This section covers the process of booking Reb to present keynote addresses or workshops at CHURCH SPONSORED CONFERENCES.  Guidelines for booking Reb to present one of his seminars or conventions can be found by clicking on one of the other links to the left.

BOOKING GUIDELINES FOR CHURCH CONFERENCES
(Updated 7/20/2013)

It is Reb's conviction that teachers are servants of those who engage their services. As a servant, Reb is hesitant to set firm requirements of event sponsors, yet over the years he has discovered that there are certain things needed in order to facilitate an effective time of ministry with the fewest distractions. Consequently, the following guidelines have been developed to help event sponsors understand those needs. We do not want to place an undue burden upon anyone -- it is our hope that the guidelines are understood not as demands, but simply as our effort to communicate a few logistical needs.

SPEAKING FEE:

  • For groups hosting a convention that serves as a fundraising event, Reb charges a set speaking fee. For churches, he cannot in good conscience charge a fee for his ministry. However, since Reb speaks for his living, he does rely upon financial remuneration. This means that the honorarium is at the discretion of the event sponsors. (Please note: Reb receives no royalties from his materials, and proceeds from product sales go directly to Family Ministries, not to him.)
     

  • For those who are uncertain how to compensate a speaker, we usually suggest they take into consideration several things:  The value of Reb's ministry to your group; the time given to preparation; and the number of days away from his family, including travel days [1 Tim 5:18].

TRAVEL:

      LOCAL EVENTS: We ask that convention sponsors provide airfare to all events located at a distance beyond a 3-hour drive from the Bradleys' home in Fort Collins, Colorado. When Reb & Bev drive to local events we request that they be reimbursed for mileage @ 56 cents p/mile.

      AIR TRAVEL: Reb travels with his wife, Beverly, or an assistant, so needs airfare for two passengers.  

      EXPENSES: When Reb flies, we ask that Family Ministries receive $95 to cover miscellaneous travel expenses, ie: airport parking, tips, etc.

     SCHEDULING: To ensure flight reservations do not conflict with Reb’s schedule, Family Ministries will make all travel arrangements. We will always seek to book the lowest rate available, taking into account layover durations and luggage limitations. Family Ministries will purchase all airfare and then bill for reimbursement before the event.

      GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Reb appreciates being picked up at the airport rather than being provided a rental car, but will rent a car at the airport if necessary.

      BAGGAGE: Since most airlines now charge extra for luggage, we ask that luggage reimbursement be included with airfare. Average round trip baggage fees for two people = $240. (Southwest Airlines = $0).

LODGING:

  • If hotel accommodations are provided, Reb needs a non-smoking room with 2 queen size beds.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • Reb uses his laptop at the pulpit and a video projector. He will use his own projector unless the facility provides a projector and is set up with video cable connections at the pulpit for his laptop. Please notify us regarding the cable setup of your facility. 

  • A stool or small table next to the pulpit for Reb's laptop.

  • Lapel microphone (preferably cordless). Reb can bring his own if the facility lacks one

  • We ask that seminars not be recorded without prior arrangements.

SPEAKING CONTINGENCIES:

  • Reb prefers to speak as much as possible -- no need to be concerned about overworking him. Feel free to schedule as many workshops and keynotes as you like.

  • Convention hosts are free to select any of the keynote or workshop addresses on Reb's session list.

  • Reb uses fill-in-the-blank outlines to enhance the learning experience, so we request that event sponsors provide attendees with copies of the outlines. We will provide PDF masters of all outlines for workshops and keynote addresses.

  • If Reb is the only speaker and multiple sessions are scheduled, Family Ministries will publish the notes in a bound syllabus, for a reimbursement fee of $6 each. 

  • To reduce pressure for Reb before the event, he will need access to the facility as early as possible to set up the book table. This may require that he visit the event facility as a first stop after leaving the airport. 

BOOKS AND CD SALES:

  • Family Ministries is a non-profit organization which publishes and distributes Reb's materials, as well as coordinates his convention speaking. In order to offer convention participants the most help possible, wherever Reb speaks he requests that space be made available for the display of Family Ministries materials.

  • Reb will need at least 24 lineal feet of table space. (3 - 8' tables or 4 - 6' tables)

REVIEW OF EVENT COSTS:

        AIRFARE FOR TWO: Reb & Bev or one of them and an assistant

         BAGGAGE FEES: Reimbursement for two passengers = $240 (Southwest Airlines = $0).

        TRAVEL FEE: Reimbursement for miscellaneous travel expenses = $95

         SYLLABUS REIMBURSEMENT

         HONORARIUM

PERSONNEL NEEDED:

         Driver for airport pick up. Vehicle should be large enough to transport 6 large suitcases.

         In case there are problems locating Reb at the airport after arrival, he can be reached on his cell phone. Be certain those picking him up, have his cellular number with them.

      Sound technician or capable substitute.

      Registration volunteers to disseminate syllabi or outlines.

  • Ushers, if a love offering is taken.

If you have any questions about the booking process, please give us a call at (800) 545-1729
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