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Posts Tagged ‘New Breakthroughs New Celebrations’

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 to do… They seek to gain clarity about who they are…personal vision, calling, gifting, passion, etc. Who are they as a child of God and … 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: Have FUN together, or Build COMMUNITY together, or CELEBRATE together or Do ALL THREE together, and do them well. Here’s the reality: 80% of American churches are declining. Some are rapidly declining. 16% of American churches are growing. 4% of American churches are reproducing… … 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 people who don’t live in His grace. Thanks for being faithful. Thanks for serving and leading when it would be easier to comply and coast. … 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 with the love of Jesus! Members prefer to cast their vote for “no change” and champion the elusive status quo, until they realize the enormous … Continue reading

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How is Your Relational and Emotional Health?

By: Jock Ficken

This is an exciting blog to write. You already know that the PLI family is an incredibly encouraging and supportive family. Especially while you lead in these uncertain times. Two members of the PLI family have independently raised their hand and offered to provide a place of respite and retreat for ministry leaders as a … Continue reading

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Leading with Integrity

By: Jock Ficken

An Interview with Diane Bahn Diane Bahn wraps up an incredible run leading with integrity on the PLI team as she retires this month. I recently sat down with her and asked her to reflect upon her journey and life in PLI. If Diane has touched your life, would you send her a note of … Continue reading

Thank You

By: Jock Ficken

If you read this blog regularly, there’s a high probability you made a financial gift to PLI last month or sometime last year. Whether you did or not, I want to say a simple, heartfelt thank you for caring about other leaders. I thought I’d let four other leaders say “thank you” in their own … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said

By: Sarah Greiner

As the fall learning community season is coming to a close we wanted to share some of the comments we’ve been receiving about the impact PLI is having in the lives of leaders. I felt alone. On an island. PLI encouraged me, gave me the courage to step up and be the leader our church … Continue reading

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Can we say Thank You?

By: Jock Ficken

Allow me to say Thank You to you for leading in your role. Thank you for serving and caring for your congregation and people that don’t know Jesus and for whom Jesus extended His arms on the cross and died. Let’s be honest. Leading is difficult. Oftentimes lonely. So, simply, for who you are and … Continue reading

Is Anyone Out There? Does Anyone Care?

By: Jock Ficken

Do you ever wonder who really cares about you? What you’re doing? The sacrifices you’re making in your congregation so people can grow…be discipled…come to faith? And especially…if you’re the spouse? (I don’t mean that in an impersonal way.) I’m guessing what you do is at risk of being underappreciated. Maybe unthanked. Especially the sacrifices … Continue reading

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