Episode 149 - Conversations with Passion - Corey Poirier Interview pt 2

January 19th, 2018

Episode 149 Show Notes for Corey Poirier Interview

 “Conversations with Passion”

Hello Everyone Everywhere – this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau and I want to thank you for joining us today as we are in another DUAL BROADCAST of the Everything Church Related podcast and the Kingdom Cross Roads podcast…and, are you ready for this???  We are not just doing a Dual Broadcast – today, we are doing a TRIPLE Broadcast interview – so you KNOW we have something special going on! AMEN!  In addition to our two regular podcasts, beginning in January 2018, (this is being recorded in mid-December 2017, if you are listening later), We are going to publish this interview on a NEW PODCAST called “Bridge to Millions” – a Christian themed, interview based podcast that talks to successful Christian business people that have managed to transcend the perceived “gulf” between their Faith and being successful in the business world.

On today’s program, I have just such a man. Corey Poirier is a modern day Napoleon Hill! He is an author / researcher and Corey Poirier has personally interviewed more than 4,000 of the world's top achievers, with a goal of bringing that exclusive insight to his clients from the stage every week.

Corey is a multiple-time TEDx Speaker, International Bestselling Author, Top Rated Personal and Professional Development Show Host, he appears regularly on television, on radio and in print, he writes for publications like Entrepreneur.com, and he has shared the bill with the likes of Stephen MR Covey, Deepak Chopra and General Rick Hillier.

If a person has a desire to make an impact in the world by speaking from a - What is the number one thing a person can do to secure a paid speaking gig?

What kind of mistakes should they avoid making?

How does comedy factor into your presentations?

Let’s talk about someone who has a message, but they do not know how to go about getting booked to speak. Can briefly outline the steps the person should take in doing so?

What is the importance of securing a TEDx talk in furthering your career?

Do you need special training to secure a TEDx talk?

How can a person, basically leverage their speaking, to help the grow their business or to establish their brand, etc.?

Should a person establish their brand before trying to grow their business?

Corey, I could go on and on – but we are about out of time for today. If a person wanted to reach out to you, to ask a question or even to do an interview like this – how can reach out to you?

 RESOURCES:

Website:  www.thatspeakerguy.com    

www.thespeakingprogram.com

 www.coreypoirier.com

Email: thatspeakerguy@gmail.com

Book: The Book of How and Why

 

 

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Episode 148 - Conversations with Passion - Corey Poirier Interview pt 1

January 18th, 2018

Episode 148 Show Notes for Corey Poirier Interview

“Conversations with Passion”

Hello Everyone Everywhere – this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau and I want to thank you for joining us today as we are in another DUAL BROADCAST of the Everything Church Related podcast and the Kingdom Cross Roads podcast…and, are you ready for this???  We are not just doing a Dual Broadcast – today, we are doing a TRIPLE Broadcast interview – so you KNOW we have something special going on! AMEN!  In addition to our two regular podcasts, beginning in January 2018, (this is being recorded in mid-December 2017, if you are listening later), We are going to publish this interview on a NEW PODCAST called “Bridge to Millions” – a Christian themed, interview based podcast that talks to successful Christian business people that have managed to transcend the perceived “gulf” between their Faith and being successful in the business world.

On today’s program, I have just such a man. Corey Poirier is a modern day Napoleon Hill! He is an author / researcher and Corey Poirier has personally interviewed more than 4,000 of the world's top achievers, with a goal of bringing that exclusive insight to his clients from the stage every week.

Corey is a multiple-time TEDx Speaker, International Bestselling Author, Top Rated Personal and Professional Development Show Host, he appears regularly on television, on radio and in print, he writes for publications like Entrepreneur.com, and he has shared the bill with the likes of Stephen MR Covey, Deepak Chopra and General Rick Hillier.

And he is joining us today…help me welcome to the program – Corey Poirier!

Corey, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us today…it is an honor to have you on our program.

