In Case You Missed it…

Bob FranquizUncategorized

We've got a brand new resource at www.church-strategies.com! It's called "The Church Budget" and it covers everything you need to know about budgeting and compensation.    Here's what I know will be on special interest to Senior Pastors: This resource has an entire CD devoted to staff compensation.I've served on 10 church boards over the last decade and I've learned a thing or two about staff compensation. This resource has the 15 most important principles of staff compensation. This alone is a CD that you'll come back to time and again. Here's the resource description from the www.church-strategies.com site:  Make Your Budget Make ... Read More

Why is Your Direct Mail Not Working?

Bob FranquizChurch

One of the reasons churches get poor results in their direct mail is because they don't track their results.Here's the truth: if you aren't tracking your results, you have no idea if your direct mail is working or not. Butts in the seats is not the only way to see if your direct mail is working. While I would agree that someone attending your church is the end result we want, there are other factors involved. 1. Someone could get your direct mail and go to a confusing website and not attend2. Someone could get your direct mail and see no website or ... Read More

The 411 on my new outreach coaching network

Bob FranquizChurch

Here are the details on my new Explosive Outreach Coaching Network: - It's only 4 sessions (1 session each month starting in October)- You get over $400 in www.church-strategies.com resources!- You don't have to be the Senior Pastor to join this network. When you're accepted, your church is accepted. So you can have as many staff as you like on the coaching call. - You get a 2 hour coaching session each month where you will get graduate degree info on marketing- You will learn how to reach your community for nickels compared to what most churches are spending- You will learn how ... Read More

I Got Church Direct Mail in My Mailbox

Bob FranquizChurch

I recently received a piece of church direct mail piece in my mailbox (which I get happy about). However, then I looked at what this church had sent out and my joy dissipated. What was wrong with the mailing? Plenty. But I'll highlight 5 issues: 1. It wasn't in English (even though I speak Spanish fluently, English is still my first language)2. There were 5 dates on this postcard (it was letting me know the title of every week of the series and the date they would be taught). Instead, give me the big picture of the series, write copy that will ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Not even sure what to say about today. - I was prepared to teach on Judges 3, but I felt a nudge by the Holy Spirit to deal with an issue in our church. So at 6PM on Saturday evening I started writing a message to deal with it. - I felt God move in our church like few times in our history. - As hard as the message was, people responded amazingly! - The band sounded great. I'm so proud of those guys. - I taught out of Deuteronomy 26 and Amos 4 (I know. Passages that get taught all the time - ... Read More

Brand New Resource: The Church Budget!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I've got a brand new resource that's we're releasing at www.church-strategies.com today. it's called "The Church Budget" and it covers everything you need to know about budgeting and compensation.  Here's what I know will be on special interest to Senior Pastors: This resource has an entire CD devoted to staff compensation.I've served on 10 church boards over the last decade and I've learned a thing or two about staff compensation. This resource has the 15 most important principles of staff compensation. This alone is a CD that you'll come back to time and again.Here's the resource description from the www.church-strategies.com site: Make Your Budget ... Read More

Direct Mail that Works

Bob FranquizChurch

Here's the mailer that we did for our 10th anniversary. This direct mail piece went out only to our list (names and addresses we've received in our services or from our website). It's like a giant birthday card. It was incredibly well received. The mailer was 8x10 folded. Then it opened up to double the size.      We're going to be talking about all things outreach and marketing in our FREE "Outreach Essentials" Tele-seminar tomorrow (September 22nd) at 1PM EST. You can register for free here.   

3rd Quarter Giving

Bob FranquizChurch

With the 3rd quarter almost over, now is a great time to prepare to send out a giving statement to everyone who has given to your church in 2010. This way is anyone is "behind" in their giving, they see that in their statement and get caught up. Also, it's a great time to update the on what's going on and give them a sneak peak into this year's Christmas offering. We send out giving statements every quarter and not only do we see an increase in giving every time we mail out statements, it's also a great opportunity to cast vision ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- I can honestly say that today was my favorite service ever at Calvary!- We celebrated our 10th Anniversary as a church- It was an amazing day. The staff made a video that literally wiped me out. I cried for the 1st 5 minutes of my message. I was very honored by their kind words. (I'll try to upload the video)- My wife and I started with 5 people (7 of us in total) in 2000. To see all that God has done was overwhelming. I am blown away by God's grace. - Calvary's 1st worship leader (me) came out and ... Read More