The Red Sox 10 Minutes from my House

Bob FranquizUncategorized

It was great to see my team, the Boston Red Sox playing at Dolphin stadium against the Marlins tonight. A couple from our church got Carey and I luxury box tickets! It rocked. I loved eating free ribs, chicken, and beverages and watching a ball game. It was awesome! The game wasn't so pleasant as the Red Sox traded for a chump starting pitcher who gave up 5 runs in the first 2 innings! David Ortiz got robbed of a home run in the 9th inning, which was heartbreaking. But all in all, it great to see my team. Also, ... Read More

The Sounds of My Past…

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I was in a couple of bands before I went to Bible College and went into the ministry. One was this band, which was Christian. It's amazing people still are into the band. The other was a band called Amboog-a-Lard that I was in with my friend Jeordie, who later left to become Twiggy from Marilyn Manson. Anyway, I just saw that he posted all of our stuff on his website. Some of the stuff I didn't play on, because I joined the band later. But you can check out our stuff here. The mp3's are free if you want ... Read More

A Great Time with Some Great Guys

Bob FranquizChurch

I had a great time meeting with a couple of Pastors from Flamingo Road Church in Cooper City. They just started a satellite venue in Doral (That's in Miami, for you out of towners). I am so glad they called and wanted to get together and talk about doing ministry in South Florida and specifically Miami. I was shocked by a statement that a speaker made at a conference they attended: "The new southern-most border of South Florida is Broward county because Miami is totally lost!" I couldn't believe it! That's why I give Flamingo Road mad props. They didn't ... Read More

Book Review: The Multi-Site Church Revolution

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I just finished reading "The Multi-Site Church Revolution" by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, and Warren Bird. I really enjoyed it. I think what I enjoyed the most was that the book fired me up to go multi-site. In a city like Miami, the idea of buying a huge piece of property and building a big building isn't really reality. Plus, the traffic isolates sections of the city, so I think this is a vision of the future for us. How and when I have no idea. But I will say this, when I decide to go multi-site, I will read ... Read More

Keeping the Creative Juices Flowing

Bob FranquizLeadership

I've been thinking about the "Innovation Bell Curve." I first saw this a few years ago in the book "Living the Life you were meant to Live" by Tom Paterson. Ever since that day, I've wondered where I am on the bell curve, but I've always considered what happens to people and/or movements as they become more set in their ways. Basically the curve works like this: 5% are innovators - 13% are early adopters - 34% are early majority adopters - 34% are late majority adopters - and 16% are laggards (They're called "Nostalgic" now because that sounds nicer). ... Read More

Stuff I’m Thinking about on Friday…

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Several things swimming my head today. Here they are... #1 - I saw Nacho Libro on Monday. I was kind of disappointed. I think it was the director. It couldn't be Jack Black. Why? Because Jack Black is one of the funniest people on the planet. #2 - I have listened to the new John Mayer song at least 150 times since his started streaming it from his website. #3 - I'm loving teaching our new series "crash." We're going through the book of Daniel. Its' been fun. #4 - EVen though I didn't love Nacho Libre, I have been ... Read More

Congratulations Heat!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Who would have thought that the Heat would have come back from 0-2 to win 4 in a row? Miami is officially being renamed "Wade-County" for the MVP! Awesome! I gave our church a hard time on Sunday saying that Miami would lose in 7 games. I was kidding, but they'll be the ones giving me the hard time this Sunday! For the record, the Heat is my second favorite team next to my childhood team, the Celtics! From a kid who grew up in the Larry Bird era in Boston, congratulations to the Heat!

Strange Dichotomy

Bob FranquizChurch

I've been totally blessed listening to this years' Calvary Chapel Senior Pastor's conference. The theme is "God's Continuing Work Through His Church." Basically, each speaker is telling their story of how God worked in their lives and lessons they've learned. Great stuff! I'm about 1/2 way through the sessions and here's the 2 consistent themes I've heard throughout: #1 - God is faithful - It's a fact and a great reminder! #2 - God works differently every time - Every story the Pastors told featured God leading the Pastor and leaders to do something different at each stage of the ... Read More

Be Known for What You Love

Bob FranquizLeadership

I don't know if it's just me, but I've heard so much negativity as of late by people (Some church leaders, others not) about just about every ministry and church leader I know. I for one, am totally over it. I've decided that I want to be known for what and Who I love, not only what I stand against. Before you get bent out of shape citing the need to be Bereans, a watchman, and a workman who needeth not be ashamed (Did you like my King James?), let me say that I understand the need for apologetics, orthodoxy, ... Read More

The Drought is Over! There’s New John Mayer Music!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I'll tell you this, this day couldn't come soon enough. John Mayer has announced the release date of his new Album "Continuum." It comes out 9.12.06. He'll be in West Palm Beach Amphitheater on October 11th! But John is streaming the first single from the album on his website. The song is called, "Waiting on the world to Change." It's great! I've listened to it about 20 times by now. It's on an infinite loop. Best line of the song: "One day our generation is going to rule the population..." I love this guy's music, his unique outlook on life, ... Read More