Corey, as we get started, can you briefly tell us about the 5 Weeds in most peoples life?

I notice you “tell a story” in your presentations.  How and when did you learn to do that?

Many people think that successful people, successful business people – successful speakers – basically START that way. How did you get your start?  Were you already in a business environment that provided you all the contacts you needed to be a successful speaker?

If a person has a desire to make an impact in the world by speaking from a stage - What is the number one thing a person can do to secure a paid speaking gig?

Corey, I could go on and on – but we are about out of time for today. If a person wanted to reach out to you, to ask a question or even to do an interview like this – how can reach out to you?

RESOURCES:

Website:  www.thatspeakerguy.com    

www.thespeakingprogram.com

 www.coreypoirier.com

Email: thatspeakerguy@gmail.com

 

Book: The Book of How and Why

 

 

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Episode 147 - The Giant Killer pt 3 - Mark Hamby

January 17th, 2018

Episode 147 Show Notes for Mark Hamby Interview

Hello everyone everywhere, this Pastor Robert Thibodeau and I want to welcome you to another DUAL BROADCAST of the Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast and the Everything Church Related Podcast…so if we are doing a DUAL BROADCAST, well, you know we have something very special lined up for you today.

When we look around us, especially in western society, specifically the United States…it grieves my heart to think about the world we are leaving our children and grandchildren. I cannot fathom having to raise a family in this culture in which we live. I thank God I did not have to face the things our children face on a daily basis and somehow survive!  I mean, I made some bad choices growing up…but the bad choices I made pale in comparison to some of the things considered as “normal” in today’s society.

That is why, a few years back, I had the opportunity to partner with Lamp Lighter Ministries and present “Lamp Lighter Theatre” on Saturday mornings on our radio station, “Evangelism Radio.” You can listen to “Lamp Lighter Theatre” every Saturday from 10am to 1030am ET at www.evangelismradio.com.

Lamplighter ministries mission is to “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord, by building Christ-like character one story at a time.”

On the line with us today is Mark Hamby, the Founder and President of Lamplighter Ministries – and I want you listen to me…because Mark’s background is like so many children in today’s culture… Mark Hamby hated reading as a child. And I would venture to say that is the prevailing ideology in today’s society as well.

When Mark Hamby became a Christian at age 22, he was introduced to Christian biographies which ignited a passion in his heart for great Christian literature. He was always looking for a role model whom he could follow, someone from whom he could learn from and who would inspire and motivate him in his new life of faith. When he read his first biographies of D. L. Moody, George Mueller, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Gladys Alward, and Abraham Lincoln, he knew he had found his mentors. Amen… those are some great mentors!  Praise God.

Today, Mark is still praying the prayer of D. L. Moody: “The world has not yet seen what God can do through one man wholly committed unto Christ.”

Lamplighter Ministries now has two hundred titles published and two million copies in print! AMEN!

I just talked briefly about the culture in which we live today. You are releasing a new series called “The Giant Killer.”  Why do you believe this is so needful at a time like in which we live today?

How does this story relate to people in ministry today?

The hero of the story is named FIDES. Did I say that correctly?  Tell us the background of the hero in the story…

He develops WISDOM on his quest to defeat these giants in the land. How does he get this WISDOM?

There are several giants discussed in this story…let’s go through some of them.

The giant of SLOTH – what is that about?

You talk about anger in this story…tell us about that giant?

There is the giant of Untruth…explain…

The giant of Selfishness is definitely one that we can see operating in our society today…

The giant of HATE is very prevalent today…explain how this story takes on that giant.

What about the giant of PRIDE…how does our hero defeat this giant?

Does FIDES ever find LOVE?

There are troubles that await everyone in life…the examples in this story shows what happens when you follow pleasure and folly instead of seeking wisdom…can you give us some examples?

