How We Learned to Spend Less and Reach More People

Bob FranquizUncategorized

After sending out a 50,000 piece mailing that got dismal results I said, "That's it!  I'm done with direct mail!" But before I totally gave up, I decided to learn about how it works for companies that were achieving tremendous success during direct mail.  That's when everything changed! The next time we did direct mail, we employed new strategies that allowed us to spend a fraction of what we were spending previously and get a 300%-400% better return for our investment.  These strategies have been a game-changer for us and recently I taught these "secrets" to a group of Pastors in ... Read More

How to Be Productive on a Plane

Bob FranquizChurch

I just got back from Connecticut where I was teaching a Zero to Sixty seminar and I had so much to do before I landed in Hartford.  I was able to get a lot done before I was on the ground that it made me want to write a post about how to be productive when you're traveling.  Here's a few ways: 1. Get a seat where you won't be disturbed - You won't get anything done if you have to get up every 20 minutes because the people in your row have hyperactive bladders.  Instead, sit where you won't be ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Great day today! - Taught Revelation 12- Surprisingly good crowd. - Looking forward to not having to teach this Sunday :) - This Sunday we're doing "Bizzaro Sunday". Mark is teaching and I'm leading worship.  - For those who don't know, when we first started Calvary, I taught and led worship.  - We started a new round of new believer classes.  Lots of people interested in learning to basics of the faith.  - Pastors, If you're interested in our new believer class curriculum, you can download it here.  - Really excited about rolling out something new in the www.church-strategies.com newsletter on Tuesday!  You ... Read More

Last Call for Zero to Sixty in West Hartford, CT!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

If you live within driving distance of the Hartford area, I'm going to be teaching a Zero to Sixty seminar in West Hartford on June 25th. I've been teaching this seminar all over the country and it's been getting a great response. Here's what I'll be covering during this 3-hour seminar: - How to communicate vision in a way that causes people to respond - How to hire the right people and fire the wrong people - How to gauge the health of your church - Staffing strategies that add staff and reduce expenses - How to maximize momentum for ... Read More

Can You Measure Spiritual Growth?

Bob FranquizChurch

This is a question that people wrestle with, but I believe that you absolutely can measure spiritual growth. You can't look into someone's heart to see if someone trusts God more, but I can look at the fruit in someone's life and see if they exhibit the signs of a person who trusts God. Do they trust God for salvation? Do they trust God and make decisions that are in accordance with the Scriptures? Do they trust God with their finances? Do they trust God to relinquish control?  So while I can't put a person up to a faith-o-meter to see if their faith is ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Good Day at church.   - I taught Revelation 11. 1/2 way done with Revelation!- I bombed in the first service.  I tell you when it goes well, so I've got to keep it real and tell you when it doesn't go well.  - We had some technical problems as I started teaching and I just couldn't get it together. - The 2nd service went much better.  I felt pretty good about the message afterwards.  - Met some new people today, which is always great.  - We introduced Maria Wizel, who is our newest staff member.  - She's going to be ... Read More

Why Coaching is Better than Conferences…

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I've been to my share of conferences over the years...And I've been part of several coaching environments as a leader and participant...Here's my conclusion: Coaching is better.  Both have their benefits. Conferences inspire me and cause me to think bigger. But coaching has a way of putting all of that lofting thinking into bite-size pieces that I can implement in my church.  So I think we need both, but if you're a Senior Pastor, you definitely need to be in a coaching environment.  Here's 3 reasons why: 1. You need an outside voice speaking into your life.2. You need the time to ... Read More

Places to get my book “Zero to Sixty” (and a coupon)

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Amazon is apparently the tortoise is this story because everyone else has my book, "Zero to Sixty: 60 principles and practices for leading a growing church" available.  I'm told Amazon will have it soon, but if you want to order it in the meantime, here's a few places to pick up Zero to sixty: Barnes and Noble has it here Books-a-Million has it hereChristianBooksBible.com has it hereChurchStrategies.com has it hereIf you want to get the book for the lowest price, go to www.church-strategies.com and during the check out, use the coupon code "twitter" (no quotes) and receive 25% off the book! That means ... Read More

New Coaching Opportunity!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I talked about this in the www.church-strategies.com newsletter this week, but I'm starting a new Leadership Coaching network for Senior Pastors in August.  It will be a 6-month tele-coaching network that focuses on the following topics:  Session One: The Personal Development of the Senior Pastor  Session Two: Church Governance   Session Three: Developing other Leaders  Session Four: Building an Effective Staff  Session Five: Preaching for Life Change  Session Six: Advanced Outreach Strategies  You can pick up an application at: http://church-strategies.com/coaching.html  Just to give you an idea of the difference coaching makes, here's what a couple of guys had to say about their involvement in ... Read More

The Complete Membership System

Bob FranquizUncategorized

How do you create a baseline of commitment in your church? How do you communicate expectations? The answer is with a strong membership system! This Membership course is the same class that is used at Calvary Fellowship and has trained hundreds of new believers in what it means to be involved and committed to a local church.Click here to order The Complete Membership SystemThe Complete Membership System includes:- Teacher Notes- Student Notes- Membership Covenant- Membership Application- Calvary Fellowship's Statement of Faith- Calvary Fellowship's Certificate of Membership- Class reminder Telephone Scripts- Class Reminder Emails- Membership Class Bulletin Announcement- Membership Approval Letters- Letters ... Read More