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Good Leaders Create Pain

By: Jock Ficken

Good leaders create pain for themselves and for those they lead from time to time. I was challenged a long time ago not to reduce my ministry leadership to the lowest common denominator where No one gets upset, It costs no one anything, Irrelevance and ineffectiveness get a passing grade. What a gift! It’s not … Continue reading

3 Questions that Could Change Your Ministry’s Future

By: Jock Ficken

Your church’s future depends largely on the people who are not yet a part of it. Many of us grew up learning to memorize answers to questions.  Memorized answers to old questions are not serving churches particularly well today.  Most of us never learned the art of asking good questions, let alone asking questions.  Listening … Continue reading

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By: Jock Ficken

Sometimes leaders need to walk away. Protect their souls. Save their families. PLI invests deeply in leaders… Gaining clarity about who they are. Navigating change. Chaplaining loss. Discovering vision. Leveraging spiritual, relational, physical, emotional well being. These are fundamental building blocks! I’m a big believer in seeing churches that are languishing and have… lost their … Continue reading

10 More Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I wondered what a new season of vibrant, mission pioneering might look like with the young leaders of today out in front following God. I offered 10 tips to Young Leaders. Here are 10 more tips for young leaders. Pick the one that stirs your heart and commands your attention.   *Learn more about … Continue reading

Are You Teetering on the Edge?

By: Raechel Pfotenhauer

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a pastor who admitted that he was teetering on the edge of burnout. During our time together he was wrestling with some big questions. I feel so jam-packed day-to-day. But am I busy doing the right things? Or am I just busy?  How do I lead … Continue reading

CELEBRATE ALL GOD HAS DONE

By: Sarah Greiner

Pass this on to a friend who would enjoy celebrating with us.  Please like it and share it on Facebook or Twitter too.  Thankful for you.  Rejoice!  

10 Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

If God chooses to usher in a next great season of mission and vibrancy across U.S. churches, he likely will use the young leaders…the filled-with-the-Spirit Joshuas (Deut 34:9) of today. Here are 10 tips for young leaders: So… Pick out a couple of young leaders that you respect. Share this. Offer a word of encouragement. … Continue reading

Why not sneak FUN in the backdoor

By: Jock Ficken

Every high performing team that I’ve ever lead or experienced learned how to: Have FUN together, or Build COMMUNITY together, or CELEBRATE together or Do ALL THREE together, 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… planting churches, adding … Continue reading

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Nebo…Mount Nebo

By: Jock Ficken

The invincible walled city of Jericho was across the Jordan.  Entry point to the Land Promised.  Moses had lead the Israelites on the journey of a lifetime but he would not be leading there.  This was it for Moses.  Moses could see it. He just wouldn’t get to lead it. “Because you did not trust me … Continue reading

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The 500 Faces of PLI

By: Gail 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! This week I’d like to give you a snapshot of the women and men who gathered in our Learning Communities this spring…250 leaders in the … Continue reading

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