Now, before we close…I would like to ask you questions in what we call THE LIGHTENING ROUND. This is where I ask a question that I’ve been asked – and anyone who has been in ministry  for any length of time, has probably been asked each of these questions at some point. I will only be asking a couple off this list…but give a brief answer to each, no more than one or two minutes…are you ready?

First question: I know you are into literature…so I will ask this question – BESIDES THE BIBLE, what book are you reading right now?

Second question: What is the number one thing that held you back after hearing your call into ministry?

Third question:  I know you are releasing “The Giant Killer” – but what other major project are you working on right now?

If someone wanted to reach out to you, to your ministry, and ask a question or perhaps get some materials, etc. – how can they contact you?

RESOURCES:

Website: www.lamplighter.net

Website: www.lamplightertheatre.com

The Giant Killer CD: Amazon 

 

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Episode 146 - The Giant Killer pt 2 - Mark Hamby

January 16th, 2018

Episode 146 Show Notes for Mark Hamby Interview

Hello everyone everywhere, this Pastor Robert Thibodeau and I want to welcome you to another DUAL BROADCAST of the Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast and the Everything Church Related Podcast…so if we are doing a DUAL BROADCAST, well, you know we have something very special lined up for you today.

When we look around us, especially in western society, specifically the United States…it grieves my heart to think about the world we are leaving our children and grandchildren. I cannot fathom having to raise a family in this culture in which we live. I thank God I did not have to face the things our children face on a daily basis and somehow survive!  I mean, I made some bad choices growing up…but the bad choices I made pale in comparison to some of the things considered as “normal” in today’s society.

That is why, a few years back, I had the opportunity to partner with Lamp Lighter Ministries and present “Lamp Lighter Theatre” on Saturday mornings on our radio station, “Evangelism Radio.” You can listen to “Lamp Lighter Theatre” every Saturday from 10am to 1030am ET at www.evangelismradio.com.

Lamplighter ministries mission is to “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord, by building Christ-like character one story at a time.”

On the line with us today is Mark Hamby, the Founder and President of Lamplighter Ministries – and I want you listen to me…because Mark’s background is like so many children in today’s culture… Mark Hamby hated reading as a child. And I would venture to say that is the prevailing ideology in today’s society as well.

When Mark Hamby became a Christian at age 22, he was introduced to Christian biographies which ignited a passion in his heart for great Christian literature. He was always looking for a role model whom he could follow, someone from whom he could learn from and who would inspire and motivate him in his new life of faith. When he read his first biographies of D. L. Moody, George Mueller, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Gladys Alward, and Abraham Lincoln, he knew he had found his mentors. Amen… those are some great mentors!  Praise God.

Today, Mark is still praying the prayer of D. L. Moody: “The world has not yet seen what God can do through one man wholly committed unto Christ.”

Lamplighter Ministries now has two hundred titles published and two million copies in print! AMEN!

I just talked briefly about the culture in which we live today. You are releasing a new series called “The Giant Killer.”  Why do you believe this is so needful at a time like in which we live today?

How does this story relate to people in ministry today?

The hero of the story is named FIDES. Did I say that correctly?  Tell us the background of the hero in the story…

He develops WISDOM on his quest to defeat these giants in the land. How does he get this WISDOM?

There are several giants discussed in this story…let’s go through some of them.

The giant of SLOTH – what is that about?

You talk about anger in this story…tell us about that giant?

There is the giant of Untruth…explain…

The giant of Selfishness is definitely one that we can see operating in our society today…

The giant of HATE is very prevalent today…explain how this story takes on that giant.

What about the giant of PRIDE…how does our hero defeat this giant?

Does FIDES ever find LOVE?

If someone wanted to reach out to you, to your ministry, and ask a question or perhaps get some materials, etc. – how can they contact you?

