This section covers the process of booking Reb to present one of his
Guidelines for booking Reb or Bev to present keynotes or sessions at
some kind of regional or state conference can be found by clicking on the link to the left "HOW TO
BOOK REB FOR A CONVENTION"
BOOKING GUIDELINES FOR SEMINARS
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.
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 simply as our effort to communicate
a few logistical needs.
When Reb flies we ask that Family Ministries receive $95 to cover miscellaneous
expenses associated with traveling, ie: airport parking, tips, etc.
Reb travels with a staff or family member acting
as his assistant, so needs airfare for two, as well as reimbursement of
luggage fees. (At Southwest Airlines there are no luggage fees)
In good conscience, Reb cannot charge a fee for
his ministry; particularly when event participants are not charged an entrance
fee. However, Reb speaks for his living, so does rely
upon financial remuneration. This means that the
gratuity 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.)
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].
Please notify us if you
intend to take a love offering, so that Reb can plan for it in the seminar
SEMINAR ADMISSION COSTS:
Some groups offer
a seminar at no charge to participants. For those groups we ask that Family
Ministries be reimbursed $8 for each syllabus.
For groups that
charge an entrance fee, we suggest two different fees: To prompt advance
registrations and help event planners better determine projected attendance,
we recommend a discounted early bird registration. The cost of syllabi can
be included in the entrance fee.
Ministries requires reimbursement for syllabus printing costs.
1-evening seminars, syllabi are not always available. In those cases we will
provide event sponsors a master copy of the session outline for
In order for Reb to reach the broadest number of
people, thereby making the best use of his time away from his family, we ask
that any group sponsoring a seminar work to have a minimum of 100 in
attendance. For some this will be easy, but for others this will require
diligence in publicity.
Pre-registration is an excellent means of
generating sign-ups and supplies advance notice of anticipated attendance.
To help maximize attendance,
we can supply masters for fliers, brochures, and posters, and we will
provide a publicity checklist
EVENTS: We ask that convention sponsors provide airfare to all events
located at a distance beyond a 3-hour drive from the Bradleys' home
one-hour north of Sacramento. When Reb & Bev drive to more local events
we request that they be reimbursed for mileage @ 56 cents p/mile. We
will send an invoice giving total miles at the conclusion of the
TRAVEL: Reb travels with a staff or family member acting as her
assistant, so needs airfare for two passengers.
EXPENSES: When Reb flies, we ask
that Family Ministries receive $95 in advance to cover miscellaneous travel expenses,
ie: airport parking, tips, etc.
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.
our travel fund is exhausted we will identify workable flights and
contact the event host to make reservations.
Since most seminars
are Friday-Saturday events, we will schedule Reb's flight to arrive
Friday early enough to allow for travel from airport, book table set-up,
sound check, and rest before the event.
help us book flight times, we need to know the drive time from the
airport to the event facility. Please inform us of any local rush-hour
traffic, which should be taken into consideration.
pressure for Reb before the event, he will need access to the facility
as early as possible to set up the book table. This will require that he
visit the event facility as a first stop after leaving the airport.
appreciates being picked up at the airport, but welcomes rental cars if
a ride is not available.
Since most airlines (except Southwest) now charge extra for luggage, we ask that luggage
reimbursement be included with airfare. Average baggage fees for two
people = $240 (Southwest Airlines = $0)
- Reb will need a non-smoking room with two, queen-size beds, one for each
he and his assistant, or one king-size bed when both Reb and Beverly travel
together. Reb and Bev are both tall,
so please remember that bed size is important.
speaking engagements Reb typically fasts or limits himself to coffee, to keep
his energy up during the days. His assistant, however, does eat and appreciates
all meals provided.
- At the
conclusion of Reb's speaking day he will eat a meal. If meals are provided,
please note that he is allergic to walnuts and is unable to eat spicy foods
such as bell peppers, chilies, etc.
Driver for airport
pick up. Vehicle should be large enough to transport 4 large suitcases, plus 2
carry-ons. (Mini or
full-size vans recommended. Please, no small sedans or SUV’s).
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
volunteers to disseminate syllabi or outlines.
Ushers, if a love
offering is taken.
BOOK AND CD SALES:
Family Ministries is a non-profit organization
which publishes and distributes Reb's materials, as well as coordinates his
conference speaking. In order to offer conference participants the most help
possible, wherever Reb speaks he requests that display space be made available
for the display of Family Ministries materials.
Tables for display of materials need to be located in auditorium foyer or in
2-day and full-day Saturday seminars, Friday access to the facility for set
up of display tables is necessary. The event facility will need to be Reb's
first stop following his arrival at the airport. Approximately 1 hour is
needed to set up the display.
Reb uses his laptop at the pulpit and a video
projector. He will use his own projector unless the facility has its own
projector and is set up with video cable connections at the pulpit. Please
notify us regarding the cable setup of your facility.
projection screen positioned so that entire audience can see.
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.
ask that seminars not be recorded without prior arrangements.
Rectangular tables -- at least 24 lineal feet for display of materials (3 -
8' or 4 - 6' tables).
TIME FRAME FOR SEMINARS:
Most of Reb's seminars are scheduled over two
days: Friday from 7 PM - 9:30 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Exact
ending time depends on return flight schedule.)
One-day seminars run from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
with two 15-minute breaks and a 1-hour lunch. Depending on the seminar, the
lunch break falls between 11:30 and 12:30. Registration opens at 8:00.
- Evening sessions typically last 1 hour each. For 2-session evening
seminars there is a 15 minute break between the sessions.
REVIEW OF EVENT COSTS:
FOR TWO: Reb and an assistant
BAGGAGE FEES: Reimbursement for
two passengers = $240
(Southwest Airlines = $0)
FEE: Reimbursement for miscellaneous travel expenses = $95
KEY TO EFFECTIVE MINISTRY
Over the years
we have learned that there are crucial ingredients for a successful event.
Prayer, we have concluded, is preeminent. Logistical preparation and publicity
are obviously necessary for making events go smoothly, but all the meticulous
planning in the world is useless for changing lives. If we want an event to have
lasting spiritual impact, God must be called upon to move. We therefore,
encourage you to gather a team of people who will pray for the fruitfulness of
your upcoming event.
Childcare on-site? No
Provisions for nursing
Refreshment hall for
lunches and both breaks
such as coffee, tea, cocoa, pastries, etc.
Maps or lists of
nearby restaurants for seminar attendees
Brochures or other
materials for publicizing your group to attendees
- Plan for
taking love offering -- collection plates available? -- ushers? -- time of
If you have any questions about putting on the event, please give us a call
at (800) 545-1729 or
contact us at