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Posts Tagged ‘New Picture New Family’

Reaching People…Why it’s so Difficult Today

By: Jock Ficken

It’s much more difficult to reach the average American with the Gospel today than it was 50 years ago. Let me illustrate with a variation of the Engle scale…popularized by … Continue reading

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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

Learnings from the DC Learning Community

By: Jock Ficken

Would you join so many others in the PLI family in making a gift…small gift, large gift, any type of gift…before December 31 that will be matched up to $50,000? … Continue reading

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How to Successfully Invite People to Your Church

By: Jock Ficken

Over the last several decades, churches that experienced steady or rapid growth and people coming to faith in Jesus had congregational members who joyfully invited their friends, family, and neighbors … Continue reading

10 Things We Learned from the Flood

By: Jock Ficken

Hurricane Harvey and Greater Houston Our hearts have been warmed by the incredible response in and for greater Houston and equally overwhelmed by the scope of its loss and devastation. … Continue reading

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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

Not So Perfect Family on Mission

By: Jock Ficken

Hi there. My name is Sarah, and I’ve a missional story for you. It began like this…I was a bit nervous about my kids’ behaviour when I invited her over. … Continue reading

The 500 Faces of PLI

By: Jock Ficken

Meet some of the 500 leaders in PLI this year. Several weeks ago, you met some of the babies of PLI! A few more showed up in Chicago last week! … Continue reading