I believe that the key to productivity is focus. However, focus isn't easy. There's distractions everywhere. The phone, people, email, Twitter and blogs. The key to focus then is to have 3 things: 1. The Space to focus2. The Time to focus3. The Resources to focusI'll talk about each of these this week. For a resource that will help you become more productive, check out the latest www.church-strategies.com resource called, "The Productive Leader: The Art of Getting More Done in Less Time" by clicking here.
- Great day today! - Crowd was a little lighter than last week, but that's to be expected - I taught on the subject of fools (The Villain of Proverbs) from Proverbs 10. - The band was amazing as always! - I talked about by insane love of peanut butter. Apparently, I'm not the only one :) - I gave a 30 second Gospel presentation because I had run long in the message and 13 people made 1st time decisions to follow Jesus. Plus, 26 recommitted their lives to Jesus. - I am absolutely convinced that we need to preach the Gospel every week. If you ... Read More
Joshua Reich posted a really good review of Zero to Sixty on his blog, "Missional Thoughts". Here's the review: "Just finished Bob Franquiz’s book Zero to Sixty. Bottom line, every church leader, pastor or elder needs to read this book. It was so practical and helpful. It is one of those books with a nugget on every page.This book really tracks well with the coaching network I am in withNelson Searcy (as Bob went through the same network).The book is broken up into 4 sections: Leadership strategies, staffing strategies, ministry strategies and personal development strategies. Much like Axiom.Bob covers everything from vision casting, marketing, creating and sustaining a small ... Read More
Scott Cheatham some nice things to say about Zero to Sixty at his blog. Check it out here.
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Most leaders that I know have a "to do" list each day.The problem is, a "to do" list isn't enough. Most "to do" lists have no rhyme or reason to them. Item #1 may say, "Write Sunday's Message". Item #2 may say, "Check voice mail". Both items matter, but they need to be categorized and prioritized. That's why I recommend having a plan before you get into the office each day. This way by the time you sit in your chair, you've outlined the things that need to get done and the amount of time they should take. When you say, "I've got ... Read More
- Here's some extra Sunday stuff...- We had Mr. Softee at our services serving soft ice cream. Holy cow! This guy has the best soft ice cream on the planet! - The band played "Desert Song" by Hillsong United. - One of the things that I love about our band is that they don't just cover a song, they make it better.- When I hear our band's version of a song first, I'm always disappointed by the original. These guys are that good! - I dropped by Kindle. And no, I'm not happy about it. I'll be testing the Amazon.com customer service department ... Read More
- Today could be the best day in the history of our church!- Today we celebrated 9 years as a church! - I'm blown away by God's goodness in my life over the last 9 years. - When we started Calvary Fellowship in Sept. of 2000, I was 26 year old kid who had never read a book on church outside of the book of Acts. God truly uses the foolish things! - We started with 5 people in a living room and to be part of what God today was overwhelming to say the least! - As for the services themselves, our 2nd ... Read More
I'm very excited to announce the release of my newest resource, "The Productive Leader: TheArt of Getting More Done in Less Time". I get asked a lot how I read as much as I do, write books and lead a growing church. Honestly, the only way I'm able to do it all is by following these 24 productivity principles that I've learned over the years. Here's what I cover in this 2-CD resource: Imagine Learning:- Having a clear plan for each day- The 5 essentials to delegating responsibilities effectively- Operate out of priority, not emergency- The 1 factor that’s keeping your ... Read More
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