Just like the human body, there are telltale signs of health. Blood pressure at 120/80. Body temperature at 98.6. In the same way, there are signs of a church’s health that we can discover, monitor, and correct. Sunday attendance and the weekly offering only paint part of the picture. There are other markers that leaders must be monitoring to ensure the health of the congregation they lead.
Too many church leaders believe health and growth happen by accident. That’s not true. Church health happens when leaders are diligent in leading and feeding their congregations well. Church Growth happens when leaders are intentional about reaching those who are outside the four walls of the church.
If we want to be leaders who lead growing, healthy churches, we need to be healthy and growing ourselves in our leadership and gifts.
Bob Franquiz is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Calvary Fellowship in Miramar, FL. Bob is also the author of seven books, including Pull: Making your Church Magnetic and Begin: First Steps for the Journey of Faith. Prior to entering Pastoral ministry, Bob played guitar for Christian Hardcore band Strongarm; a band that has been called one of the best Christian Metal bands of all time.
Prior to planting Calvary Fellowship, Bob served as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, one of the 10 largest churches in the U.S. Most importantly, Bob considers his greatest achievement as marrying his “just out of high school” sweetheart, Carey, in 1997. Together, they have three beautiful children, Mia, Alexander and Olivia
Focused Family Ministrywith Mike Goddard and Mike Baker Most churches are missing a great opportunity to connect with the next generation. In this breakout, Mike and Mike will share their strategy to partner with parents to reach and train up the younger generation of the church.
Technology For Worship:Audio, Video, Lighting with Jordan Hardison Creating impactful worship services goes beyond the platform to the Tech Booth. We’ll discuss practical, scalable ideas for the best practices in Audio, Video Production, and Lighting Design.
A Prayer Strategy that Works with Kyle Bailey Learn how to think through the big picture of each church’s mission and then develop a prayer strategy that undergirds it. As Oswald Chambers says, “Prayer does not equip us for greater works; prayer is the greater work.” People in our churches all understand the importance of prayer. They all want to pray more, but they also need more direction. Let’s give people in our churches prayer tools that give them the focus and direction we all need.
Freedom Journeywith Roger Ball How the epidemic of addiction is affecting the Body of Christ and how the church can join Jesus in treatment. In Matthew 11:28 Jesus gave an open invitation to those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups to come to Him. Today we call this process discipleship.
A Simple Way to Share the Gospel with John Gizze Every day we have dozens of conversations that have the potential to turn into gospel conversations. Learn how to use our 3 Circles life conversation guide to naturally tell others about the hope we have in the gospel of Jesus.
Multiplying Groupswith Tim O'Carroll Sunday School, Missional Communities, Growth Groups, Life Groups, or Small Groups—no matter what we call them, groups are the best relational context to spur people’s spiritual growth. Discover how to create groups, train leaders, and multiply disciples by living on mission.
Thinking Through Your Brand Process with Mark Macdonald To connect with your community, the church needs to be known for something relevant. A communication thread that becomes your brand. Establishing and controlling it properly requires a strategy and process. Is it the same as a mission and vision? Can branding be missional? Is it just a logo? Let’s discuss these and more in this upbeat and practical presentation to show you what you need to do to improve communications in your church.
When and Where?
Sharper Conference will be held at Freedom Church in Vero Beach. We are so excited to see you!