Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Film We Created with Hopes of Spreading Virally on YouTube

a 4 minute film explaining what Jesus thinks of you - life, death and love of a savior.

Video Viral Launch Party Sharing Instructions

FallingPlates.com - a short film about life, death, and love

What a privilege to get to partner with you in using social media to reach and influence the world for Christ.

At some point today, will you take 15 minutes to share the video via your social media sites.

Below: Simple Sharing Instructions...

Some examples of what you can say in any social network, comment, message

ADD this exact line of text at the end of every comment you use (link and hashtag): http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo #FallingPlates
  • Need to get right with God? http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo #FallingPlates
  • This just blew my mind. Everybody needs to watch
  • #FallingPlates gets me every time, keeps you thinking.
  • Still my favorite video on @youtube...
  • Watch this and spread it
  • You HAVE to watch this video! Besides, you can spare 4 minutes, right?
  • Completely worth the 4 minutes to watch this. #truth #payattention
  • I cried watching this! #truth
  • The #Gospel in 4 minutes. Watch this video its amazing: #JesusisLord #Christ #Jesus #salvation
  • Very inspirational
  • Watch this - simple, short presentation of the Gospel like you’ve never heard it before
  • Watch this!! Its awesome
  • Have you seen this video yet? I bet it’s going to go viral.
  • This is awesome!
  • Wonder what Jesus thinks of you?
  • Genius display of the gospel!
  • This is so creative, I love it.
  • Hey @PERSON’sTwitterAccount, I want you to watch this then I want to talk about it with you.
  • Myan Calendar end of world 12-21-12? Then better watch:
  • [video] Spectacular! watch:
  • A video with heart and emotion:

Most of your sharing can be done from YouTube

After you watch the video,
  1. Click the “Like” thumbs-up button
  2. Click “Subscribe” button
  3. Leave a comment in the comments section
  4. Click “Post” to submit your comment
  5. Click “Share” button to share it on other social networks
  6. Click each of the icons for each social networks you use (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and lots more)
  7. It is safe to log in with each of your social networks’ username and password for this process. It is secure and you are not authorizing YouTube to do anything beyond posting the contents you get to see prior to submitting.


  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Select one of the suggested pre-written comments
  3. Post a status update including the url to the video: http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo
Example: Wonder what Jesus thinks of you? http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo
Go to the groups you are part of and paste your status update and link there, too.


  1. Log into your twitter account.
  2. Select one of the suggested pre-written comments
  3. Including the video’s link: http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo
  4. And include the hashtag #FallingPlates
Example: Need to get right with God? http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo #FallingPlates
Retweet 4-5+ times throughout the day, using different wording.
Send a tweet or a direct message to the most influential tweeters that follow you saying (Replace @THEIRuSERnAME with the person’s actual username):
#FallingPlates @THEIRuSERnAME Could your team use this? Please watch 4min video & forward http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo #TwitterStories


  1. Log in to pinterest
  2. Go to “Add +”
  3. Click “Add a Pin”
  4. Paste the video url: http://youtu.be/KGlx11BxF24
  5. Click “Find Images”
  6. Pick a “board” to pin it to, and add description
  7. Click “Pin It”


  • Write a short blog post in your personal ministry blog. Just paste the “Embed code” for #FallingPlates in a new posting so your readers can watch the video within your blog and not have to leave
  • Contact a few of these top bloggers and ask them to include #FallingPlates in their blog. Here is a list of the top 200 top ministry blogs: http://churchrelevance.com/resources/top-church-blogs/


  • Send a friend a text messages asking to watch the video and say: Sometime I’d like to get your thoughts on this new video: http://bit.ly/FallingPlatesVideo
  • Send link of the video, then few hours later text them saying “did u get 2 watch the video?”

Other strategic spots to share:

Thursday, November 29, 2012

How Can We Increase Evangelism Effectiveness?