RESOURCES:

Website: www.lamplighter.net

Website: www.lamplightertheatre.com

The Giant Killer CD: Amazon 

 

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Episode 145 - The Giant Killer pt 1 - Mark Hamby

January 15th, 2018

 Episode 145 Show Notes for Mark Hamby Interview

Hello everyone everywhere, this Pastor Robert Thibodeau and I want to welcome you to another DUAL BROADCAST of the Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast and the Everything Church Related Podcast…so if we are doing a DUAL BROADCAST, well, you know we have something very special lined up for you today.

When we look around us, especially in western society, specifically the United States…it grieves my heart to think about the world we are leaving our children and grandchildren. I cannot fathom having to raise a family in this culture in which we live. I thank God I did not have to face the things our children face on a daily basis and somehow survive!  I mean, I made some bad choices growing up…but the bad choices I made pale in comparison to some of the things considered as “normal” in today’s society.

That is why, a few years back, I had the opportunity to partner with Lamp Lighter Ministries and present “Lamp Lighter Theatre” on Saturday mornings on our radio station, “Evangelism Radio.” You can listen to “Lamp Lighter Theatre” every Saturday from 10am to 1030am ET at www.evangelismradio.com.

Lamplighter ministries mission is to “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord, by building Christ-like character one story at a time.”

On the line with us today is Mark Hamby, the Founder and President of Lamplighter Ministries – and I want you listen to me…because Mark’s background is like so many children in today’s culture… Mark Hamby hated reading as a child. And I would venture to say that is the prevailing ideology in today’s society as well.

When Mark Hamby became a Christian at age 22, he was introduced to Christian biographies which ignited a passion in his heart for great Christian literature. He was always looking for a role model whom he could follow, someone from whom he could learn from and who would inspire and motivate him in his new life of faith. When he read his first biographies of D. L. Moody, George Mueller, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Gladys Alward, and Abraham Lincoln, he knew he had found his mentors. Amen… those are some great mentors!  Praise God.

Today, Mark is still praying the prayer of D. L. Moody: “The world has not yet seen what God can do through one man wholly committed unto Christ.”

Lamplighter Ministries now has two hundred titles published and two million copies in print! AMEN!

Help me welcome to the program, Mark Hamby…Mark, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule today to visit with us.  I always start with this first question…tell us “Who Is Mark Hamby?”

Can you explain the meaning and how you took the name “Lamplighter Ministries?”

You take your mission statement from a combination of Malachi 4L6 and Luke 1:7…which reads, “To make ready a people prepared for the Lord, by building Christ like character, one story at a time.”  Can you explain that to our listeners?

If someone wanted to reach out to you, to your ministry, and ask a question or perhaps get some materials, etc. – how can they contact you?

RESOURCES:

Website: www.lamplighter.net

Website: www.lamplightertheatre.com

The Giant Killer CD: Amazon 

 

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Episode 144 - Xodus Ventures - Kalvin Evans

January 12th, 2018

Show Notes for Kalvin Evans Interview

Hello Everyone everywhere, this is Pastor Robert Thibodeau and I want to welcome you to another DUAL BROADCAST of the Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast and the Everything Church Related podcast. Now, by now you know, if we are doing a dual broadcast, then you know we have something special lined up for you today.

Are you into fitness?  Are you into wellness and healthy eating? Are you into rock climbing? Are you into kayaking or hiking? Are you into survival training and preparedness? How about a lifestyle that incorporates all three?

I have the distinct pleasure of having on the line the owner of Xodus Ventures located in the North Fork Valley in Colorado, Kalvin Evans. I met Kalvin a few weeks ago at a TEDx Wilmington event in Wilmington, Delaware. I was so impressed by his talk, I reached out and he agreed to join us today on the podcast. Let me tell you a little bit about Kalvin and you will see why I reached out…

Kalvin is the owner of Xodus Ventures, LLC. He has a passion for fitness, wellness, adventure, and changing people’s lives! Since 1998, he has been involved in fitness from leading Boot Camp workouts, Reebok Cycling Instruction and Personal Training, to Kettle Bell Training. He has also coordinated adventure trips for kids and adults since the year 2000, ranging from rock-climbing and kayaking to hiking and mountain biking!

