My Most Embarrassing Preacher Moment

Bob FranquizChurch

I ever tell you about my most humiliating preacher moment?

It was December of 2000. I was a younger preacher, 3 months into planting my church.

It was our first Christmas Eve service and I put in about 35 hours prepping a 30 minute holiday message. So the day came and I preached my heart out. I taught on the meaning of Christmas and when the end of the message came, I gave an invitation for people to invite Jesus into their lives.


I clarified the Gospel more.

Created more urgency and then cast the net again and invited people to raise their hands if they wanted to come to know Jesus.


There’s an old preacher saying: If you haven’t struck oil in 30 minutes, stop drilling.


Instead, I started my entire Gospel presentation over, repeated everything I had stated again and gave the invitation and painful third time…


I was demoralized. In fact, I didn’t give another Gospel invitation for almost 6 months after that fateful Christmas Eve debacle.

Now, fast forward 11 years later:

Today people are getting saved at Calvary every week.

(We’ve seen over 1,000 first time decisions in the last 18 months!).

We never hear “crickets” anymore when we ask people if they want to come to know Jesus.

We never worry about funding our missions and projects.

And, we’re having more FUN than ever.

How?What’s the big secret?

Well, I’m a SIMPLE man (I cannot do complicated), and I can tell you the “secret” is very simple: Just create a culture of evangelism in your church and learn the skills for effective evangelistic preaching.

It’s a LOT easier than you may think.

In fact, it’s so simple you can learn it in just a few short hours.

If you’d like to learn how, then December’s Outreach Ninja coaching session is on how to mobilize your church for Christmas Eve and deliver evangelistic messages that get huge results. We’re going to walk you through the 6 most important, don’t leave home without it factors that make or break evangelistic preaching.

Christmas Eve is too important to just “wing it” and hope the message connects.

Instead, for the next 30 days you can test drive 100% of Outreach Ninja for 50% of the normal investment.

We’re going to teach you how to make this Christmas the most evangelistically explosive in your church’s history!

So put your helmet on and head over to