Speaking

I am available for speaking engagements at churches, conferences, and camps. I have a separate page if you’re interested in a Marriage God’s Way Conference.

If you invite me for a speaking engagement, here’s what you can expect from me:

  • A professionally prepared and delivered message with a handout for those attending; see sample message and handout below
  • Prompt replies to phone calls, emails, and/or text messages
  • Advertising of your event on my website and social media (if you desire)
  • Contact info shared with attendees and responses to any of their communication following the event

Sample Message and Handout—Avoiding Hypocrisy in Parenting

Avoiding Hypocrisy in Parenting

Lesson 1: ____________ ____________________ so you don’t see your sins in your children (2 Sam 13:21, 38-39, 14:33, 18:5; 1 Kin 1:6).

Lesson 2: Don’t let ________ ________ prevent you from disciplining your children (Pro 13:24, 19:18).

Avoid hypocrisy in parenting by:

Lesson 3: ________________ ________ you want from your children (Rom 2:1, 20-24; Matt 7:1-5).

Lesson 4: Telling your children ____________ __ ____________.

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Romans 2:1

  1. Day 1—Read 2 Sam 13:21, 38-39, 14:33, 18:5, 1 Kin 1:6 and discuss: What sins did David see in the lives of his sons? In what ways did David’s sons’ sins reveal his sins? What are the dangers associated with viewing our children too sentimentally?
  2. Day 2—Read Pro 1:8-9, 3:12, 13:24, 19:18, 22:6 and discuss: Why didn’t David discipline his sons? Why would past sins prevent parents from disciplining their children? What can parents tell themselves when past sins prevent them from disciplining their children? When parents have sin-filled pasts what can they their children to avoid hypocrisy?
  3. Day 3—Read Rom 2:1, 20-24, Matt 7:1-5 and discuss: Do you have expectations for your children that you don’t have for yourself? What would your children say in answer to the previous question? Do your children see behaviors from you that you don’t want to see from them? Are you presenting a high view of God in your home, not just from what you profess, but the way you live?
  4. Day 4—Read Rom 3:9-23 and discuss: Why should parents share with their children that they’re sinners too? What are the dangers for parents if they don’t share with their children that they’re sinners too? Why is it important for parents to avoid making excuses to their children? What happens if children grow up with parents who regularly shift blame? In what ways can children see Christ through humble, loving parents?

Suggestions for prayer:

  1. Your pastors and elders: those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col 4:3, 2 Thes 3:1).
  2. Church members in need (1 Tim 2:1, Eph 6:18, Col 1:9).
  3. “Kings” and those in authority: President Trump, Vice President Pence, Governor Inslee (1 Tim 2:2).
  4. The spread of the Gospel: Missionaries and unreached people groups (Matt 9:37-38).

Description of messages for speaking engagements

Plenty of other teachings are available, but here is a sample…

Marriage:

  • Speaking at Woodland Christian Church
    Preaching at Woodland Christian Church

    Reversing the Effects of the Fall On Your Marriage—The Fall introduced The Battle of the Sexes. Men and women both received sin natures that manifest themselves differently. Husbands and wives should be aware of the struggles typical for them. Most importantly: What can be done? How can these effects be reversed?

  • A Husband’s Love and a Wife’s Submission/Respect—Husbands are commanded to have agape for their wives, but wives are commanded to have phileo for their husbands (Titus 2:4). Why the difference? What does this mean for husbands and wives? Why are husbands commanded to love, but wives are commanded to submit? Learn the answers to these questions!
  • Complementarianism Versus Egalitarianism or “Male and Female He Created Them”—Description: Our culture has been blurring the lines between the genders for years. We’ve moved past homosexual marriage to transgender bathrooms. God created two people who are equal, but who have different roles and responsibilities. Why is complementarianism biblical? What affect is egalitarianism having on the world, the church, and the family?
  • Strong Marriages for Healthy, Homeschooling Environments—Homeschooling children flourish in environments when the parents have strong, healthy marriages. Conversely, children suffer emotionally and academically when there’s disunity or conflict between Mom and Dad. Join Pastor Scott LaPierre, the author of Marriage God’s Way, as he discusses how parents can have relationships that are joyful, loving, and provide an atmosphere for children to learn and grow in, not just academically, but emotionally and spiritually.

