When we visit your church, these are some general expectations.
First and foremost, we come with the expectation and desire to exalt Christ. We sincerely hope that each person will be motivated to think of Jesus Christ long after we are gone. The ministry is not about self promotion, merchandising, donor lists, etc. The focus of this ministry is to call attention to the return of Jesus Christ, proclaim the Gospel to those who are lost, and encourage believers to boldly share the love of Christ.
We are coming to supplement the ministry of the local church. Therefore, we are happy to work with the pastor and local leadership to help in any way possible. Invitations may be accepted for preaching ministry (Ken), women's conferences (Jennifer), leading praise and worship, or simply sharing a few songs and testimonial comments. We will also be involved in personal evangelism during our stay in your city or country. We definitely have an urgent message of love and grace to declare. Ministry should begin at the airport.
God's will is our desire and prayer.
Specific financial demands are generally not made. We are not currently dependent on offerings for our personal day-to-day living expenses.
However, offerings do allow us to increase our worldwide outreach. Travel is expensive, but many small churches in foreign locations have very limited financial resources. In many third world countries, it is more important for us contribute to the local church and take none of their resources. Furthermore, there may be legal issues with regard to accepting money in certain countries. Occasionally, it is only possible to obtain a tourist visa. Therefore, the receipt of finances may be tightly regulated.
Travel Arrangements and Accommodations
For domestic travel in the southeastern United States with a radius of two hundred miles or less, we will frequently drive.
Scheduling of domestic and international transportation and hotels will generally be made by our office, booked and paid in advance.
If we do not use a rental vehicle at the destination, local transportation to the service would certainly be appreciated.
We place a high value on fellowship in the body of Christ. We look forward to meeting the leadership, members, and visitors of the church.
If we share a meal together, Jennifer and I are allergic to shrimp. Therefore, we generally avoid shellfish altogether. We realize that churches may have other scheduled obligations after the service and we are flexible. On occasion, we may be traveling some distance between a morning and evening service.
If we are driving our SUV, we will be equipped with a sound system adequate for a medium sized facility up to 700-1000 people. Our rack is prewired and our system only requires 10-15 minutes setup time. We may use our system for monitors and provide a feed or use the local church system completely.
If we a traveling by air, a local sound system or amplifier will be needed. We will only be equipped with a Tascam DR-05 digital player. We will have adapter cables for 1/8" stereo, 1/4" stereo, RCA stereo, 1/4" mono, and XLR mono output.