Q & A: How Do I Search this Blog

Here’s a frequently asked question about searching our blog: Is there a search box somewhere on the churchleaderinsights.com website? I wanted to try to search for a blog article to see if you’ve written on a particular subject, but couldn’t find one. Is there anyway to do that? We have a product search function in our store and we archive … Read More


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Q & A: Small Groups and Accountability

Here’s a frequently asked question about semester-based small groups: If groups operate on a semester system and everyone rotates groups, how do you manage accountability? Kerrick Thomas, co-author of Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups and Executive Pastor at The Journey, answers the question: Thank you for your question about “accountability” in a semester-based small group system.  I’ll … Read More


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Q & A: How Does a Church Plant Obtain 501(c)3 Status

Here’s a frequently asked question we receive from church planters: Do you have any resources available on applying for 501(c) 3 status. when to, how to, etc.?  I would like donations to our church plant and tithes to be tax deductable. Scott Whitaker, Director of Training and Events for CLI answers: You have a great question.  We encourage church planters … Read More


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Q & A: How to respond to the financial crisis?

The most frequently asked question I’ve received over the last two months is: How am I to lead my church during this financial crisis?  How do I prepare?  What do I need to do and not do? To listen to my answer to this question, check out my latest podcast: HOW TO LEAD YOUR CHURCH DURING THE FINANCIAL CRISIS (Download … Read More


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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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