Invite Us to Speak Managing Mutual Expectations - Our Invitation Policies

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Rita and I, or just myself, are available to speak and minister at your conference, church, home group or organic church setting. Our church experience has been mostly in smaller groups and we understand, and are very sympathetic to, the economic challenges associated with smaller groups hosting guest ministry.

To help manage expectations, here’s our basic policy: We will come to any size group if our travel, accommodation, and food costs are covered, and if individuals in your group are honestly informed that an offering will be taken for costs ABOVE travel, etc. We also ask that hosting entities EDUCATE folks that it is REASONABLE for EVERYONE to give SOMETHING, no matter how small, to help defray the costs of the event. This is just basic family-life and love together. In a family, everyone shares the burden, at some level. I don’t want to abuse groups to rape and pillage them for money. However, neither do I want to be abused, raped, and pillaged for the virtue of Christ in me. Frankly, that happens frequently. Abuse rolls both ways. I hate leaders who violate people for money. I also hate “Christian freeloaders,” who think they should get something for nothing.

We have also found that folks can be kind of clueless, or have no reasonable frame of reference for what a respectable offering might be for, let’s say a weekend’s worth of ministry (Fri evening – Sunday evening). To help manage expectations and educate, here is a reasonable giving guideline for offerings above expenses: $500.00 would be somewhat minimal, $1,500 good, and anything above that becomes the increase of generosity in love.

I pastored a small traditional church of about 25 blue collar families. We were not a wealthy congregation. We always gave between $1,500-$2,000 for a weekend’s worth of ministry. How? We trained people to be generous when they received high quality ministry. We were often told we were more generous than many churches that were ten or one hundred times numerically larger than ourselves. That was a compliment we treasured. Generosity is a state of mind that can be cultivated. When I pastored very small home groups, we would be lucky if we could squeeze out $300.00. I get it. If you are really in a difficult situation financially, let’s talk.

We would love to serve you to the degree you would allow us to impart what God has given us of the increase of His Person and His Kingdom in apostolic and prophetic dimensions. If you are interested, contact us at stephcros9@aol.com and let’s begin a dialogue. We normally would need at least three months advance notice to schedule an event, and often times, more than that! We look forward to hearing from you.

16 comments on “Invite Us to Speak Managing Mutual Expectations - Our Invitation Policies

    • Thank you for your kind invitation, but I do not have the financial means to be able to come to Kenya. We do plan to make some video seminars available soon that if you had access to an internet cafe, that perhaps you could join us. If you wish I can let you know when these opportunities might be available.

  1. Dear Pastor!

    Greetings in The Jesus Name. I like to contact you concerning Reaching India for Christ to bring the Untold, Untouched and Unsaved. I believe in Divine connections because God is making Divine connections to Manifest His Glory to fill the earth. First of all I may introduce myself to you, I am Pastor Solomon Living in South India and I am serving the lord in full time with unique vision from God which He revealed to me in my personal prayers and given to me by the Holy Spirit. I am sure this is TRUE VISION FROM OUR TRUE GOD ALMIGHTY BY THE HOLY SPIRIT HE REVEALED TO ME. The part of the Vision God gave me is preaching the TRUE GOSPEL, The Church Planting in all Unreached areas and Church Growth, Making Disciples teaching and Training to God’s Chosen people to send them out to Occupy for Christ. Also Several things God showed me as well. If it is God’s will for us to work together for Christ, I would like you to be the part of God’s revealed plan for India, I ask you this because without being under the true leader, under the Anointing that He carry, any one may not be matured or successful, Because I know the value of the covering of the True Leadership I have learned especially from the lives of Elijah and Elisha in the Bible. Can you Assist us and teach us, train us for us to learn and mature in order for us to be where God want’s us to be to fulfill the call of God in my life and the plans of God for India. Would you please come to India to teach us and Impart into our lives. Please! be the part of God’s revealed Plans for India. I look forward to hear from you soonest.

    For Christ
    Ps. Solomon
    India
    Mobile: +91-9849778777

  2. Dear brethren in Christ, our hearts is spiritually touched with your encouragement reading from your website kindly please share more with us and help us with your teaching materials for they will help us in our fellowship and win more souls to Christ Jesus we pray request you kindly if you have Bibles to send to us that Lord will lead you to come and share the word of God with us we hope that God bless us to share more in his kingdom and pray for the orphans who worship with as. Happy to read from you in Jesus name.. Yours in the lord , PASTOR Ontiri

  3. First and foremost,i am so glad today to discover your website,i am the senior pastor of Come and See mMinistry based in Zambia-africa.I would like to thank God for the Vision which He has given you to work in collaboration with otherChurches,assisting pastors to climb their level,i will continue praying for your progress:Materially;Financially and spiritually.I am hereby requesting you by the grace of God,if it will be possible this year for you to travel to my Country zambia holding Believers Conference and Church leaders Seminars,i will be able to take you also to Congo DR doing the same.Thanks for your time,may God richly bless you,waiting to hear from you.

  4. First and foremost,i am so glad today to discover your website,i am the senior pastor of Come and See Ministry based in Zambia-Africa.I would like to thank God for the Vision which He has given you to work in collaboration with other Churches,assisting pastors to climb their level,i will continue praying for your progress:Materially;Financially and spiritually.I am hereby requesting you by the grace of God,if it will be possible this year for you to travel to my Country Zambia holding Believers Conference and Church leaders Seminars,i will be able to take you also to Congo DR doing the same.Thanks for your time,may God richly bless you,waiting to hear from you.

  5. hello steve

    I am trying to find a more relational group

    I have met with Vince Coakely and yourself before

    I need a more intentional group that meets more than monthly

    I know Jeff in York and am not interested in that group

    I haven’t been able to connect with Lyn and the Mooresville people

    Please give me a link to any organic type groups in this area

    I have even driven to Hickory ; that is not a real good fit

    I do prefer a more spirit filled type group

    Thanks for your help, Greg

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