Avoid this 80% like the Plague!

Bob FranquizChurch

I read a stat yesterday that startled me. It said only 20% of churches are growing. The article also stated that 80% of churches are either plateaued or declining. Why is this the case? Many reasons. But one is certain. Most churches don't have a strategy for reaching people. Most pastors do one of 3 things: 1. Stick to methods that are ineffective and outdated 2. Focus only on personal invitation to reach new people 3. Give up The truth is, reaching your community is easier than you think... if you have the right strategy. That's why I just released ... Read More

Dora the Explorer’s Evangelism Strategy

Bob FranquizChurch

Let's be honest: Most churches have no outreach strategy no speak of. In fact, the majority of pastors are essentially throwing the proverbial Spaghetti-O's against the wall and waiting to see what sticks. It reminds me of one of my kids’ favorite TV shows: Dora the Explorer Dora goes on all kinds of adventures, but she never goes anywhere without consulting “The Map”. It sounds basic, but the lack of a clear outreach strategy not only hinders a church’s ability to reach people, it wastes tons of money in the process. Because of this reality, we just released a brand ... Read More

Brand New Resource! Developing an Outreach Strategy

Bob FranquizChurch

Today we're releasing a brand new resource entitled, "Developing an Outreach Strategy". This resource will not only teach you how to use the tools at our disposal to reach your community, it will also help you develop a strategic approach to outreach. In fact, here's what you'll learn in this 5-CD resource that contains nearly 4-hours of teaching... - Learn how to leverage every outreach tool for maximum effectiveness - Learn how to get your outreach noticed - Discover what most churches do that wastes money and reaches no one - The 1 piece of information that is absolutely vital ... Read More

What a Video Game Taught Me about Growth Barriers

Bob FranquizChurch

My hands down, absolute favorite all time Atari game is Pitfall. It was the coolest game ever. You swung on vines. You hopped on the heads of alligators. You jumped on rolling logs. The goal? Get through the jungle and capture all of the treasure before time runs out. When I started playing Pitfall my brother told me, "Whatever you do, don't fall into the quicksand." Sure enough, staying out of the quicksand was one of the toughest parts of the game. In similar fashion, I planted my church 11 years ago and staying out of the quicksand that gets ... Read More