Parenting:

  • Children and Barrenness: A Biblical View of Children—What does the Bible say about children? They’re a gift, reward, and blessing. Opening the womb was one of God’s most gracious acts in Scripture. Conversely, barrenness was one of the worst trials for people to endure. As Christians, what application does this have for us today?
  • Avoiding Hypocrisy in Parenting/Homeschooling—We desire the best for our children. We want them to embrace the Gospel and follow the Lord at the earliest possible time in their lives. Our children face so many threats today. Could one of those threats be from their own parents? As Christian parents what can we do to avoid hypocrisy in our parenting and ensure our children see the Gospel in us, through our lives, and through our parenting?

For fathers, husbands, sons (fitting for men’s conferences or father and son retreats):

  • David and Saul: Examples of Good and Bad Leadership—God has called men to be leaders. Contrasting David and Saul reveals what good leaders should and shouldn’t do.
  • Consequences of Poor Headship—In Genesis 34 Jacob’s family suffered because of his poor leadership. He planted his family at Shechem, never considering the terrible consequences. What can men learn from Jacob’s mistakes? How can fathers and husbands – as well as sons growing up to be men – do to avoid some of these same mistakes?

Service (fitting for appreciation banquets):

  • God’s View of Service— When David and his men rescued their wives and children from the Amalekites, some of the men became exhausted. David said, “But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike” (1 Samuel 30:24). These words reveal the way God sees volunteers.
  • Encouraging and promoting volunteers in your church—There are some non-glamorous ministries in the church, but they’re glamorous to God. Learn principles that encourage people in the ministries in the body of Christ.

Miscellaneous:

  • Finances: Our Real Problem Is…or A Biblical View of Finances—Develop a biblical view of finances. What does the Bible say about debt? How can Christians avoid debt? Learn principles for adults to apply to their marriages, and for parents to pass along to their children.
  • So You Would Like to Publish a Book? Or So you would like your children to publish a book?—Have you thought of publishing a book, but haven’t really known where to start? Learn about literary agents and traditional versus self-publishing. Questions about editing, cover design, interior design…find some answers!
“Scott is a very gifted pastor and speaker. His Christ-centered messages inspire one to faith, hope, and love…”
—John Thomas, Senior Pastor
Mayger Downing Community Church

Other Sample messages

If you are considering contacting me for an event, please listen listen to one of the following sermons or watch one of the below videos:

You can find hundreds of my sermons here.

“Scott communicates in a way that captures and holds your attention while shoveling powerful spiritual truths in your direction. Get the funnel out and put it to your ears!”
– Eric Burd, Senior Pastor & President of Household of Faith Fellowship of Churches

Speaking compensation and references

Although most speakers receive an honorarium, I would rather have copies of my book, Marriage God’s Way, purchased. My desire is to get out the message of the book to strengthen marriages and exalt Christ, and I see this as one of the best ways to allow that to happen.

This approach has worked well in the past, with pastors and churches appreciating receiving copies of the book to distribute to their congregations. The book can also be offered as a gift to increase attendance.

Speaking references are available upon request.

“Scott is reaping the blessings of tenaciously studying God’s Word and applying it first to himself, his marriage, and his family. You will be greatly blessed by what Scott has to share.”
—Michael and Susan Bradrick
Founders and directors of Family Discipleship Ministries and co-founders and board members of Christian Heritage

Bio for programs, brochures, or websites

Keynote speaker Scott LaPierre
Speaking at the Capitol in Olympia, WA
  • First-person bio: I am the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, in Woodland, WA and the author of Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships. My wife, Katie, and I have been blessed with six children that we homeschool. Prior to pastoring I taught elementary school and served as an officer in the Army. Most of my time is spent with my home and church families. I also enjoy teaching God’s Word and speaking at conferences and retreats.
  • Third-person bio: Scott LaPierre is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, in Woodland, WA and the author of Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships. Pastor Scott and his wife, Katie, have been blessed with six children that they homeschool. Prior to pastoring Scott taught elementary school and served as an officer in the Army. Most of his time is spent with his home and church families. He also enjoys teaching God’s Word and speaking at conferences and retreats.

Katie LaPierre is also available for speaking engagements

Keynote speaker Katie LaPierre
Katie speaking at a ladies’ conference

My wife, Katie, also enjoys speaking at ladies’ events. Each week she goes over my sermon with me, two (and sometimes three) times. As a result, she’s become very familiar with preparing messages. She enjoys speaking on a variety of topics for women as well as facilitating Q&A’s.

As a pastor’s wife and home-schooling mother, she knows the different trials that women face. This leaves her feeling blessed whenever she has the opportunity to encourage other wives and mothers in their ministries to their husbands, children, and homes.

Here are samples of Katie’s teachings from ladies’ conferences as well as a video of one of her messages:

Contact me if you’re interested in having me speak at one of your events.