Church Planting Pitfalls

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Last month, Nelson Searcy and I recorded a resource for Church Planters entitled, "Church Planting Pitfalls". It's being released this week! In this resource, we talk about the 10 most common pitfalls (plus a few bonus ones) that church planters fall into. You can order the CD version here or you can get the MP3 version here. Either way, I think this is going to be a really helpful resource for church planters and Pastors in general because we can fall into these pitfalls at any time in our ministries.

Sunday Stuff… (Monday Edition)

Bob FranquizChurch

- Today was totally insane! - It was our first service at Barbara Goleman High School and it was amazing! - Both services went great. Tons of new equipment to figure out, but it was smooth. - First, thanks to Jesus for allowing us to serve Him in ministry. What an honor it is to preach the Gospel! - Second, thanks to all of our volunteers who got to the school at 5AM to make the services happen. - Third, our staff hasn't slept in 2 weeks as they've been working hard to make this service a reality. Guys, thank ... Read More

Launch Conference!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Just an FYI to those thinking of coming to the Launch Conference in Atlanta on September 30th from 9AM-4PM. The price for the conference goes up on Sunday, so register today if you want to get the get the discounted rate. The link is here. This is going to be a great conference that has already helped 1,000's of Pastors. A church planter should get every bit of info he can before he launches. If you don't, you'll be kicking yourself later. BTW - I've gotten lots of responses for church planting tele-coaching network that we're forming. If you're interested, ... Read More

The 100

Bob FranquizUncategorized

September 22nd marked the beginning of the final 100 days of 2008. Carey and I have been talking about our goals for 2008 and what we can do in these last 100 days to reach them. Here's some questions to ask: - What are the 3 most important things I've wanted to accomplish in 2008? - How close am I to accomplishing those goals? - What could I do right now to accomplish those goals? - How many of my goals could I realistically reach by the end of 2008? - Who could I ask to help me reach a ... Read More

A few Book Reviews

Bob FranquizBooks

Here's a few book reviews of books I've read in the last week or two: 101 Survival Tips for Your Business - I loved this book. I love books that have short, to the point chapters and no fluff. This was one of them. This is a must read for church planters. This book is filled with practical wisdom and insight into surviving and thriving in ministry. The Ultimate Marketing Plan - I sometimes get on a kick with authors and read everything they've written. I've done that recently with Dan Kennedy. While I don't recommend everything he writes, he ... Read More

Sunday Stuff… (Monday Edition)

Bob FranquizChurch

- Awesome and crazy Sunday! - After 6 years, Sunday was our last Sunday at the theatre. People asked me if I felt nostalgic or sad. I didn't until I saw the whole place empty and the theatre looked like the first day I saw it. - I remembered seeing 450 seats and thinking, "Will we ever fill this place up?" The fact that we were doing 3 services in the theatre reminded me of God's faithfulness and power. - I also reminded me that God wants our churches to succeed more than we do. - Have said that, I ... Read More

Random Wednesday Stuff

Bob FranquizChurch

- I've got my message for next Sunday done, but this Sunday isn't done. Yikes! - Can't wait for next Sunday! We're moving to the Barbara Goleman High School on September 28th! The auditorium seats over 1,000. We have triple the children's space. This is going to be a great for our church. - God is blessing us far more than we deserve! But I love it! - This Sunday is our last Sunday at the theatre. We had a lot of good times there, but we're moving on. - Our folks are going to be amazed at how the ... Read More

Launch Conference in Atlanta is 2 Weeks away!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I'm so excited that the Atlanta Launch conference is 2 weeks away! I can't wait to spend the day investing in church planters and helping them launch large! If you haven't registered yet, click here and do it now! This is going to be a great time of learning, networking and meeting other people that are in the trenches as well. I'm also excited because Nelson Searcy will be there we'll be teaching the conference together. The seminar is being held at Avalon Church in McDonough, GA (a suburb of Atlanta). All the information is here. See you on September ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Today was great! - We concluded our "Go Green" series as I talked about 'how to live a blessed life' - We encouraged people to take a step and begin tithing. The response was great! - I think some of the weirdest thinking in the church is about money. We've got to get this right if we're going to disciple people because stewardship is part of discipleship. - Hector did a great job leading worship as I sent Mark out to do some reconnaissance work. - We let the cat out of the bag that we're moving from the ... Read More

Attention Church Planters

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I'm really looking forward to being in Atlanta on Tuesday, September 30th for our one day Launch Conference. The other thing I'm excited about is that I'm going to be leading a tele-coaching network specifically for church planters. If you haven't launched yet or are within the first year of your church, I want to encourage you to be part of this 8 month network with other church planters as we talk through the practicalities of launching a church and the realities of your first year. I want to share why I'm doing this: Our church start wasn't easy. We ... Read More