Speaking Request

Speaking Request


Thank you for your interest in Pastor Craig’s availability at your upcoming event. It is a privilege that you would allow Craig to serve alongside you in the ministry of encouraging others towards following Jesus’ call to make disciples.

Due to his desire to lead his family and CrossCreek Church well, Craig is not able to accept all of the invitations he receives. Each request will be evaluated to make sure that his obligations to family and church come first. A few parameters our team has developed to aid in protecting Craig’s role as Lead Pastor of CrossCreek Church are:

  • In order to protect his time and obligations at CrossCreek Church, Craig seldom speaks on Sundays.
  • In order to maximize his time away from home and the church, Craig prioritizes events that fit within discipleFIRST’s process of Forums and Cohorts.
  • If the event requires multiple days we would love to explore as many opportunities for Craig to encourage as many leaders as possible while he is traveling.
  • It is the position of the leaders of discipleFIRST that Craig will not travel alone. So, either his wife, Liz, or a member of the discipleFIRST team will accompany him.
  • For all speaking engagements discipleFIRST requires that Craig’s Travel & Incidental expenses (also Liz’s if she accompanies him) be reimbursed.
  • Honorariums for each event would be determined by the invitee. However, other costs may be required for printed items and other expenses, but these would be clearly communicated by discipleFIRST before the event.

If you would like to submit a request, please complete the form below. It will be reviewed by the discipleFIRST team, and we will contact you as soon as a decision is made. Thank you!


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