The 16% Book outlines how ministry leaders must identify the right number and qualities of their people to effectively bring change.
Why, hello there.
My name is Brandon Smith. I am a college campus minister, a family man, and a struggling influencer. I also like to write.
Which is why you're here.
As I've said a few times, I am pregnant with my first book. The little guy hasn't been born yet, but he's coming. He is being formed and created and nurtured. Soon enough, he'll make his arrival.
And I need your help to bring him into the world.
He doesn't have a name yet, but I have been affectionately calling him "The 16% Book." It's a little less weird than calling him "Peanut," but not much. Regardless, the official title of the project will come later.
The 16% Book is essentially for leaders of churches or ministries (or any other organization, really) who are stuck. What will it take to get un-stuck? Well, as you might have guessed, the answer lies in The 16%. And not just The 16%. The Right 16%.
Taking a look at the life of Joshua and Caleb in the Old Testament, The 16% Book will explore the characteristics and qualities these two men possessed that made them part of the original 16% that led God's people into the Promised Land. Learning from them, readers will understand the type of people they need to identify in their church, ministry, or organization to make up their 16% and usher in lasting change.
This book is not self-published, per se. Instead, I have partnered with Ben Arment and Dream Year Books. The book will be professionally edited and designed and will read and look fantastic. It will be available to purchase via Amazon and Barnes and Noble and my website. It will also be available for your Kindle or your Nook.
I have invested a good chunk of my own money into getting this book into the hands of as many people as possible. But I need your help to cross the finish line.
What You Can Do:
I need to raise $2,500 to complete this project. I have provided some fun incentives for those of you who invest in the project. Check those out on the right side of this page. You are simply making a pledge; you won't be charged until we reach our goal.
And we must reach our goal. For those of you who don't know how Kickstarter works, you simply need to know this: it's an all-or-nothing deal. If we don't meet the goal, I don't see a dime. And I need to see dimes. Lots of them.
The total cost of this project is above $4,000 and Kickstarter will allow us to raise more than the goal. So, keep giving and sharing this with anyone and everyone; your friends, your families, your social networks. Let's make this happen.
Thanks so much for being a part of my life and this book. I am praying God will take our little partnership here and use it to impact His Kingdom in bigger ways than we could hope or even dream.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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LEVEL 2 // At this level, I will include the above and put your name in the acknowledgement section of the book. You know that's a sweet deal. Seeing your name in a book is cool.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 5 // One for you and one for a friend. At this level, you'll get the social media shout-out, your name in the acknowledgement section of the book, the advanced digital copy of the book, and not one but TWO physical copies of the book when it releases. I'll personalize and sign one for you and then sign the other. Give it to your minister, your boss, or your mom. I don't care. Just share.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 6 // All of the above (except Level 5), plus a brand-new black Moleskine journal (like the great artists use) sent directly to your door. I will personalize and autograph the journal as well as hand write some of my favorites passages from the book on the first few pages.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 8 // This book is really for leaders of ministries and churches. And so, with this level, you'll get a social media shout-out, your name in the acknowledgement section of the book, an advanced digital copy of the book, a personalized and signed copy of the physical book (whew!) PLUS an opportunity to have me speak with your ministry or church leadership team about the leadership principles found in the book and provide some coaching. I would be glad to do this via Skype or in person, provided you are within a couple of hours drive of my home in Maryville, MO.Estimated delivery:
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LEVEL 9 // EXCLUSIVE to THREE DONATIONS. You'll get Levels 1-4 and 6, plus I will fly to where you live (in the continental US) at my own expense and speak with your ministry or church leadership team face-to-face about the how's and who's of The 16%. Or, I'd be glad to come and speak at your church or ministry for whatever you'd like: a weekend service, a weekday service, college or student gathering. You just let me know.Estimated delivery:
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