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Win Shane & Shane’s New Album “The One You Need” Before You Can Buy It

I have some great give-aways today.  Today’s BIG give-aways include some cool stuff from some friends of mine, christian artists Shane and Shane. If you are not aware of their music, you should be, these guys are the real deal.  We recently hung out and I just love these guys genuine hearts and passion to share their gospel and impact the community.

Shane and Shane has sold over a half a million records and now they have a new project which is their first studio release in two years, The One You Need. Available Oct. 4, the project’s debut single and title track is quickly becoming a hit.  As a matter of fact just yesterday, on my way to an client appointment, I had to sit in the car and finish listening to “The One You Need” before on The Message satellite radio station before going into the meeting.

After a brief hiatus from recording, Shane Barnard and Shane Everett have returned to the studio with two years worth of new material, all self-written and self-produced. The duo, who has been playing together for 13 years, has joined efforts with Fair Trade Services, home to top artists including The Afters, MercyMe, and Derek Webb, for this new album.

The Shanes, now both married with children, created this latest record through the lens of fatherhood and community. In fact, Barnard penned the title track—a poignant letter from daddy to daughter—a week before his daughter Lucy was born. Having also recently assumed the role of worship pastors at their local church, The One You Need additionally contains songs intended to minister to those hurting around them.

Although it doesn’t release until October 4th, I already have the new album in my iTunes (I got the hook up… keep reading, you can also get the hook up).  It’s an awesome project that really compliments the Shane’s unique style and unique sound.  Some of my personal favorites include: Grace Is Sufficient, Your Love, Praise Him, Miracle and the title track “The One You Need” which is featured in the above video.  As a parent it will break your heart and make you re-focus at the same time.

Do You Want The Hook Up? We are giving away 4 different prize packages, click here to check out what is included in Package A, B, C & D.  Package A includes everything from a signed copy of the alum to 2 FREE tickets to any ticketed Shane and Shane show and more.

Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  • 1. Leave  comment stating that you would like to win a copy of the album, in your own words of course.
  • 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning a copy, or simply copy and paste the below tweet info. to your Facebook or Google+ status if your aren’t on Twitter.  If you don’t have Twitter, Facebook or Google+ simply leave a comment and we will pray for you to move into the new media generation.  🙂  Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  Here is the tweet you can copy and paste or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it.  Win Shane & Shane’s new album “The One You Need” B4 You Can Buy It. (Also Tix to a Show) http://bit.ly/Shanes
  • 3. Go browse around the ShaneandShane.com and check out more about the project.
  • Note: 4 Winners for packages (A-B-C-D) will be selected from the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section and will be announced on Monday August 15th.  You can leave one comment each additional day that you follow steps 1 & 2.  Be sure to change your tweets up a bit.   An individual could have 4 entries if they tweeted and commented each day. Increase your odds, participate daily!

I will randomly choose 4 Names to win these packages with the help of random.org or another random means from those who complete the above steps by 4:59 pm central time 8/15/11.  I will announce the winners the evening of 8/15, right here on this post. Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

The Winner Are As Follows… thanks to everyone for entering!

Package A: Andrea MacBean
Package B: @Matreames
Package C: Dana Ferguson
Package D: Steve Gagne

Do You Have Something You Want To Promote?

I receive daily requests from people who want me to tweet, help promote or share information about a great ministry, cause, product or idea.  I try to share as many as I can, but I inevitably can’t share them all.  It’s not because I don’t want to share them all, but rather because it would be too much.

I decided to dedicate this post for people to be able to share information about great ministries, products, ideas, books, CD’s, Kickstarter projects, blogs, websites, documentaries, businesses…   I don’t care what you promote, as long as it’s good stuff and not inappropriate.

It’s simple, leave a comment below with links and as much information you would like to share about whatever you are promoting.  If you have a question about what someone is promoting, simply reply to their comment and you can talk amongst one another. If you know someone who has something to promote, let them know about this opportunity.

Thanks again for reading BigIsTheNewSmall.com!

Do You Have Something You Want To Promote?  Go Ahead and promote it below. Shamelessly!

