My Speaking Page
I have been involved in family ministry at my church for the past 16 years. Here is the problem I ran into over and over again. I could not find anyone that could speak with clarity and authority on the topics I need speakers for including, camps, conferences, volunteer training and leadership development.
I believe today more than ever we need a clear gospel centered message in every area of church and para church ministry. I am passionate about building the local which I have the honor of helping to lead but would love the opportunity to help you grow as a leader and to help grow the leaders you lead.
Thanks so much for stopping by I am honored you would consider having me and would love to have the opportunity to serve you in any way that I can.
My name is Sam Luce and I have been the children’s pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica NY for the past 14 years. Currently I am serving as the Utica Campus Pastor and the Global family pastor.
I write and speak about things I am passionate about, the power of the gospel, becoming a better leader, ministering to kids and youth, technology, humorous anything, and being the best dad and husband I can be.
My goal is to be to others what I wish I had when I was starting out in ministry. I desire to help you grow as a leader and avoid some of the bone headed mistakes I learned am still learning along the way.
I am currently a contributing editor to K! magazine, serve as the president of INCM, co-authored “The Eric Trap”, have been involved in several book projects, and been blogging here since 2007. I have spoken at conferences and have done some consulting and coaching. My real passion lies in preaching the gospel, building and strengthening the local church in any way possible because I believe in creating environments where life change can take place. I truly believe that the local church is the hope of the world.
I have been married to my beautiful wife for 15 years together we have 4 beautiful children ages 8, 6, 4 and 4moths. We currently live in Upstate New York.
Most Requested Topics
I speak on a variety of topics from practical how to’s workshops to inspiring keynotes. I am flexible in my presentation and my goal is to build my talks and messages in such a way that Christ is glorified and your event is successful.
Here are a few of the topics I am asked to speak on most often.
Leading for the long haul – How to last in ministry when everything in you and around you is telling you to throw in the towel.
Communicating to Kids – How to capture the minds of kids and deliver content that will transform their lives. Creating Value Based Environments – How to create a kids ministry that is a compelling place for kids to attend without spending a dime.
5 Things every leader has to get right – In this talk I discuss the five leadership principles from a book I co-authored called “The Eric Trap”
Collaboration in ministry – Why you need others and others need you.
Never Serve alone – Creating a volunteer culture in your ministry and church.
Theology and children – Why kids need a gospel centered theological framework.
Faithful Fathers not Famous Sons – Youth and Kids ministry culture is obsessed with fame and followers. What we need today is not more famous sons but Faithful fathers.
Raising gospel centered kids in a gospel hating culture – The four things you must do as a parent to raise kids that understand and apply the gospel to their lives.
My Upcoming Engagements