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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Christmas Offering Documents and Envelope

Yesterday we talked about my free report on “How to Conduct a Christmas Offering.” Today I wanted to share with you the packets we created to promote our Christmas Offering.  I’m not sharing these documents because we got it ‘perfect!’  By no means.  Instead, this document may help you with language and formating for your offering. On Sunday I’m going … Read More


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How to Conduct a Christmas Offering

Last week I released my latest report entitled “How to Conduct A Christmas Offering.” Its been the fastest downloaded report I’ve offered (over 1000 people in a few days!).  If you haven’t snagged your copy yet, grab it now (its not too late to plan a Christmas Offering) – its FREE: HOW TO CONDUCT A CHRISTMAS OFFERING FREE REPORT LINK … Read More


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Third Quarter Giving Letters (Free Downloads)

As promised, here’s our Third Quarter Giving letter.  Right click below to download: Main 2-Page Economic Hope Letter from me Small Church Stat Insert from Kerrick (Note: These may not be the final versions we actually mailed – they were proofed and designed on letterhead before the final two-color printing.  Thank God for proof readers!) We sent the two letters … Read More


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