Win 10 Copies Of #ChurchDiversity for Your Staff or Small Group

I’d like to say thanks to the many people who took advantage of the New Leaf Publishing Group offer of Church Diversity: Sunday The Most Segregated Day Of The Week for only $4.99 for 72 hours. This promo went out to those of you who are a part of the BigIsTheNewSmall.com and ChurchDiversity.com communities.  Because of it’s popularity, they have extended the offer for 2 weeks, I’m assuming that was from Monday, July 18th.

Church Diversity will be available for purchase in Kindle, Nook, iBook, Sony Reader or PDF formats for only $4.99 from nlpg.com. Purchasers can also request a complimentary copy be sent to their pastor.  That’s right, from now til’ August 1st, you and your friends can purchase a digital copy of Church Diversity for only $4.99 (right here) and a complimentary copy be sent to your pastor.  That’s like a double deal. 🙂

For those of you that have already dove in and began reading Church Diversity, all you have to do is Tweet, Google+ or Facebook post your favorite quote and you will be entered to win 10 Copies of Church Diversity for your staff, friends, small group or whomever you want to give them to.

If you have not picked up a copy, simply buy one or download a free sample chapter and share your favorite quote from the book. Please use the #ChurchDiversity hashtag when you share your quote and leave a comment below letting me know that you shared your quote.  The comment section is how the winner will be randomly selected. You can share one quote and one comment between now and Sunday (3 total for a better chance of winning).  Winner will be announced on Monday, July 25.

Remember it’s as easy as 1-2-3

  • 1. Tweet or Share quote from book.
  • 2. Leave comment below stating that you did so. (up to 3)
  • 3. Check back on Monday to see if you won.

#FistBump & Thanks for your support…  We are just getting started!

Win $1K Custom Sermon Series/Graphic Design Package

Once a month we will be doing something called the BIG Give-a-Way right here at BigIsTheNewSmall.com. For more details on the BIG Give-a-Way and learn how your business or organization can be involved, click here.

Today’s BIG Give-a-Way comes to you from The Treehouse Group, an award winning creative company focused on helping businesses and ministries reach their full potential through graphic design.

We are giving away a custom sermon series graphic package valued up to $1,000.  Elements can include but not limited to the designing of the Main graphic and choose from the design of bulletins, slides, mailers, banners, video elements, social sites, apparel etc.  Printing is not included and the agreement will be with The Treehouse Group.

Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  • 1. Leave  comment stating that you would like to win the design package. Be creative, share why or simply say “I want to win.” (only 1 comment per day)
  • 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning the package, or simply copy and paste this tweet info. to your Facebook status if you aren’t on Twitter.  If you don’t have Twitter or Facebook, simply leave a comment an we will pray for you to move into the new media generation.  🙂  Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook or Twitter.  Here is the tweet or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it: Win a FREE $1k Custom Sermon Series/Graphic Design Package 4 ur church. courtesy @curtis_stephens http://bit.ly/e5D8Gr
  • 3. Go browse around The Treehouse Group’s Website and check out their work.
  • Note: Contest will run through Valentines Day.  Winners will be selected from the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section.  You can leave one comment each additional day that you follow steps 1 & 2.  I will post a new tweet each morning to be retweeted for that day.  An individual could have 4 entries if they tweeted and commented each day. Increase your odds, participate daily!

I will randomly choose 1 comment to win the package with the help of random.org or another random means 🙂 from those who complete the above steps by 11:59 pm central time 2/14/11.

I will announce the winner on February 15th.  Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

dream BIG. think BIGGER.

Winner Update:  The random winner of the $1,000 Design Package according to Random.org is:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

3

Timestamp: 2011-02-16 02:08:07 UTC

#3  Joshua Riggs  (Thanks everyone for entering)

BIG News. BIG Ideas.

It’s time for some BIG News as in BigIsTheNewSmall.com kinda BIG News.  I have been thinking through some BIG Ideas for BigIsTheNewSmall.com for 2011 and I have a few working.

Let me share a couple of the BIG Ideas with you and we will get them kicked off today.

