Monday Proflections – November 10, 2008

Here’s what’s happening with Church Leader Insights and me this week that may be of interest to you: Monday – I’m in Lakeland, Florida today speaking at the Florida Baptist Convention Pastors Conference.  My sermon is based on the wise farmer in Mark 4:3-20. Tuesday –  Watch your email today for the Church Leader Insights newsletter today.  I share seven … Read More


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Church Pitfalls (Part 5)

Bob Franquiz, Guest Blogger: #5 – I thought I knew everything – Just about every church planter I’ve ever met is a little cocky. Some are just confident in their calling and others are down right arrogant. I was a punk kid who thought he knew everything when I really knew nothing. I believe one of the greatest assets of … Read More


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Church Pitfalls (Part 4)

Bob Franquiz, Guest Blogger: #4 – I was trying to be someone else – Here’s what I didn’t realize when I first started in ministry, that Jesus didn’t save us to clone us. God created you to be you. When we started our church, I was 26 years old, and I was desperate to know how a Senior Pastor acted. … Read More


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Church Pitfalls (Part 3)

Bob Franquiz, Guest Blogger: #3 – I had a hard time saying “no” – When we stated Calvary Fellowship, the last thing I wanted to do was say no when someone asked me something. What resulted was getting roped into commitments I didn’t want to be part of, agreeing to start ministries I didn’t feel called to, and allow people … Read More


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Church Pitfalls (Part 2)

Bob Franquiz, guest blogger: #2 – An Unclear Vision – Churches that aren’t sure why they exist tend to simply find out what another church’s passion is and adopt that as their vision. The problem with trying to take someone else’s vision is the same problem with as trying to date another man’s wife: she’s already taken. Taking another church’s … Read More


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Church Pitfalls (Part 1)

Bob Franquiz, guest blogger: When we started Calvary Fellowship in 2000, we made so many mistakes. This week I’m going to share a few of those. #1 – Conference “Confusion” – This is a illness that church planters (and many young pastors) get. They go to a conference and get really excited about the host church, the speakers, and the … Read More


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Monday Proflections – November 3, 2008

I’ll be criss-crossing the country this week between NY, CA and FL.  Here’s what’s happening that may be of interest to you: Monday – I’ll be in the office very early today as I’m sending over the final draft of my next book to my new publisher (Baker Books) before 10am today.  The book is about the evangelism system and … Read More


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Managing Wealth

Today I’m co-teaching a message entitled “How Do I Manage Wealth?” at The Journey – Manhattan. This is the first time I’ve ever addressed the subject of wealth.  Should be fun.  I’m co-teaching with Adam Bishop, our Groups Pastor (for some thoughts on co-teaching, click here). In part of the sermon, I reference www.GlobalRichList.com – if you think your salary … Read More


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