About speaking engagements.....
Do you ever speak at churches or other events?
I speak as often as I can and usually whenever anyone asks, although we always make it a matter of prayer before accepting. Over the years I've spoken at churches, associational meetings, conferences, and various events. I've even filled the pulpit on Sunday mornings from time to time. Usually the only problems we run into concern my schedule and the traveling that may be required.
Does anyone else in Ciloa ever speak at churches or other events?
Yes. We are blessed to have several who speak are various functions and also are gifted Bible teachers. It is almost impossible to encourage someone without from time to time touching on theological issues. After all, the ultimate goal of Biblical encouragement
What topics do you typically cover when you speak?
Usually when I speak it has to do with Ciloa, the ministry we have here, and the role of encouragement within the Church. Other topics that I frequently touch on are Christian integrity, reconciliation, and especially our calling to take a stand as Christians.
Have much would it cost for you to come speak to us?
It varies. We try to have our expenses covered, such as travel and lodging. Anything else is what the host may want to donate to Ciloa, whether that is a set amount or through a love offering. But we don't want anything concerning costs to keep people from asking. Sometimes a church or group has very little to offer. We have to be good stewards of what God has given us, so in those cases, we pray and see what God wants us to do. Sometimes we have the funds to help out. Sometimes we don't. But if God wants us there, He will get us there.