"God blessed Me
with an unexpected and incredible adversity that helped shape his original message. My personal testimony is about how to truly trust Jesus Christ with your entire life, regardless of the circumstances. After taping a chapel service I did at Concordia University NE about my experience, I mailed the recording to friends and family who were praying for me. That talk was taken to church or given to friends who were also dealing with an adversity. People heard the tape and asked me to come tell more of the story. When people would ask me to come back and speak, I'd respond with, "You heard my story; that's all I've got." As a result, I developed many more talks. That was over 20 years ago. Since then, I've been blessed to speak in 28 different states and Canada to over 650 groups, ranging from ONE to 30,000. I've spoken in a huge arena, for Christian companies, large educator's and administrator's conferences, state/district/national youth gatherings, at countless churches and schools, in a cow pasture, and in prison; each has been a blessing! "
1) Share how God can use an ordinary man to get through extraordinary circumstances.
2) Motivate with humor and Biblical truth towards action in a relationship with Jesus.
3) Equip Christians of all ages to glorify God despite the challenges of this world.
Promotional Material for your event!
Recent & Upcoming SCHEDULE
November 15th, 2018
LCMS Business Manager's Conference
San Diego, CA
December 6th, 2018
Woodcrest Christian Riverside, CA
December 11th, 2018 Poly High School FCA Riverside, CA
December 15th, 2018 Craig Carliesle Podcast
Sheboygan Lutheran School
March 21st Riverside North High School FCA
April 6th California Baptist Sneak Peak Saturday
April 11th California Baptist Chapel Leader
April 26th The Grove Church Riverside CA
July 7th Immanuel Lutheran Riverside, CA 8:30/10:30am
July 11th - 14th
September 6th North Coast Church Vista, CA
Talks (Topics) and who should listen!
How to truly Trust God
Understand the difference between praise trust and adversity trust. Provide practical ways to overcome adversity with Christ. You will never look at the word "trust" the same again! This talk is an emotional roller coaster. It involves a lot of audience participation, flying t-shirts, tears and lots of laughter. Get ready to push beyond your spiritual comfort zone and TRUST.
Based on Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 23, Romans 8:28, and 1 Peter 5:7.
Great for service-oriented business, educator's conferences, schools, conventions, any church event - worship or Bible study.
All ages/groups for this talk! Handout and discussion questions included.
45-60-90 min. length variations.
Gideon and his great followers. Overcoming great odds is the emphasis. Dr. Parker will make you feel like you are actually with Gideon's men as they prepare to watch God fight for them. So many things in this life seem to be going against us and we can get overwhelmed with the huge odds we seemingly face. This talk empowers us to be a mighty warrior for Christ, despite being out-numbered.
Based on Judges 6-7 and Joshua 24:15.
Great for any group preparing for a challenge in business, as an educator or church worker. Good church/school fund raising message and graduations.
All ages will enjoy this challenge to fight for their belief in Christ! Handout included.
45-60 min. length variations.
The difference between being an effective Christian vs. just being successful. The four easy steps presented in this talk will be easy for you to remember. Dr. Parker will "lead you home" and challenge you to "touch all the bases" in the game of life. An emphasis on servanthood, following, and a personal relationship with Christ is shared through humorous and thought-provoking stories.
Based on Luke 22:27, John 10:14 and Galatians 5:13-14.
Perfect for Christian businesses, Churches, Conventions, graduations, and school assemblies.
30-45 min length.
Being Chosen Changes Everything
This talk will explain what it means to be chosen in Christ and why our selection should change our direction in life. This talk was rated the #1 experience by adults and #3 overall experience by youth (for the whole week) at the 2007 National Youth Gathering.
This is a law and gospel message based on 1 Tim 1:14-15.
All ages/all groups. 25-30 min. length.
Sexuality and Profanity
This is an abstinence talk on steroids! It focuses on HOW our culture tricks us into dangerous behaviors that are not God pleasing. Parents are encouraged to attend! You will laugh loud and hard as Dr. Parker exposes just how easily we all get tricked into sinful behavior. He explains the true meaning of love and "safe" sex in a way you haven't heard it before. The profanity portion defines what we are actually saying when we use profanity, and the personal examples provided by Dr. Parker will force your group to laugh at just how easily we get tricked into speech that is not God pleasing. He also explains the connection between our sexuality and profanity. A handout on "how far is too far" with additional questions is provided for parents to begin non-threatening discussions with their children. The "forgiveness finale" is powerful and will help everyone begin to truly accept forgiveness!!
Based on Romans 3:23, 1 Cor. 6:19, and Romans 12:1-2.
Appropriate for 7th grade up, schools, men's groups, youth gatherings.
2 x 45 minute, 1 x 60 or 75 min. length.
Faith in the Field
How to Praise God in Athletics: This talk focuses on the similarities between being a Christian and being an athlete. It also points out how our society is using sport as a religion and how the Christian athlete and coach should truly glorify God through their sport. After spending 17 years as a successful college basketball coach, Dr. Parker stresses that participation in athletics does not build character, it reveals it. Both athletes and non-athletes will benefit from this message.
Based on Colossians 3:23-24.
Jr. High and above. Handout included.
30-60 min. length
How did I get here?
