The Mother of All Sales!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Ok, here's the deal: I wanted to do a sale for a resource that would help church leaders into 2011. So I asked a couple of friends to give me suggestions. The problem is, they all recommended I put different resources on sale. So I decided to take all of their advice and put all of our downloadable resources on sale. So pick up any downloadable church-strategies.com resource for 35% off by using the coupon code NewYear. Here's a list of all the resources on sale:  The New Believer Follow Up System New Believer Class How to Make Every Sunday ... Read More

Resources to Help You in 2011

Bob FranquizUncategorized

2011 is 10 days away and I want to help you be prepared. That's why I'm making 2 of our best selling resources available to you at a significant discount: 1. The Productive Leader - If you want to get more done in 2011, then you have to learn to maximize every working hour. This resource teaches you the 24 most important productivity principles that will allow you to get more doen in less time. 2. The Church Budget - This resource has helped tons of churches to create a 2011 budget that works! This resource also includes an entire session on staff compensation that ... Read More

Signs of Health

Bob FranquizChurch

I am firm believer that one of the signs of a healthy church is the ability to raise up staff and leaders from within your church. When a church has to consistently look to other churches to supply them with quality staff, it shows a lack of health. Let's be honest, discipleship is hard work. Leadership development is hard work and that's why many leaders don't want to do it.   Developing leaders isn't an area of ministry that's going to scream for your attention... until you hit a leadership crisis. Once you realize you're short on leaders, it's too ... Read More

Maybe it isn’t deep enough

Bob FranquizChurch

I hear Pastors talk a lot about church people who leave because the teaching "Isn't deep enough". I know sometimes church people are fickle and leave for many reasons (but they say "the teaching isn't deep enough" because it sounds spiritual).  But here's my challenge to Pastors: Is your teaching deep enough? Do you ever go beyond the basics to teach people the things that mature them in Christ?  I scan the website of churches all over the country and what I see (quite honestly) is a lot of fluff. Lots of pop culture series titles, lots of copycat stuff, ... Read More

Sunday Stuff… (Monday Edition)

Bob FranquizChurch

- Awesome day at Calvary!  - I taught Judges 16 as we explored the tragic end to the life of Samson - Samson is such a mixed bag. He finally "got it" at the end of his life, but it's a shame that he didn't get it until the very end - The band sounded great.  - I loved the fact that they have been incorporating Christmas songs in their own style.  - Only 2 weeks of Judges. Can't believe how fast its gone.  - Looking forward to doing a prophecy update on January 2nd. We'll be talking about Ezekiel ... Read More

Q and A: New Believer s are falling through the cracks!

Bob FranquizChurch

This is a question that I get in various forms every month. The #1 reason new believers fall through the cracks is because there's no clear system that leads the new believer to next logical step.  Sometimes there is a next step, but it's such a big step that the new believer is afraid to take it (i.e. attend a small group after on being at the church twice).  Following up with new believers is something we need to be experts as church leaders.  That's why I'm leading a tele-seminar tomorrow (Wednesday December 8th) at 1PM EST called, "Connecting New ... Read More

Sunday Stuff… (Monday Edition)

Bob FranquizChurch

- Great day at Calvary!  - It felt great to be back.  - I love helping other churches, but my first passion is being the Pastor at Calvary.  - I taught Judges 15 and we celebrated communion. Awesome time!  - The band sounded great. I'm always blown way by them when I've been out for a while - I've been sick for the last 8 days or so. I feel OK to do some normal activity and then I et really tired.  - I taught both services (even though I sounded like a chain smoker with my coughing and hacking), ... Read More

A Tele-Seminar, a Free Report, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Bob FranquizChurch

2 things I want to share with to this morning:  1. I'm leading a tele-seminar on December 8th (1 weeks from today) called, "Connecting New Believers". With Christmas around the corner, we need to be ready to follow up with those who decide to follow Jesus during our Christmas outreaches. I'm going to lay out the system we use for following up with new believers. We've seen over 1,000 people make first time decisions at Calvary in the last 18 months, so this is an area of strength for us. I want it to be an area of strength for ... Read More