We are going to Nicaragua this summer for a mission trip and we are in full fundraising mode. I spoke at a church yesterday and they paid me (like most churches) for my preaching. I immediately put the money in for our Nicaragua trip and was thankful God blessed me with an opportunity to speak and to contribute to the overall trip. By the grace of God Heather and I are half way there with plenty of time left to raise the remaining.
So what does that have to do with you? I set a goal for the mission team to raise $10k by the time we leave and so far we have raised $2765 (See our fundraising page here). That means we are a quarter of the way there. I want to help raise the money for the mission trip by offering my services to other churches. I would like to speak for your youth group retreat, lectureship, weekend seminar, church service when the preacher is absent, family retreat, Wednesday night class, high-school reunion, leadership retreat or whatever. The effort is to raise money for the trip but also to provide you with a service that could be catered to whatever type of need you might have. My areas of interests include (but are not limited to):
- Youth Ministry (This is really where my heart is): Design, Culture, Training, Organizing, Conflict, Systems Theory, etc.
- Youth Culture: Having a Biblical Worldview, Adolescent Issues, Family Dynamics, Social Media, Teenagers in Pain (Suicide, Depression, Cutting, Sex Addictions, Porn Addictions, etc.)
- Theological Topics: Trinity, What does the bible mean for me today?, Church and Kingdom, Sin, Idolatry, Salvation, Mission of God and His People (i.e., Evangelism).
- Textual Studies
Anything you can pick I can try to speak on. In no way does that make me an expert and I will be blunt if I cannot speak on certain things. If nobody wants to take this offer then that is perfectly fine. I am OK with that. I just wanted to throw this out there as an option. Below is an example of a lesson I did with #Hashtag this past summer. It was a neat project but you can see my style of speaking. I have spoken for numerous churches, Heritage Christian University Youth Ministry Lectures, Freed-Hardeman University Lectureship (Youth and Main Sessions), Revival Youth Minister’s Retreat, Numerous Youth Rallies, Evangelism University, Southern Evangelism Conference and other venues. You can email me at “firstname.lastname@example.org” if you would like to throw some dates out. Keep in mind, I help you but also this helps 30+ go to Nicaragua. Let me know if I can help.
Also, don’t ask me to speak if you feel sorry for me. If you feel sorry then just donate some money to the cause and invite someone else to speak. I think I can help but want you to feel comfortable.
“Know Who You Are” – Series I did for #Hashtag on Ephesians
Youth Ministry 6.3 – YouTube channel where I interviewed a bunch of people in and around Youth Ministry.
Downloadable Classes and Lessons:
PNEUMATOLOGY 101 – Class taught about the Holy Spirit
Life of David (Part 1) – Teacher Lessons – Lessons taught on the Life of King David
Who is God (Teacher’s Lessons) – Series Taught about the nature of God