Our Story: From Zero to Many…

Bob FranquizChurch

During the 1st 18 months of planting Calvary Fellowship, we did not see 1 person decide to follow Jesus at our church.  There were a few re-dedications, but no 1st time decisions.  This led to a bit of a personal crisis because I've always believed that evangelism and discipleship and the name of the game (so to speak).  What God did during this time was show me the importance of reaching out and the need to have a process of discipleship should God send new believers to our church.  Here's what happened: The 1st 18 months zero people decided to follow Jesus... over the ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Great day Today! - We did a combined service at 11 AM and had a full house. - I think a couple of times a year it's good to get the whole church together - I didn't teach. Pastor Mark taught and did a great job!- George did a great job leading worship. (He's going to be our band leader in Miramar)- I sat in service with Carey and did some MBWA (Managing by walking around)- I was also able to talk to a lot of people that I normally don't get a chance to catch up with. That was nice.  Plus, ... Read More

The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail

Bob FranquizUncategorized

We've learned a lot about direct mail over the last few years at Calvary Fellowship.  We used to spend a fortune on direct mail and get minimal results. Then we learned the "secrets" to effective direct mail and now we see incredible results at a fraction of the cost.  For that reason, I'm going to be leading a Tele-seminar on December 3rd (Next Thursday!) from 1PM-3PM called, "The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail".  Here's what I'm going to cover in this 2-hour tele-seminar: - How to stop spending a fortune on direct mail AND increase your response- How to get ... Read More

More Budgeting Tips…

Bob FranquizChurch

I talked about some budgeting tips yesterday. Here's a few more...1. Don't use percentages when increasing your budget - Use actual dollars. (Thanks to Steve Stroope for teaching me this principle)2. Add some "pad" - don't budget yourself right at 100% of your projected budget. Give yourself some room just in case things don't work out the way you planned. 3. Remember, it's a projected budget - That means just because the calendar strikes January 1, that doesn't mean your giving is going to increase just because you are projecting that it's going to. 4. Think through the "lean" months - If you ... Read More

Tips for Those in “Church Budget” Mode

Bob FranquizChurch

We are in full blown budget mode at Calvary Fellowship. I've seen more calculators in the last week than I have in the last 2 months around the office :)Here's a few thoughts I'd share to church leaders about budgeting for 2010:1. Remember that God's vision is bigger than yours (Eph. 3:20)2. Remember the widow's mite (Mark 12)3. Money spend on evangelism is not an expense, it's an investment (Matt. 28:19-20)4. Ask, "Is this a want or a need?" (Phil. 4:19)5. Am I being generous to missionaries and other organizations doing important kingdom work? (2 Cor. 8:7)6. Is the staff being compensated ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Awesome day today! - I taught on the subject of parenting from Proverbs 20. - This is the 1st year that I've taught on parenting. I didn't want to teach on it until I had some time under my belt :)- I know I've mentioned it before, but I absolutely love teaching through Proverbs! - We're continuing Proverbs through December and then we'll do a stand alone message the 1st Sunday of the year and then kick off a new series January 10th.  - The band was amazing today! These guys are an amazing bunch.  - We're doing a worship concert on ... Read More

Planning to grow as a Leader in 2010?

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Most leaders say they want to grow, but few get in the kinds of environments that spur on leadership growth.  That's why I'm starting a new coaching network in February of 2010. I limit my groups to 12 Senior Pastors, so if you're interested in growing in the following areas: 1. Your own personal development2. Your follow up systems (new believers, stewardship, etc...)3. Hiring and leading staff4. Creating an evangelistic culture5. Developing leaders within your church6. Strategies for greater outreachIf you want to grow in these areas, I'd invite you to apply for my new coaching network that begins in February, ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Great Sunday!- I taught from Proverbs 21 on the subject of "How to be Wise with your Finances"- I spent about 10 minutes talking about tithing and 45 people decide to take the tithe challenge. - I believe over 200 people have taken the tithe challenge this year at Calvary Fellowship! - My favorite part is hearing the stories of how God "opens the windows of heaven"- I have always said that the key to an effective tithe challenge is in the follow up process you have- If you want to know what our follow up process it, it's here- Band ... Read More

Zero to Sixty Review

Bob FranquizBooks

Here's a great review of Zero to Sixty by Louie Marsh..."Zero to Sixty is a very practical and powerful book by pastor Bob Franquiz.  As the title implies it contains 60 short chapters which are organized into four areas of concern: Leadership Strategies, Staffing  Strategies, Ministry Strategies and Personal Development Strategies.Each chapter is short and punchy, and gets to the point quickly! In this day and age that’s a good thing. Bob successfully avoids one of the worst sins in modern Christian publishing, telling long, boring, repetitive stories that simply repeat the points that the author has already made several times!  It just ... Read More

What’s Unique about your Coaching Network?

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I've gotten this question a few times from Pastors who are interested in joining my coaching network that starts in February. The model that I work from in my coaching network is what I call an "Inside out" approach to leadership. We start with the Leader (Senior Pastor) and work our way out to developing a plan to reach the community. Modern evangelism models say we must build the church outside-in and when it comes to growing the church, that's true.  But when you're looking to develop yourself and other leaders, the place to start inside and work your way out. That's why my ... Read More