After spending nearly 3 years at North Bay, an outdoor environmental adventure camp near Baltimore Maryland, Kalvin Evans and family relocated to Colorado to launch their fitness/adventure/survival consulting business - helping clients to get healthy, in shape, and living life as an adventure.

His goal is to create a new wave in fitness, survival, and adventure training using non-traditional forms of training. In 2011, he was selected to compete on the reality television program, “One Man Army: Fear Is Not An Option”which aired on the Discovery Channel – and I was a viewer of that program as well! Currently, he is training and running an exercise Bootcamp in Paonia, Colorado before launching a national campaign. He wants to offer retreats for individuals who are serious about reaching their health/fitness goals, offer adventure trips, and work with young people in helping them reach their potential.

Help me welcome to the program, Kalvin Evans!  Kalvin, thank you for joining us today!

Now, other than that brief bio, I always start with this question – tell us, “Who is Kalvin Evans?”

Now, your background was the military, correct?  How many years did you serve?  And I know you started you fitness career in Baltimore, Maryland – where I happen to be living at the moment…why would you give up the thriving metropolis of Baltimore and “run for the hills” of beautiful Colorado to raise a family and start your business?

You grew up in Texas…is that where you entered the Air Force? Was the military  where you started to get into Fitness? 

You also attended survival school. Tell us about that time your life and military career. How did that shape you for today.

I know I struggled when I left the military – just kind of wandering for several years…Is that what happened to you as well?

Your Faith has a lot to do with your business, correct?  Tell us about how you incorporate your Faith into your business activities and outreaches?

Now, it is not everyday I get interview a bonfide TV celebrity, so to speak, tell us about the process you went through to get your shot on the Discovery Channel program.

I remember seeing you…and I apologize for not remembering…but what happened?  How did you finish?  If I remember correctly, there were some amazing obstacle courses they had assembled, correct?

Lets shift gears a bit and talk about your business, Xodus Adventures.  Nice name!  What inspired you to choose that name?

Tell us about your family life?

Has that shaped what your business is doing in the community?

Tell us about the community outreaches you are involved with?

Tell us how our listeners can help you achieve success in this area?

Kalvin, if someone wanted to reach out to you – maybe ask some question or to do an interview such as this – or to join you on one of your adventurous training programs – how can they do that? How can they get ahold of you?

I will put all of this in the show notes as well.

RESOURCES:

Website:  www.xodusadventures.com

Email:  xodusadventures@gmail.com

  

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Episode 143 - The World To Love and The World Not To Love - Dr. Horace Allen

January 11th, 2018

 Episode 129 Show Notes for Dr. Horace Allen Interview

On today’s broadcast, my guest has written a book that, when I was reading it…stirred something on the inside of me – something I knew was there…something that I had tried on numerous occasions to teach and to share…but never really putting the right words together to accomplish what Dr. Horace Allen has done in his book, “The World to Love and The World “NOT” To Love.”

There are two worlds--God's Creation and the present world system. God loves His creation and has a restoration plan for it. But the world's system organized under the direct influence of the devil is in direct opposition to God. Horace E. Allen reveals the true nature of the world we should not love.

Folks, Social and political correctness have replaced God's standard of righteousness. The result is a world system that is in constant moral, social, and ethical decline. This declining moral system -  is constantly being redesigned by man's imagination in order to accommodate his unrestrained and sinful desires. And we can see that being displayed today - everyday…What was once immoral - is now accepted “as normal!”

Christians who are determined to maintain biblical standards of morality are put on the defensive -  and labeled as being “intolerant.”

Understanding the true nature of the world God created - and this world's system - will help us to make the right choices to live God's way. Amen!

There is a clear line between what is godly and what is ungodly. Likewise, there should be a difference between the standards of believers and those of nonbelievers. In His book, “The World to Love and Not to Love”  Dr. Allen is able to give readers clarity about the dividing line - between the secular and spiritual worlds.

