SERVE THE CHURCH.
IGNITE PASSION FOR THE BIBLE.
Introducing Seven Mile Story, a one of a kind speaking event where pastor/author/speaker, Ross Breitkreuz, shares the Bible as one unforgettable story in just one night. From "In the beginning" to "It is finished", Seven Mile Story showcases the Biblical narrative with inspiring passion, fresh perspective and without compromise.
Through a mixture of compelling storytelling and personal testimony, Ross draws listeners into the Bible in a way that is relatable, entertaining and brings the Bible to life. Ministry leaders and audience members alike have referred to the event as a "life-changing, can't miss evening", while speaker, Ross Breitkreuz, is known as a passionate communicator with a gift for storytelling.
Seven Mile Story has been crafted to be an approachable, fun, entertaining outreach that's enjoyable for everyone and easy to invite friends to. No matter what someone's background or foreknowledge of the Bible is, this simple storytelling approach to sharing the Gospel draws in listeners with the hope of being a gateway to Sunday Morning. Seven Mile Story isn't simply an event, it's an invitation for people to find their place in God's story and then join your congregation on a regular basis to go deeper (this is an invitation that is extended to audiences at the end of every event).
Seven Mile Story doesn't just reach OUT, it builds UP, as it strengthens peoples knowledge of the Bible, equips listeners to understand it better, and inspires hunger for Gods Word.
SERVE THE CHURCH
Church is busy. You have a lot going on. That's why Seven Mile Story doesn't just aim to bless the community but also the leadership of the local Church. Having served in and alongside the Church for over a decade, Ross knows firsthand that "special events" can sometimes be taxing on leadership and volunteers. We work hard to ensure our demand on your staff team is minimal. We provide you with all marketing material, handle media for the event, and have minimal requirements to bring this to life. We want Seven Mile Story to be the one outreach event of your year where you don't have to do anything. Show up, be ministered to (or take the night off), and be blessed.
OUR DREAM IS TO PARTNER WITH CHURCHES THAT ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE BIBLE. AS BIBLE LITERACY ACROSS NORTH AMERICA CONTINUES TO DECLINE WE WANT TO EQUIP AND INSPIRE PEOPLE TO READ GODS WORD. WE WOULD LOVE TO PARTNER WITH YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY IN PURSUIT OF THIS GOAL IN 2024!
"HELPS PEOPLE UNDERSTAND AND CONSIDER THE BIBLE IN NEW LIGHT. ROSS SPEAKS WITH A SENSE OF PASSION AND PURPOSE LIKE FEW OTHERS OF OUR TIME."
Dr. Ellery Pullman - Briercrest College & Seminary
It's pronounced "bright-keh-rights"
Hi! I'm Ross.
After a devastating car accident left me with brain damage, clinical depression, news that I'd never play hockey again and a desire to end it all, Gods Word changed my life. I am passionate about the Bible, changing the way people outside the Church view it and inspiring people to encounter the living God of the Bible.
I believe when people experience the Bible as a passionate unbroken story, they can no longer view it as anything less than a book they'd be crazy not to read. Gods Word is living and active and does not return void. If I can use my gift as a communicator to inspire people to pick up a Bible and read it, I firmly believe the Holy Spirit will transform lives like it did mine. It's my desire to serve congregations by making much of Gods Word and leaving people excited to go deeper into the story on a regular basis.
I've served in ministry for over 10 years as an itinerant speaker, interim pastor, and most recently as associate pastor on Vancouver Island at Duncan Pentecostal Church. I'm a graduate of Briercrest College & Seminary and hold pastoral credentials through the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches (FEBPAC). I've spoken throughout North America, written for magazines, been featured on podcasts, and partnered with many major Christian organizations.
If you have questions about the event or myself, do not hesitate to reach out. I understand any hesitation about inviting a stranger to speak to your community. I am always more than happy to chat and (hopefully) remove any reservations you may have about myself, my theology and my heart. Also, if you want to watch my personal testimony (which includes what lead me to writing and speaking) or a short promo video I've used on previous tours, you can find them below. I know first hand how demanding ministry is. If you've taken the time to read this, thank you. And if you think Seven Mile Story can serve you, your congregation, and compliment your efforts to advance the Kingdom, I'd love to partner with you.
"OTHERS BEFORE ME HAVE GONE MUCH FURTHER INTO THESE HOLY MYSTERIES THAN I HAVE DONE, BUT IF MY FIRE IS NOT LARGE IT IS YET REAL,
AND THERE MAY BE THOSE WHO CAN LIGHT THEIR CANDLE AT ITS FLAME."
Option #1: TICKET SALES
Host Church or organization invests $350.00 as a booking fee* and tickets are sold for the event (ticketing info listed below). After the event is over, every ticket sold beyond 50 tickets will be split 50/50 with the church. That means an event with 125 people could cover the cost of a booking fee.
Option #2: 100% FREE EVENT
Host Church or organization invests $650.00 and the event is free for the entire community (no ticket sales), however, we can set the event up for people to RSVP if you are worried about #'s.
*The booking fee helps Ross with travel, food, accommodations, and is used to invest in online marketing for events. Beyond the booking fee there is ZERO expectation from your Church/Organization to provide Ross with accommodations, travel reimbursements or meals.
2.0 - 2.5 hours*
*This includes an intermission at around the 1 hour mark.
Start time: Commonly 6:00 or 7:00 PM (but depends on the community)
$7.50 - Online Advanced
$10.00 - At The Door
(18 & under FREE)
Online Ticket sales managed by Eventbrite.
All marketing and advertising material for the event will be supplied by Ross.
Printable posters, social media posts, pre-written scripts for verbal announcements, and short videos for Sunday Mornings. If you require any other marketing material beyond this, it will be provided to you promptly. Ross also invests in online marketing for events and reaches out to other churches in the surrounding area to notify them of the evening.
DAY OF EVENT NEEDS:
Access to Facility 3hrs prior to the event
Use of in-house audio (1 wireless handheld mic)
Ability to use in-house media computer or to connect Ross' personal computer for event media
Space to set up a booth in the foyer or lobby
*Depending on the anticipated size of the event, Ross may request a volunteer or two to help with ticket sales and merch table. All volunteers receive free tickets for friends and family, and a gift from Ross.
**Ross almost always has his father with him on tour who manages/controls the media during the event. In the rare occasion Ross' Dad cannot join him, he may also request someone to manage media. This person will be provided with a thorough script to make the job simple and will receive free admission for friends and family and a gift from Ross.