  • BIG Idea #1.  BIG GiveBack – I am going to give away a months worth of FREE advertising on BigIsTheNewSmall.com.  1 FREE 125×125 Advertising Spot $200 value.  My thought is to help promote some businesses, ideas, blogs, books, CD’s, causes, charities or whatever else you share, that I agree to promote.  The concept is simple, I’ll share a blogpost about the Big Giveback and anyone can share why I should choose their endeavor.  I’ll choose one, you provide the graphic for the advertisement and we will do again the next month.
  • Consider this post as your opportunity to begin sharing this month.  I’ll select the winner on Thurs. January 20th. I’ll announce the Winner on January 21st and the ad will go up on Feb. 1st.  Once you share simply Tweet or share on your facebook status that you just shared a BIG Idea for the #BigGiveBack at BigIsTheNewSmall.com.  I encourage readers, to comment or give feedback on any of the ideas that you like.
  • BIG Idea #2. BigGiveAway – Last month I did a #BigGiveAway of an iPad in conjunction with promoting my man Wayne Elsey’s new book, Almost Isn’t Good Enough.  This #BigGiveAway received thousands upon thousands of hits on the link provided and many more hits in general.  We had over 700 comments, 700 Retweets from the site and many more RT’s and Facebook postings. To top it all off Sonny Lemmons won an iPad. Check Out the Post Here. My thought is that I’m going to offer this as another advertising opportunity. Here are the details, you provide an item that you want to promote in conjunction with a #BigGiveAway with a value of at-least $600 and you give me one of the things that you’re giving away.
  • For instance an iPad to give away and an iPad for me to have.  You could give away a branding, logo, design package or website package and you give me one of the same.  I will either keep what you give me for personal use or I might decide to #GiveBack and bless someone else.  This promotion will feature a blogpost on Friday and the promo will run from Friday until Monday with full promotion.  Everyone will have a chance to win and the winners will be randomly selected.  This will happen once a month, with the first opportunity kicking off in February.  Only 11 slots left for the year.  Of course I have to agree with what you are wanting to give away.  If you are interested in doing the #BigGiveAway shoot me an email above.

If You would like to be considered for the #BigGiveBack leave a comment below and share it on your Facebook or Twitter.  Consider the 3C’s: Be Convincing, Creative and Compelling.

If you are interested in the #BigGiveAway click on the email link at the top of the blog.

The Winner Of The iPad Is…

The Winner Of The iPad and Books are as follow…  Watch The Video!

I know who won the iPad, if someone will tell me who the other winners are, I will hook them up with a FREE copy of Wayne’s book.  I need to get my blog comment system changed, to include numbers next to each comment — Counting Is For The Birds. 🙂  The winners in the 600’s are better off counting from 700 down!

Click here to go back to the original post.

Thanks again for reading and participating, sorry you have to count!  Merry Christmas.

UPDATE – The Winners Are as Follows:

  • 328 – Tiffany Anderson
  • 686 – Maria December
  • 443 – Colby Brown
  • 289 – Victor Cabe
  • 668 – Paul Steinbrueck
  • 157 — Sonny Lemmons (iPad Winner)

Win A FREE iPad – Almost Isn’t Good Enough

Can you believe Christmas is just a week away and it’s almost here.  The problem with almost is this — “Almost Isn’t Good Enough.” If you almost win a million dollars, if your team almost won the game, if you almost took that step towards doing the right thing, if you are almost saved…  The bottom line is almost just isn’t good enough.

I had the opportunity to read a great book, by a great leader, with a great story, leading a great organization and all for a great cause.  Wayne Elsey is the Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, a non-profit that has given away 13 million pairs of shoes in 6 years.  Wayne was a game changer in the footwear industry for more than 30 years, and was the youngest Vice President of Stride-Rite at 22 (with only a high school education).  @WayneElsey is a simple guy who cares about others and gave it all up for a dream to change the world.

That’s what his new book Almost Isn’t Good Enough is all about, It’s about challenging us to realize we only have one chance at this thing we call life.  Wayne does an excellent job of weaving real life stories with practical insights that will challenge and inspire you to look at you life, purpose and decisions differently.  As Wayne puts it in Almost Isn’t Good Enough, “Each of us has a brand. We reinforce this by the decisions we make and the actions we take.”  In other words we are what we do and not the lip service of what we say.

