Throughout the year there are lots of opportunities for me to travel and speak or teach. Obviously I'm asked to just come and preach. I am happy to do that. I like to work with a theme or a special day and am especially fond of Youth Rallies and Retreats. In addition to the regular preaching, I do have experience in some specialty areas. Here is a sampling of the kinds of seminars offered:
Raising Spiritually Self Reliant Young People
This is the philosophical nuts and bolts of my approach to youth ministry or as it has been called Family Based Youth Ministry.
Included in these presentations are discussions of Youth Ministry, Bible Classes, Activities, Parenting, Crisis Intervention, and Curriculum Ideas.
Our 4-6 session seminar dealing with marriage strengthening and crisis intervention. This can be done in a weekend or depending on the distance to your venue in a series of Wednesday Nights. Material in these lessons are based on 16 years in private practice as a therapist and 30+ years of working with churches as a Youth and Family Minister.
FIREFIGHTING FOR SHEPHERDS
Congregational Elders are often thrown into the deep end of the crisis pool and are overwhelmed with the kinds of presenting problems that face their flock. I am happy to share with your leadership the "tool kit" I use to help them assess, intervene and prevent some of the fires that crop up among their members. This is not a substitute for counseling but helps apply biblical wisdom to many of the counseling situations Elders may face.
EXPERIENCED BASED LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING
If you can't come to our Challenge Course we can bring some of the low elements and initiative activities to you. This seminar is designed to take place in a large open area (gym or fellowship hall) so that there is lots of area to move. This is hands on learning by experience, interaction and application.
Yeah I know. It's a little weird but I do offer my philosophy on pure self defense: Ideally it should be, "I can keep you from hurting me without having to hurt you." But in reality I may have to hurt you to keep you from hurting me. Or more aptly put to render you unable to hurt me. Although I am not a highly ranked student (Purple Belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Brandon Mccaghren) I do offer a perspective that is unique to the martial arts world. There is no magic bullet or secret system just some fundamentals of body movement, mechanics, leverage and common sense. Dictate the use of space between us. Space Equals Escape. Contact Equals Control. Control the Head, Hips and Hands control the Man. Control the Head control the Body. Obviously this is for small groups and VERY hands on. This is not about learning to fight but rather learning how to not fight or ending a fight within reason.