Discussion Questions

A few years ago, I led a national discussion in an effort to increase effectiveness in evangelism. These are the questions I asked:
  1. What is impossible to do today, but if it could be done, would fundamentally change our evangelistic efforts for the better?
  2. What are we really good at? Does anyone see a paradigm shift on the horizon coming our way? How does we need to change to remain relevant?
  3. If we had to start from zero, from scratch, what would you do differently to enhance our focus on evangelism?
  4. What strategy have you used to involve yourself in evangelism? What struggles are you facing?
  5. How do you get students involved in student-to-student evangelism? How do you get adults involved in adult-to-adult evangelism?
  6. What is the most insane idea you have that would appear foolish if God wasn’t in it?

How would you answer these questions?

Post your thoughts in the comments section...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Dad's (Gerald Crutsinger) Dying Moments

At the age of 73, my dad has passed away. He fought long and hard! He was first diagonosed with stage four lung cancer which spread to form a brain tumor which was removed on Christmas in 2007. Dad was told he had a 2% chance of living 2 years. He fought through brain surgery, lung cancer, pneumonia, pulmonary emboli, blood clots in lower half of body, chemo, radiation, back fracture, neck tumor, near complete closing of esophagus, stomach g-tube, and more.

My dad was not one to ever give up on anything.

I will miss him.

I love you dad -

IAmSecond Book Gifted to My Dad


Want to view this album? visit:

These are photos I took with my dad a couple days ago. Long story, but Norm Miller (CEO of Interstate Batteries and founder of http://www.iamsecond.com/ ) used to be a client of my dad's. Norm and many other celebrities autographed this book that I gave to my dad. This book was the conversation piece that enabled me to communicate with dad about his faith in Christ. "To be absent of the body, is to be in the presence of the Lord. "-2 Corinthians 5:8.

One of the videos I showed my dad was of Brian “Head” Welch, former lead guitarist for the band Korn, whose life was spinning out of control.


Obituary :: Gerald Glynn Crutsinger


Gerald Glynn Crutsinger, Sr., 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, from complications of lung cancer.

Burial for Gerald will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in the DFW National Cemetery,
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway,
Dallas, TX 75211. A memorial service will be conducted that afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Carrollton, 2400 Josey Ln, Carrollton, 75006. The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at First Baptist Church Carrollton.

Gerald was born Dec. 13, 1938, in Brownwood, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Carla; sons Glynn, Sam, and Howard; grandchildren Hunter, Travis, Cooper, Benjamin, and Cole; mother, Dorothy Crutsinger. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold D. Crutsinger, and brother, Harold R. Crutsinger.

Gerald graduated from Wichita Falls High School. As a lifelong Longhorn fan, he attended the University of Texas receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering while on a football scholarship. He was proud to be in Coach Darrell Royal’s first recruiting class and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

After graduation, he served as 1st Lieutenant in the HHC 127th Engineer Battalion 11 Air Assault Division Third US Army as an Airborne Jumpmaster. He completed his military experience as a Captain in the Texas National Guard.

Returning to school, he received a Juris Doctor Degree from Baylor Law School in 1967. He practiced Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law; Unfair Competition; and Intellectual Property Litigation as a Senior Partner at The Crutsinger and Booth Law Firm in Dallas, Texas until his retirement in 2008.

Gerald was licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, before the U.S. Supreme Court, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, before U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal 5th Circuit, and before the Canadian Patent Office. He was a member of Texas State Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas-Fort Worth Patent Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and International Trademark Association.

His special achievements include: Associate Editor, Baylor Law Review; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; and President Dallas-Fort Worth Patent Law Association.

Gerald coached all three sons in YMCA football and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He was an active member of First Baptist Church Carrollton. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Carla, especially in Europe. Last summer was highlighted by a family cruise to Alaska to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary (Sept 4, 1961).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to “Campus Crusade for Christ” under account number: 0441540 at Attn: Contributions, PO Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222 or http://give.ccci.org/give/0441540