4 Keys to Maximizing the Summer

Bob FranquizLeadership

Summer is here in Miami.

That means temperatures that reach “surface of the sun” levels and daily rain at 3PM.

That also means a season where we focus on deepening and training our congregation.

Lots of churches batten down the hatches and hunker down, praying for Fall to arrive.

We take a different approach.

Not only in our strategic outreach, but in our investment into our church and each other.

So here’s 4 things you can do this Summer that will bring depth and health to your church: 

#1 – Theology Classes – every summer we host what we call “Calvary Institute”, where we focus on classes that train our congregation theologically. These classes run anywhere from 6-8 weeks in length. our church loves them and it’s a great time to mature the believers in your church who want to grow.

#2 – Small Group Leader Training – We run our Small Group Leader training throughout the year, but our Summer session is always well attended. This is a 6 week class that teaches potential group leaders how to be an effective Small Group leader. We created an entire resource on the subject here. 

#3 – Vacation – We encourage our staff to take vacation over the summer. There are other times of the year that are blocked out and we don’t allow anyone to take vacation, but summer is a time when we want the staff to get some rest and enjoy their kids while they’re out of school.

#4 – Personal Development – We encourage our team to read more, listen to more programs, and attend an event geared towards leadership or personal development over the Summer. If certain ministries are slower during the summer, this is a great time to invest in yourself.

In fact, this is exactly why we decided to host the “Breaking 500 Bootcamp” in August in Orlando, FL at Disney World. Well, the fact that it’s at Disney World helps too 🙂

You can learn more about our Breaking 500 Bootcamp by clicking here