Dr. Horace Allen is licensed in New York State as a professional marriage and family therapist with a B.S. degree in psychology from New York Institute of Technology; M.S. degree in counseling from St. John’s University of Queens, and a D. Min from Andersonville Baptist Seminary.

He served as senior pastor at the East End Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York for thirty-four years. AMEN! Glory to God!  Dr. Allen is now semi-retired and living in Florida, where he conducts seminars, speaks at conferences and maintains his therapy practice through video and telephone sessions. He and his wife of fifty- two years have two children and two grandchildren.

Folks, help me welcome to the program, Dr. Horace Allen…amen! 

I have to ask you, Dr. Allen…how long did it take you to write this book?

How did you decide on the topic of the Two World System?

I was ready to jump out of my seat when I read, in just the first chapter, the subject line that reads:  God Loved the Social Order He Designed; We Should Not Love What it Has Become!  AMEN!  When I read that, my Sprit came alive on the inside of me!  You got me hooked right there to go through your book…because I’ve been trying for years, in preaching and teaching to discuss that issue…but never in the light of “God created the social order and man is trying to re-create it” – How did you come to see that?

Now, explain to our listeners how you explained “God created man in His image and likeness.”  The way you explain this opens up so much understanding…at least in my mind and spirit…

You explain in you book, how Satan and his angels were cast down to earth…and you go on to explain that they are HERE, with us, and operating in this world’s system of government.  I believe we can see the effects of their influence all around us as well. Explain to our listeners about the “Two Systems Under Which ALL People Live.”

One section in your book really caught my attention. Can you explain to our listeners what you mean by “Man is comfortable living in Spiritual Darkness?”

Jesus taught that He did not come to condemn the world because it was condemned already…when did the world become condemned?

Can you explain how, in your words, the “world sets its own standards of righteousness?”

On TV almost every night now, we see so called protestors, actually they are just rioters, tearing down statues, getting in the face of the police and anyone that disagrees with anything they have to say…This goes hand in hand with the section in your book that says, “”The world estranged from God seeks to silence anyone who disagrees with them.”

Now, that statement, I take it, that you wrote this section of the book prior to any of the recent events on television…correct?  So, how do Christians counter the effects of these attempts to silence us?

I love the way you covered Capital Punishment in your book…can you explain why you referenced as a way to uphold man’s nobility?

What drives the arguments for and against Capital Punishment?

Can you give us some examples of Christian Living and Worldly Living?

How can Christians today turn the tide that has swept this nation for the last few generations, turning this once Godly nation into a nation of lawlessness and immorality?

Dr. Allen, I want to thank you again for taking the time to come on or program…is your book available on Amazon?

RESOURCES:

Email: herevallen@aol.com    

Book:

“The World to Love and Not to Love” on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zdyrca

 

 

 

 

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Episode 142 - Profit Mandate - Trudy Beerman

January 10th, 2018

Show Notes for Trudy Beerman

Hello everyone everywhere, this is Pastor Robert Thibodeau and I want to welcome you to another DUAL BROADCAST of the “Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast” and the “Everything Church Related Podcast” – which you know, if we are bringing you a dual broadcast then we have something special lined up for you today.  But, I have something even better than that…beginning in January 2018 (which the time of this airing is December 2017, in case you are listening to us at a later time) – we are beginning a new podcast called “Bridge to Millions.” This podcast will be an interview based podcast where we interview successful Christian business people and they will explain how they bridged the perceived gap between their Faith and being successful in business.  And today’s guest fits this bill exactly!  Which means, in actuality, we are bringing you a TRIPLE Broadcast today!  Glory to God!