This presentation focuses on Peter and the many times he had to ask that question. There are times in our lives when God will remove you from a situation or allow a difficult time to remind us that He is in control. This humerous talk will help "make your path straight" to Christ.
Great for Christian businesses, teacher/administrative conferences and church settings.
Based on Prov 3:5-6, Matt 26:31-45 & 69-75.
30-45 min. length.
This talk is more of a devotional type presentation. Dr. Parker breaks down the "meat and potatoes" of Christianity as explained by the Apostle Paul. A handout takes each person through these two chapters with humorous examples that will help everyone remember why these chapters are so important to Christians.
All ages/all groups!
30-45 min. length.
God calls us to "run the race" with endurance. This talk gives the listener racing tips for life and coaches the listener through how our enemy will attempt to beat us. You'll enjoy the humor and challenge at the end to join God's team in this race called life.
All ages/all groups.
30 min. length.
Trust in the Trinity
How do you explain 3 in 1?
Based on Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 45:5, John 14:9, and Matthew 28:19.
30 min. length.
Goal Setting; Self-talk; Confidence and Concentration. These talks are short exercises taken from Dr. Parker's experience teaching Sport Psychology and Sport Sociology at the college level. Great for businesses, sports teams and coaching clinics.
Additional topics are "The Armor of God" and "David vs. Goliath."
These presentations can fit any theme - all can be used to match a conference, church, or school theme or mission.
Youth Gatherings, Youth Jams, or Church youth groups. National, state, district, or local gatherings.
Christian Company Conventions or Seminars. Begin your company's next learning experience with motivation for employees' jobs and personal lives.
Christian High School Assemblies and Spiritual Emphasis Week
Christian College Events
Men's Retreats - Women's Retreats - Family Retreats
Sanctity of Life Conferences
Adult Bible Study Groups
Family Night or General Worship Services
Athletic Banquets, FCA, Upward Banquets
Christian High School or College Graduations
"Micah Parker has a message that can change the future of those who hear it. Combine his great content, great character and world class communication skills and you have a man who can make a difference. I couldn't recommend him more highly."
Dan Webster - Founder - Authentic Leadership, Inc.
"Micah is an entertaining and inspirational speaker with a meaningful message people will always remember!"
Les Steckel, President-CEO, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
"Micah Parker was simply awesome! His testimony and stories were not only captivating, they made it easy to have deep discussions with our youth. A gifted speaker and someone for our youth to look up to for direction and encouragement. I highly recommend Micah as a speaker for any age"
Brian Amey, DCE and Kansas Youth Gathering Director, Wichita KS
"It's hard to find a Christian speaker who can weave personal stories and scripture in a way that connects to all ages and even harder to find someone who does it well. He is as good as it gets! Nobody makes me laugh harder while keeping Christ at the center than Micah. You will not be disappointed!"
Leon Jameson, DCE, 2007 National Youth Gathering Mass Event Leader
"I would highly recommend Dr. Parker as a speaker for a small group or as a keynote speaker for an event our size (28,000). It was a pleasure to work with him. His message was 'dead-on' for our youth!
Mark Kiessling, 2007, 2010, 2013 National Youth Gathering Director
"Your style and message are in keeping with the high quality we expect from our industry convention speakers at national and international levels. God's continued blessings!"
Tom Kopatz, Managing Partner, St. Louis Region, Thrivent Financial
"Micah continues to breathe the fresh air of Jesus' Gospel as he speaks around the country. His stories draw people in to hear the solid truth of our loving Savior. He's a man after God's own heart and is unashamed to be so known."
Rev. Bill Yonker, Immanual Lutheran, Dundee Ill.
"Micah's Trust talk is powerful because it is real and it is ultimately a story about God. It speaks to the reality of something all human beings wrestle with, can I trust God no matter what? If a pastor wants his people strengthened to trust their heavenly father, this talk is a wonderful means to that end."
Pastor Greg Finke, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Houston TX
"The youth I serve are STILL talking about the message they heard in July 2007"
Jeffrey Meinz, Director of Youth Ministry, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, CO
"Micah has a wonderful gift of being able to combine a strong spiritual message with great humor and humility. He is inspirational and relates well topeople of all ages."
Donna Noonan, Vice President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Ministry
"Micah is a man who has been to the edge only to be rescued by grace to share an amazing and powerful message - the message of the cross. He shares Christ passionately and our group respected his authenticity."
Rev. Christopher Navurskis, Pastor of Youth and Evangelism, St. Paul's, WI
Explanation of the 'Trust' logo
TrustGuy Ministries T-Shirts
Available colors: Orange, gray, hot pink, yellow, army green, red (husker red), and navy. Not pictured: lime green, dark purple, dark grey, maroon, camo pink, camo green, denim blue, sapphire blue.
White shirts with colored logo: navy and hot pink.
*For a fun group activity, order the white shirt, and tie-dye! Email to ask about larger group discounts! Don't forget to take a picture of your group in their "Trust" shirts and send to Dr. Parker's Trust Guy Ministries Facebook Page! We love to see "Where in the World are the Trust Shirts!"
**We can do other colors if requested.**
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$4 shipping for first shirt, add $1 for each additional shirt.
Crewneck sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts can be special-ordered. Allow 3+ weeks for these to be delivered. Suggested donation for sweatshirts ($30) & long sleeve tees ($20).