Balance

Bob FranquizChurch

Most Pastors are looking for balance. We want to balance ministry and family. We want to balance our preaching between evangelistic sermons and discipleship sermons. We want to balance our study time with time for staff. Here's where I think the problem lies: We look for balance in too small of a time period. We want each day to be balanced and when it's not we beat ourselves up. What I'm learning is to view balance not from day to day, but from season to season. How balanced have I been this month? If I'm out of whack, then I ... Read More

Book Review: The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

Bob FranquizBooks

I needed to read this book! The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey is a short little book, but it hits hard! This is a great book for leaders who love to get involved in way more than they should. This book challenges managers to get out of the way and stop being the bottleneck so their staffs can do what they're called to do. I am guilty of taking on many a monkey in my ministry (monkeys being projects or tasks that really belong to someone else). I was really challenged by this book to keep my nose out ... Read More

10 Things Churches Could Learn from Disney

Bob FranquizChurch

I was at Disney World last week and as usual was blown away by the level of excellence they have to create a great experience for all their guests. I noticed 10 things churches could learn from them: 1. No beeping - Driving on the Disney property is an amazing experience. No one beeps. It showed me that when people are happy, they get along :) 2. Nothing is more important to people than their kids - I'm amazed at the lines people will stand in and the overpriced food they will eat all for their kids. I wonder what ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- It felt great to be back teaching! - My voice was a little sore afterwards, but it feels good now - I felt as though I had been gone forever and I only missed last weekend - Taught on "YHWH-Shalom" today. I wanted to call the message "Serenity Now!", but I went in another direction :) - I ran out of gas on Friday, which wasn't fun.. but telling the story today made it worth it :) - Finishing up our "I AM" series next week. I'm teaching on healing. I've never taught a message on the subject, so ... Read More

Why You Need a Coach

Bob FranquizChurch

Over the last 18 months I've been involved in a Senior Pastor's coaching network that has been a huge blessing in my life. Honestly, I didn't even know things like this existed before I signed up. But this experience has been a huge blessing to me and the church I'm honored to lead. Here's the truth: everyone needs a coach. Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer on the planet and he has a coach. Why? Because we all have room to grow. I don't know a Pastor that couldn't benefit from a season of coaching. What would happen ? Here's ... Read More

New Blogger to put on your radar!

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I never thought I'd live to see it, but my friend Nelson Searcy is blogging! Great content so far (especially his latest post :) As you may know, Nelson has been very instrumental in my life over the last 2 years or so. His resources and coaching have stretched me and challenged me to think differently about church and ministry. So add him to your bloglines or google reader or however you read blogs. This is quickly going to become a top blog in the church world.

Book Review: The Blessed Life

Bob FranquizBooks

Absolutely fantastic! That's my review of Robert Morris' book, "The Blessed Life". I couldn't put it down. It is one of the best books I've ever read on the subject of stewardship. I was totally challenged in reading it. I was inspired to trust God more. I was grateful for how God has blessed my life. There are so many quotes that rocked my world. Here's a few: "No one is a natural born giver. We are all born takers." "The days of the blessed person are filled with divine "coincidences" and heavenly meaning." "God doesn't need you to give ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Not much for me this weekend. - I wasn't in church today. I'm still fighting my bought with Bronchitis. I'm getting better, but I still can't really talk. - Mark taught today and my sources tell me he did a great job. - He was having issues with his voice after the 3rd service. Doing 3 back-to-back-to-back with very little time in between is a challenge. - But it's causing me to think about taking care of my voice better and strengthening my vocal chords. - I did watch some TV preachers. I don't understand how people who can ... Read More

Book Review: Leadership Gold

Bob FranquizBooks

I try to read just about everything John Maxwell writes. His books have helped me so much in my development as a leader. I've had my staff reads many of his books as well as I have sought to develop them to their fullest potential as leaders. Leadership Gold is the best book John has written since The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. It was packed with great quotes, insights, and wisdom that had me thinking long after the chapter was done. I also liked the format: 26 pieces of wisdom in short, 5-7 page chapters. I highly recommend this ... Read More