My guest today has, what she calls, a PROFIT MANDATE!  I love it! Trudy Beerman is teaching Christians to be PROFITABLE…not just in finances, but in health and talents as well.  After facing near total ruin in the financial downturn and housing crisis… Trudy and her husband made it a point to turn their financial mess into a message.  Now, she is on a mission to share that message with others…and she is on the line right now…

Help me to welcome, Trudy Beerman to the program.  Trudy, thank you for joining us today!

Trudy, other than that brief introduction, I want you to tell us, Who is Trudy Beerman?

Are you one of those “Prosperity Preachers” that only want people to “send them some money” (as I’ve been accused of as well…)?

Trudy shares with how she started “Debt Free Wealth.” (debtfreeacademy.com)

Trudy shares how she functions under “Profitable Stewardship.”

You say the “good steward” earned even more, because he was good…explain how that can apply to us today. 

You talk about the Prosperity Gospel versus the Poverty Gospel…explain what you mean by that.

Explain how John 10:10 describes your philosophy of ministry.

Tell me how you are working to become that “Good Steward” as discussed in Matthew 25:20?

Time + Temple + Talent = Treasure

Same time available to each person + Our Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit on earth + how they use the talent given to them (3 singers) = the treasure received

The Profit Mandate is based upon the Time + Temple + Talent = Treasure formula

Your book discusses the “profit mandate” – and is called “The Bible on Business.”  Tell us about your book.

Dr. Gerald Gallowmore, past president for Youth For Christ International is your editor, correct?

One actionable step – Stop trying to have just enough for themselves.  Finding “just enough” for you may not be enough in an unexpected hardship. Make more than you need so you have enough to give and bless others.

Your book is available on Amazon, correct?

RESOURCES:

Website:  www.trudybeerman.com

Email: trudybeerman@gmail.com

Book: The Bible on Business on Amazon.com

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Episode 141 - Lucid Publishing - Casey Cease

January 9th, 2018

Show Notes for Casey Cease Interview

Hello everyone everywhere, this is Pastor Robert Thibodeau and I want to welcome you to another DUAL BROADCAST of the Everything Church Related Podcast AND the Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast. Now, you know that if we are doing a dual broadcast – that means we have something special lined up for you today…

Let me start by asking you a question. Have you ever thought about writing your own book?  If you are a pastor or minister, it could help open doors for you to be able to express your professionalism in a way just talking about sometimes does not happen. It gives you an opportunity to sow into the life of someone you may never meet. Books in ministry allows you to expound upon issues that you can only give bullet points on during a sermon in front of an audience.

As a business leader, it allows you to establish your brand. It allows you to express that auroa of professionalism in the eyes of your client.

BUT BROTHER BOB – book publishing is too expensive….book publishing is something only professionally trained authors can do; I need a literary agent to do or “I don’t have the time to do.”

Well – today, my guest, Casey Cease, CEO and founder of Lucid Books – is going to debunk those myths.

Casey, himself, is an author, in the ministry and has a passion for Jesus and a passion for souls and a passion to help authors get their messages out using books.

Casey has a tragic story to tell, and I will let him tell it – but suffice it to say, that this tragedy led him to Jesus – and he has never looked back. In addition to being the CEO of Lucid Books, he is the pastor of “Christ Community Church of Magnolia, located in The Woodlands, in Magnolia, Texas. He is the husband of Steph and the father of Braelyn and Abby – and he is on the line with us right now…

Help me welcome to the program, Casey Cease!  Casey, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule today to join us…

Tell us, “Who is Casey Cease?”

You talk about the tragedy of hitting your friend on July 5th 1995. I want you to tell us what your life was all about up to that point…were you a “Christian” at that time?  What were the circumstances that brought you to the point of driving in a reckless manner that night?

What was the ramification of what happened?

Now, you mention that your mother gave you a Bible and that you were listening to a sermon from John 5 – do you remember who the preacher was?  What about that sermon and that Bible passage impacted you?

You began your speaking ministry as a result of that accident – how did you get started? 

And that grew from just local speaking to nationally as well, correct?

