Stephen Baldwin ~
Keynote Speaker for CMA Event ~
Stephen Baldwin – Keynote Speaker at the CMA National Media Conference
The closing night was where Stephen motivated us to step out of our comfort zone and fulfill the Gospel commission found in Matthew 28:19, 20 – God ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
He has quite the sense of humor and he stressed to us the importance of Jesus’ final words to us…which was the Gospel Commission. It IS the most important thing.
There was also mention of the fact that as Christians the ROI isn’t the most important thing – that’s the worldly structure. As he spoke I realized that our ROI is different from the world. What is our Return on Investment? It’s all about souls…people. If our ROI on a film is reaching souls for Christ, then we are successful and fulfilling the Gospel commission.
Stephen Baldwin at the CMA National Media Convention during his
interview with Cheryl Ariaz Wicker from Christian Movie Connect
Stephen shared with us his testimony, as well as part of his wife’s testimony, which was quite powerful and brought strong conviction to me. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one blessed by the talk. If you want to learn more about his testimony, check out his book The Unusual Suspect.
A special part of the talk was about Saints Forts. Discover FORTS – The Fold-Out Portable Shelter. FORTS portable shelters have an appeal that is both structural and functional. Their convenient size easily ships six units per flatbed or container to any location and the units themselves fold-out, ready for use, in ten minutes or less. This has proven to be a logistical dream for worldwide clientele who require shelters to be delivered to remote areas and set-up quickly and efficiently upon arrival.
Stephen is working to send a LOT of these over to those areas where Christians are being persecuted to help them. These shelters are easy to set up and can include a bathroom and kitchen. These are sturdy. If you have more questions please call them – 800.535.4837 – USA – (954.949.3200 – INTERNATIONAL). Find out more about how you can help in aiding those in persecuted countries.
I had a chance to go inside and check out the shelter. It was quite impressive.
Annelie Rudlaff Interviewing Stephen Baldwin
at the CMA National Media Convention.
Time is definitely running out and Stephen was sure to press that fact upon all of us. God wants our hearts, a true relationship, like a child to a parent. We need to spend more time with God in order to grow closer to Him. He gave some compelling stories during this talk and reminded us what busy truly is:
He shared one story I wasn’t aware of about Billy Graham. He played 1 game of golf and then never played again because he knew it would be a distraction from his calling. Think about that story for awhile. After all, we spend the most time on what we love.
The last thing he share what that when we assist in savings souls, it’s our gift back to our Father in Heaven. That is what truly pleases Him.
If you get a chance to hear Stephen speak, you won’t be disappointed and you’ll definitely be blessed and motivated.
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