading

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Lead with a “Thank You”

By: Jock Ficken

Congregational leaders need to be bold masters at graciously navigating change. It’s essential to faithfully living out the vision that God has for your congregation—or people will never be touched … Continue reading

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