When did you start your family?

When did you start your actual ministry?

And you began planting churches in addition to speaking?

Tell me how you became involved in book publishing?

Traditional publishers tend not to take on “un-proven authors” because of the expense involved. They do not want to front all of these expenses unless they know there will be the possibility of a return on the back end.  How does Lucid Books work around that aspect of the business model?

You have put together a team that helps to ensure the success of your business model – tell us about your team…

Your target market, your “avatar” (as the popular phrase is today) – is it Christian’s only?

Ministers and preachers only or anyone?

Walk us through the process of someone who would contact your team about publishing a book with your company…

From start to finish…from “first contact” to “published book” – I know it varies from author to author – but what is the typical time frame?

When someone signs on with Lucid Books, is it for a set amount of books up front or is it “print on demand” – how does that work?

I know each person will be different, based upon their own individual needs and existing expertise – but I think it is a question everyone has on their mind at this point – and that is the budget a novice author should be looking at to hire your team to publish a book with your company…can you give us an estimate of what a novice author would be looking at? 

And depending on what services are needed, that amount could go up or down a bit?

Do you handle any of the post production aspect – the marketing angle with book stores, book signings and things like that?

If a person already has a book published, and I’ll just say it (only because everyone is familiar with it) using Amazon…and most likely not doing well – is it possible to use your company to bring some life into their book and republish it?

Casey, this is amazing!  YOU are amazing!

You have put together two, formerly distinct business models – Full Time Christian ministry and pastoral activities and Christian publishing services…truly amazing!  You are doing wonderful things for the Body of Christ and you truly are “Getting The Word Out!”  (That just happens to be our ministry Mission Statement).

Casey, if someone wanted to get in touch with you – I’ll get to the book publishing aspect with Lucid Books in a moment – but if someone wanted to get in touch with you, perhaps to have you come and speak at their church – maybe a church planting event! How can they best get in contact with you?

If they wanted information on possibly publishing their next book with you – how can they do that?

Now, you are offering a FREE publishing guide on your website as well, correct?

I will put all of your contact information in the show notes as well…

Folks, if you are looking at getting your own book published – and you want it professionally done by other Christians who: 1. Know what they are doing and, 2. Know how to do it – I would encourage you to contact Lucid Books. Their contact link will be in the show notes, or if you are just listening to us and don’t have a paper or pen handy, their website is www.lucidbooks.com

Casey, any closing thoughts or comments?

That’s all the time we have for today…remember, go check out lucidbooks.com and look around their website, reach out to them and ask some questions…that’s what they are all about…

Until next time, this is Pastor Robert Thibodeau and for myself and Casey Cease – I want you to remember, you are BLESSED in all that you do!

Casey Cease Website:  www.caseycease.com

Lucid Books Website:  http://www.lucidbookspublishing.com/

Church Website:  c3.church 

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Episode 140 - Impact Radio - Tim Whithead

January 8th, 2018

Show Notes for Tim Whitehead Interview

Hello Everyone everywhere, this is Pastor Robert Thibodeau, and I wanted to welcome you to another DUAL BROADCAST of the “Everything Church Related” podcast and the “Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast.”  You should know by now, that if we are doing a dual broadcast, then we have something special lined up for you today.

On the line with us, is Tim Whitehead, executive director of GalCom. This ministry, for 25 years, has partnered with pastors, churches and missionaries all over the world by providing radio studio and broadcasting equipment at the best possible prices to Christian radio stations. Galcom techs travel to many countries every year installing and supporting these stations.

Tim Whitehead is also one of the voices you hear on “Impact Radio,” and they are part of our Evangelism Radio family. You can hear Impact Radio from 6-630pm ET every Saturday evening.

Tim, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today.

Tell us, who is Tim Whitehead…

Tell us about GalCom…

How did you get involved with this radio ministry?

 

www.galcom.org

galcom@galcom.org

PHONE: 877-2-galcom

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