Getting Started in Leadership Development

Bob FranquizGeneral

Since we released our resource, "The Leadership Pipeline", earlier this year, I've been getting some questions about where to begin in starting to develop leaders. I discuss this in great detail in the resource, but I'll share a few things here: 1. Start training your existing leaders – Giving training to your existing leaders makes them better leaders and allows you to create the model for the next level of leaders. 2. Keep a list of potential leaders – We keep a list of people that we have our eye on at Calvary. This list is those who are serving faithfully ... Read More

Staffing: Where do I start?

Bob FranquizChurch

When it comes to staffing, most leaders start with a person they're looking to hire. I believe that's the wrong approach. When you're looking to add someone to your team, the place to begin is with a job description. This is important when staff come to you and say, "I need help. Can you hire me an assistant?" The first thing that should should happen is for that staff member to write a job description of the position. The key here is to answer the questions: - What skills does this person need? - What responsibilities are required? - What ... Read More

Sunday Stuff…

Bob FranquizChurch

- Not much of a Sunday stuff today - I didn't teach, but I heard Pastor Mark did a great job teaching Romans 5. - I got an eye infection that my doctor said was contagious, so I've been in quarantine since Wednesday. - I'm feeling a lot better. My eyes feel good and I no longer look like I'm stoned :) - Looking forward to hanging out with my friend Casey Graham this week. I guarantee that I'll be fired up after we meet :) - After 2 weeks of not being at Calvary, I'm itching to get back ... Read More

“I’m not an evangelist” is no excuse!

Bob FranquizChurch

I am amazed that God has allowed Calvary Fellowship to be much an evangelistic church that reaches primarily unchurched people. The reason I'm so amazed is because I'm not an evangelist.  I'm a Bible teacher. That's my sweet spot. Teaching through books of the Bible and feeding God's people. While that's my primary gifting, my passion is to see lost people found. Nothing gives me greater joy than to see a lost person give their life to Jesus and start growing in their faith. I know a lot of Pastors who aren't evangelists in gifting and that's their "pass" for not ... Read More

New Webinar: Top 5 Outreach Mistakes Churches Make!

Bob FranquizGeneral

I'm doing a brand new webinar this Summer to keep your church growing into the Fall! It's called, "The top 5 Outreach Mistakes Churches Make" and my goal is to help you avoid the errors that most churches are making.   I have guys in my coaching networks who have doubled their churches in 1 day using the strategies I'm going to talk about in this 60 minute webinar. Trust me, this is one hour that will be well worth your time. Please note: we are expecting a lot of people for this webinar so we've scheduled 2 events (June ... Read More

Sunday Stuff (Couples Retreat Edition)

Bob FranquizChurch

-I didn't teach this Sunday at Calvary. Instead, I was teaching at our annual Couples Retreat - What an amazing weekend! - We watched God work in the lives of couples in our church. It was an amazing experience! - Our theme was "Building a Rock Solid Marriage". Our theme text was Psalm 127. - I opened the retreat on Friday and closed the retreat this morning. - I was totally blown away by the Naples Grande. Their service was incredible and the facility was beautiful. - Back at home, Pastor John taught at Calvary and continued our Inside Out ... Read More

Friday Rewind

Bob FranquizChurch

Here's what you might have missed this week at bobfranquiz.net as we talked about getting the most out of the summer: Sunday - In this week's Sunday Stuff, I talked about the grind of preaching and how much I'm loving preaching through Romans. Monday - "Making the Most of Summer" was about the things we need to do to ensure that we don't experience the giving and attendance slump most churches experience. Tuesday - "Surviving the Summer Money Crunch" was about inspiring new giving over the summer. I even highlighted one of our resources to help you implement this immediately. ... Read More

A Forgotten “to do” over the summer

Bob FranquizGeneral

One of the most important things we do as church leaders over the summer is prepare for the Fall. I am amazed when I talk to church leaders who are starting to prepare for the Fall in September because the summer got crazy with vacations and staff members being out of town. Many churches don't experience the power of a big Fall because they didn't take the time to plan over the summer. Here's what I'd encourage you to do... 1. Set some appointments before the summer to talk about the game plan for the Fall. 2. Meet during the ... Read More

Building Momentum over the Summer

Bob FranquizGeneral

Part of the problem over the summer is not only the dip in attendance and giving, it's the loss of momentum that happens. So how do we build momentum over the summer? Here's 3 things we've learned: 1. Strategic Events - Plan a strategic outreach event each month over the summer. July is a great month to do an outreach that will attract newcomers. People tend to go on vacation right after school lets out and 2 weeks before school starts. So besides 4th of July weekend, most of July is wide open for outreach. 2. Leadership Development - Summer ... Read More

Surviving the Summer Money Crunch

Bob FranquizChurch

In working over 4,000 Pastors through Church Strategies I hear the stories of church finances that bottom out during the summer months to the point where Pastors are forced to make hard decisions that impact ministry and families. As we enter the Summer in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to share 2 ways you can navigate the summer giving slump and maybe even see a bump in giving over the summer (Yes, that actually happens). #1 – Inspire new giving – this best way we're done this at Calvary is through the Tithe Challenge. When people hear God's ... Read More