[FREE Training] Why Churches Grow and then Decline

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Have you ever had a big day in your church, only to have attendance drop back to normal the next week? There's a reason for that. I recorded a video where I talk about why this happens and the #1 thing pastors have to engage in to prevent it. When you have a big day, you don't stay at that number. However, you shouldn't go back to your old number either. The big day should give you a bump in your attendance. If you don't see it, it might be because of what I talk about on this video. You ... Read More

3 Targets For Your Church This Summer

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Most Pastors tend to take their vacations during the summer for a variety of reasons (kids are out of school, attendance is flat) which I think is a good idea. But sometimes we can lower the bar a little and say, "Hey, it's summer. It's no big deal."  WRONG. 3 Targets for Your Church to Focus on this Summer: 1) New Guests.  Most people move during the summer time and that's also when they check out churches in their neighborhood.  Fourth of July was a lower than average attendance for us at Calvary and we still had 35 first time ... Read More

Kickstart Your Church’s Growth

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Two months ago we launched what I believe to be the most comprehensive, practical, an strategic coaching we've ever offered at Church Ninja.We completely transformed our coaching from topically based (Evangelism, Leadership, Preaching, etc...) to a format that helps churches grow based on addressing growth challenges depending on church size. A church of 200 needs a different evangelism strategy than a church of 800. A church of 400 needs has different staffing needs than a church of 40. Churches looking to break 1,000 in attendance have leadership and stewardship challenges which a church of 100 hasn't needed to address yet. ... Read More

3 Types Of People God Wants You to Reach

Bob FranquizUncategorized

One of the reasons churches don't grow is because leaders use the same methods to reach everyone in their community. As Pastors, want to believe there's infinite diversity with people...and that's true individually. However, when it comes to people's relationship with your church, everyone falls into one of three categories. This is great news for you because it allows you to reach each group with specific strategies that attract them to your church. I recorded this short video to share some of the practical strategies we employ that make outreach a lot easier. You can watch the video here... P.S. ... Read More

A Shocking Church Growth Statistic

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I shared a statistic with a group of leaders that floored them. The worst part is, I told them there's nothing they can do to stop it. What is it? It's that 10%-15% of your church will leave due to attrition. Think about that... If you're a church of 700 people, that means you'll need to reach 70 new people every year just to stay the same. 10%-15% is the average. If you minister in a metropolitan community like I do, that number can be closer to 20%-25%. Why is attrition as high as it is? Because people get transferred, ... Read More

3 Factors That Keep Churches Small

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I've worked with hundreds of churches over the last few years. Some large. Some small. Many somewhere in between. In my travels I've learned what keeps many churches small. It's not theology. It's not financial resources. Instead, I've noticed 3 factors in churches that keep growing (and the opposite in those who don't):       1. An earnest desire for leaders to keep learning new skills       2. A relentless commitment to reach out to those far from God        3. An effective strategy for evangelism and discipleship I'm not saying every church that does these things grows to 10,000 people, ... Read More

Branding Your Church For Growth

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Branding is such a buzzword these days that I'd love to just write it off all together. The problem is, branding matters. Most people think branding is your logo, colors, and website design. It's so much more... Your branding is the story you're telling your community about who you are what you stand for. It's how you explain to people who have never attended the ways you're able to serve them. I know this, I work with hundreds of churches every year and many times, the branding is saying something the church doesn't want to say. And this becomes a barrier to new people to attend. You need ... Read More

It was 2 Years ago Today…

Bob FranquizUncategorized

We're celebrating 2 years of equipping Pastors and churches at church-strategies.com!  I'm blown away by all that God has done in these 2 years. We've coached over 150 Pastors and resourced nearly 3,000 churches in that time.  It has been my honor to serve so many leaders and share what we've learned at Calvary. I think I've learned more from all of you than you've learned from me.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're putting just about everything in our store on sale for 40% off! Just use the code 2years during checkout.  Here's a same of the resources that are ... Read More

Easter Follow Up Prep List

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I am getting emails daily about direct mail for Easter, but I thought I'd have you start thinking about your post-Easter follow up plans.  Here's what you're going to need to keep those you reach: 1. A strategy for help New Believers take next steps - our resource on New Believer follow up has helped 100's of churches implement a plan and see new believers stick.  2. A book to help new believers take their first few steps - This little book that I wrote is being used by churches all over the country to help solidify new believers in ... Read More

Tools to Help you Maximize Easter!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Just a quick update to let you know that all of our Evangelism and Outreach resources are 25% off! Use the code easter11 at checkout and the discount will apply. This Easter, too many churches are going to spend way too much money for way too little results! That's why we're doing this sale: to put the resources in your hands to make this Easter your biggest yet! Check out the sale on these resources! Direct Mail Secrets (normally $89.95) only $67.46 with 25% off discount! Digital Evangelism (Normally $69.95) only $52.35 with 25% off discount! 21st Century Outreach Strategies ... Read More