Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture


“JR is a master at engaging people into the scriptures and releasing them into their God given calling.  He is by far one of the most profound, articulate and inspiring speakers I have ever witnessed.  He is a thought-leader for this generation.” – Eric Knopf, CEO, Vision Launchers and Founder of Epic Life, Sacrmento, CA

I often get asked, “How long did it take you to prepare for that talk?”  I never quite knew how to answer that question.  I could tell them that it took me fifteen to twenty hours, but that wouldn’t be the full truth.  For when I get up to share, I share from what has been gathering in my heart through my lifetime.  Meaningful speaking is not just about bringing prepared words, but bringing a prepared life, speaking out of who we are.  It has taken some time to find my voice, but with God’s help I am able to share his word through my unique voice in a way that awakens people join God in the renewal of all things.



  1. I will give my all to God and your community or tribe
  2. I will seek to reply to your calls and emails quickly
  3. I will connect with you before the event to have a clear sense of your hope for the time
  4. An announcement on my various social network sites about your event (if it is an open event that you want others to come to)
  5. A follow up call after the event to see how things went, and give you space to offer advice for me

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I have planted churches on the East  and West Coasts, from Blacksburg, VA to Los Angeles, CA.  My passion is to awaken people to join God in the renewal of all things.  I’ve exercised my apostolic, evangelistic and teaching gifts to co-found and start a number of ministries included the Ecclesia Network, [nlcf], Kairos Los Angeles, the Missio Alliance and the Solis Foundation.  I graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters in Global Leadership (Missional Leadership and Missional Church) and will be pursuing my PhD at the University of Manchester in January of 2013.

Topics I enjoy speaking on include:  Missional Leadership, Missional Church, Five-fold Gifting, Future Oriented Living, Living Out Your Calling, Polycentric Leadership, Missional Culture, Spiritual Formation, Discipleship, Living by Faith, Being a People of Hope, Loving our Friends and Enemies, Forgiveness, Peacemaking and Theology and Film.


Full Length Talks
Activating Your Theo-genetic Code – The 5-fold typology (Scroll down to 5/26/13, District Church, audio)
Being a People of Hope – Living the Present Now (Scroll down to 3/17/13, District Church, audio)
Missional Leadership – Verge Video

Short Video Clips
Incarnating the Gospel – Fresh Expressions Video
The Five Equippers – Overview  – IVP Video
The Five Equippers – Apostle – IVP Video
The Five Equippers – Prophet  – IVP Video
The Five Equippers – Evangelist – IVP Video
The Five Equippers – Pastor – IVP Video
The Five Equippers – Teacher – IVP Video
How To Know Your Gift – Verge Video


Here are some of my most requested topics.  I am able to present these ideas as a plenary session or a worship format.

  • Creating a Missional Culture
  • Missional Leadership (The Five Equippers)
  • Future Oriented Living
  • Theology and Film
  • Polycentric Leadership
  • Developing a Communal Rhythm of Life
  • Becoming a of People of Hope
  • Career or Calling?
  • How the Life of Jesus Shapes Our Story
  • Living Out the Mission of God


Thanks for considering me for your event.  You can take the next step by checking my availability.  Just click on the green button below and I will get back to you promptly.

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Here are some of the places I have had the privilege of speaking:

United Kingdom, Malaysia, Honduras, Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Israel, Kenya, Indonesia, Moscow, Manchester, Singapore, Amsterdam, Nairobi, Lodwar, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, Budapest, Jakarta, Surabaya, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Kiev, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle, Portland, Washington D.C., Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Orlando, Miami, Hollywood, Long Beach, Pasadena, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Kona, HI, Blacksburg, VA,  Richmond, VA,  , Alexandria, VA, Virginia Beach, Radford, VA, Fort Wayne, Stockton, Columbus, Lynchburg, Louisville, Lansdale, PA, Ashburn, VA, Annapolis, North Hollywood, Culver City, Park City, UT, Estes Park, CO, Raleigh, Wilmington, Wilmore, KY, and more…

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