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Marriage & Mission

By: Jock Ficken

“We Need Help.” I know that not everyone reading right now is married. You’ll be okay this time.  I also know that if you are married and if you are a ministry leader and if your marriage is humming along right now, you are in a distinct minority.  Healthy marriage and fruitful ministry can seem … Continue reading

Some Thoughts on Gift Planning

By: Jock Ficken

People don’t realize that when they die they can pick two of three places to give their money. They can give it to The Government (taxes) Family Ministry or other charities Which two would you like to designate in your estate plans? Such was the introduction at a congregation that had capitalized on a congregation-wide … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Pastors Don’t Teach People to Give…and 7 Things They Can Do

By: Jock Ficken

Most pastors in most churches don’t teach people a biblical foundation for giving and as a result they harvest what they sow…or what they haven’t sown! (This follows the “broken ministry/business model”  reference a few weeks ago.) I started down this journey by misadventure some years ago myself. I was a new pastor. I had … Continue reading

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