I want to do everything I can to exceed your expectations. This page is put together to prevent misunderstanding and make sure we are all on the same page.
To have a successful time, I will need:
- A Powerpoint projector and screen set up.
- Control of advancing of the slides. I have over 120 slides and saying, “Next” will be really distracting. There are many ways to handle this include: plugging the powerpoint into my laptop or putting the presentation on the church computer but putting the advancing device in my hands. If this is an issue, I need to know about it immediately so that we can figure out a workaround.
- A table in the back to layout some books/booklets for sale. In addition, I will bring my own reference books for perusal.
- An assistant to help with selling items.
- A podium to put my notes on. Depending on the size of the group, I like to be on the floor so that I can engage the audience and look back at the powerpoint projection. A music stand works fine.
- A wireless mic so that I can move around. This is not absolutely necessary but really makes the presentation more lively.
1. Come to the seminar on time, prayed up and ready to go.
2. Publicize the event in his circles.
3. Deliver the material in a compassionate, pastoral way.
4. Be willing and able to talk with others who have questions.
The host church/group will:
1. Actively pray for the event in the months leading up the seminar and encourage the congregation to pray.
2. Actively promote the event in their church and network of churches.
3. Have senior leadership support.
4. Provide the essentials in the above list.
5. Provide any agreed upon travel expenses as soon as they are incurred.
6. Provide any agreed upon honorarium in a timely manner (See Chap for how the check should be made out).
The following are two bios that might be helpful for you. The first is for a general audience. The second is targeted at a homeschool audience.
Chap Bettis is the executive director of The Apollos Project, a ministry dedicated to helping parents pass the gospel to their children. For 25 years previous, he was lead pastor of a New England church plant. He and his wife, Sharon, have four children and reside in Rhode Island. Chap is the author of Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied and numerous booklets on family life. You can find him on Twitter or blogging at TheApollosProject.com
Chap Bettis is the founder and executive director of The Apollos Project, a ministry dedicated to helping parents disciple their children. He has a gift for bringing the word of God and the gospel to bear on family discipleship. He and his wife, Sharon, have homeschooled their four children, currently 23, 21, 19, 1. As a pastor in New England for the past 25 years, Chap understands both the word of God and the everyday issues of family life. In addition, Chap grew up in a Christian home and wrestled with questions about the faith. As an apologetics teacher for the past 10 years, he understands and has helped numerous young people overcome those nagging questions.