I wrote this originally for the www.church-strategies.com newsletter, but since this is a question we get all the time, I thought I'd post the e-strategy that I wrote here. By the way, you can sign up to receive the www.church-strategies.com Newsletter here.The #1 Factor to Creating a Culture of Evangelism in Your ChurchI believe one of the most critical factors in creating a culture of evangelism is people seeing evangelism happening in the church. At Calvary Fellowship, we present the Gospel every week because we know there are people in the crowd who don't know Jesus. Thus, because we present ... Read More
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
Here are 4 fully downloadable resources that are on sale this week at www.church-strategies.com: The Complete Membership System - This resource has everything you need to implement a strong membership system in your church. It's an A-Z on membership. The New Believer's Class - This 4-week class is what we use at Calvary Fellowship to disciple new believers and teach them the basics of the faith. Serving Strategies - This resource outlines 25 strategies you can employ to increase the number of volunteers in your church. (We use all of these strategies at Calvary Fellowship)The Cash Crunch - This resource outlines 21 ways to ... Read More
I heard about Michael Frenzese's story and was intrigued, so I picked up a copy of his newest book, "I'll Make You an offer you can't refuse" and I really enjoyed it. Michael takes some of the best practices that he learned from being in the mob (that's a weird sentence) and applies them to how to be more effective in business. I actually really liked this book. It's a very fun read (If you're a fan of the Godfather films or Goodfellas, you'll love the book) and it does have some insight that you'll find helpful. The chapter on ... Read More
There seems to be 3 types of people that church leaders can learn from: A = Those who can teach the stuff, but haven't done itB = Those who can do the stuff, but can't teach itC = Those can do the stuff and teach itMy recommendation? Look high and low for as many "C" people as possible. There's a lot of "A's" out there and some "B's" out there, but every "C" we can find can help us immensely in becoming better leaders.
I want to do something fun to honor and celebrate the birth of my son Xander. Typically, dads would hand out cigars to those who came to the hospital to celebrate with the family. Well, I'm going to put a slight spin on that tradition, because instead of handing our cigars, I'm going to hand out free copies of my book Zero to Sixty! Over at www.church-strategies.com, every order we get between now and Sunday that's over $20 will receive a free copy of Zero to Sixty! We'll automatically put it on your order as it gets mailed out, so you don't ... Read More
Last night, my new book Zero to Sixty: 60 principles and practices for leading a growing church hit number 1 on amazon.com in the leadership category. I'm humbled that God is using the book. If you picked up a copy of Zero to Sixty, thank you!If you haven't picked up a copy of Zero to Sixty, you get one on amazon.com here.
Ok, here's the deal - I'm giving away 20 copies of Zero to Sixty to the 1st 20 Pastors who email me that blog and are willing to read Zero to Sixty and review it on their blog. Email me at bob (at) church-strategies.com with your name, email, mailing address and blog URL and I'll send the book over to you. Have a great week!
- I didn't teach this morning. I've been fighting a cold and I can't talk much. When I do, I sound like an 80-year old chain smoker. - We showed part 2 of Dave Ramsey's Life. Money. Hope. - It went great. People received both messages really well. - I spent most of the day sleeping. It's been a pretty "interesting" week for me.- I'll spare you the boring details because it involved Carey being in and out of the hospital again and Mia and I both getting sick. - Mia is doing much better thankfully. - Our baby is due in 9 days. ... Read More