FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE YOUR SPEAKING FEES?
This is always the hardest question for ministries to ask, so I always like to answer it first. (Grin.) I'm flexible with speaker fees. I didn't get into ministry to get rich but I always appreciate whatever my groups are able to give because I do put in a lot of work to each message. I know, after working at several churches and being a part of several ministries, that every budget is different. So I am flexible. I am happy to give a suggested range if needed, but consider the pressure off. Give what you can, then focus the rest of your time and resources on the women and the event.
The only thing I do require is that any travel outside of the Houston area is completely covered. In addition, I often like to bring a guest with me if there is space for them at your event. Other than those two costs, the speaker fees will be be whatever works with your budget.
WHAT DO YOU SPEAK ABOUT?
I can work with a theme that has already been decided, help the event leaders with coming up with a theme, or I can seek the Lord and see where He leads. I never repeat messages and speak from where God is moving in my life at the moment. The only exception to this is during the holidays because I'm often asked to speak about making the most of the holidays due to my work with Sacred Holidays, so those messages are all very similar.
My speaking style is adjusted based off of the size of the group, but I try to be very casual and conversational. I speak very similar to how I write. You can read some of my most recent blog posts to get a sample of how I process things out. I share a lot of "me too," letting women know that I am right there with them with their struggles, joys, fears, hopes and dreams. Always weaved into any message is that God is enough and able, He is worthy of our pursuit, He wants to use us, and there is great joy and freedom in Him.
I consider myself apart of your event team. I am not there just to give a message (or a few messages for bigger events) but to partner with you in ministering to the women that come. I am available the whole time to help you with the event and further connect with the women that have come.
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
I am willing to travel anywhere in the United States. I will drive up to three hours from Houston, Texas, further than that and flights will need to be provided. At this time, with three little girls at home, I limit my travel to one travel speaking engagement every four weeks (I'll do more local events if it works for our family calendar). In addition, as I said in the fees section, all travel must be covered for myself and one companion (if applicable).
WHAT ARE YOUR BELIEFS? WHAT DENOMINATION DO YOU ALIGN WITH?
I believe in Jesus and aim to follow Him. I know there are one million variations of that answer these days. The most specific way I can answer is to direct you to the Core Beliefs for our church, Church Project (The Woodlands, Texas). I wouldn't say I align with a certain denomination. I was raised Methodist and atheist (my parents are divorced), after that I've attended Baptist, Bible, and Non-Denominational churches. I consider myself a spiritual mut. However, as I said before, I just don't care too much about denomination allegiance. We are all a part of the church, all following Jesus together. Our expressions of that pursuit differ from time to time, but the core of who we are is the same.
IF YOU AREN'T THE RIGHT MATCH, DO YOU RECOMMEND OTHER SPEAKERS?
Of course! In fact, I LOVE getting to share my friends and favorite speakers with you! If I'm not available or if I'm not the right match for your particular event, I'd still love to help you find the best speaker for your ladies. There are so many wildly gifted women and I know several personally and am happy to pass along their information to you.
BECKY'S STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
First, I love that you care enough about your people to ask this.
My statement can be narrowed down to I want to love others and love God.
THESE CORE TRUTHS DEFINE OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH, AND OUR CHURCH:
WE BELIEVE there is only one God, who exists eternally as a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is fully and equally God, yet personally distinct from one another.
WE BELIEVE that God in the flesh, Jesus Christ, was crucified and died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead, and ascended to Heaven.
WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit of God comes to live within a person once they trust in Christ as their Savior. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers to lead and empower life and relationship with God, to secure salvation, and to give gifts that build the church and spread the Gospel.
WE BELIEVE God created men and women to live in relationship with Him, but the first humans chose to rebel against God and brought sin into the world. Sin spread like a virus to all humans, and all have sinned, and that sin separated us from God.
WE BELIEVE that God loves the world, and by His grace, delights and desires to grant forgiveness and eternal life to all who trust in Christ as their Savior. Jesus died on the cross as a perfect substitute for our penalty of sin, and resurrected to overcome the death penalty caused by sin. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ – not being good enough or doing enough good – that a person can be restored to a right relationship with God.
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s Word to us, written by men who were inspired by God. God wrote His Scriptures to reveal Himself to mankind, to communicate with us, and to direct us in His best way to live life.
If you have any questions about specific stances I have on theology or anything else, you are welcome to contact me anytime.