We all have the ability to change the world deep down inside of us.  It takes courage, inspiration, faith and those God moments to bring the world changer out of us.  Wayne draws everything back to the day he saw a shoe washup on shore after the Asian tsunami. Something inside of him made him want to do something instead of just ignore the pain of others. He didnʼt know what it was at the time but he knew he had to take action.

We can only realize our World Changing potential if we take action.  One of my sayings about potential is this, “Potential Unrealized Is Just Potential.” When we know we have the potential to make a lasting difference with whatever we have, wherever we are, and in whatever ways we can, Almost Isn’t Good Enough.” ~Wayne Elsey

If you want to release your world changing potential, get off the couch and stop settling for almost.  Almost Isn’t Good Enough is a great read to kick off your 2011.  The official release of the book is December 26th. The cool thing is I am going to be giving away some copies to some random BigIsTheNewSmall.com readers.

100% of The Proceeds from Almost Isn’t Good Enough benefits Soles4Souls.  That’s called a Win-Win!  Where else can you buy a book, 10 pair of shoes be delivered to someone in need and you get to pick where the shoes go.  Spread the word and buy the book to help Soles4Souls reach their God-Sized goal of giving away 200,000 pairs of shoes to people in need through this book in 2011.

The BIG Give-Away:

In 2010 I had been thinking about doing a BIG giveaway right here at BigIsTheNewSmall.com and almost gave away an iPad.  I recently realized that Almost Isn’t Good Enough, so I decided to go ahead and make it happen. That’s Right… I’m giving away an iPad right before Christmas and everyone has a chance to win.  I will be giving away a nice stack of these Almost Isn’t Good Enough books before you can buy them as well. Here is how you enter to win the books and iPad.  Please pay close attention to the details.

Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  • 1. Leave  comment stating that you would like to win a copy of the book and iPad in your own words of course.
  • 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning a copy, or simply copy and paste this tweet info. to your Facebook status if your aren’t on Twitter.  If you don’t have Twitter or Facebook, simply leave a comment an we will pray for you to move into the new media generation.  🙂  Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook or Twitter.  Here is the tweet or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it.  Win A FREE iPad & Copies of @WayneElsey’s new book “Almost Isn’t Good Enough” http://bit.ly/200kShoes #200kShoes
  • 3. Go browse around the WayneElsey.com and check out more details about the book.
  • Note: Winners will be selected from the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section.  You can leave one comment each additional day that you follow steps 1 & 2.  I will post a new tweet each morning to be retweeted for that day.  An individual could have 7 entries if they tweeted and commented each day. Increase your odds, participate daily!

I will randomly choose 5 Names to win the copies of the book and 1 with the help of random.org or another random means from those who complete the above steps by 11:59 pm central time 12/23/10.  I will announce the winners on Christmas Eve Dec. 24th and I will ship your items Mon. December 27th.  Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

dream BIG. think BIGGER.

Win FREE Tickets To The #RightNow Conference

One of my favorite conferences is this conference that happens right outside of Dallas, Texas.  The conference is called the RightNow Conference and it’s put on by a great organization.  The conference is November 11th & 12th, 2010 at Irving Bible Church.  There will also be a small-groups only gathering on November 10th.

The focus of this years conference is “Leading Beyond Our Walls.”  In an age where consumerism and culture compete with the aims of the church, it is important to ground ourselves in a Biblical view of leadership.  will help transform the self-focused leadership to outward focused leadership.

There are tons of great main-stage and breakout speakers including Max Lucado, Erwin McManus, Anne Jackson, Tony Evans, Amena Brown and others.  I will also be speaking at one of the breakout sessions.

I am giving away 5 pairs of tickets.  I think it’s always great to win tickets in pairs, because it allows you to tag someone along with you, car pool or whatever.  If you win one of the pairs and can only go by yourself or don’t have anyone to give the other ticket to, let me know and we will throw it back in the pool to give away.

Winning is as easy as 1-2-3:

  • 1. Leave a comment below stating that you would like to win a pair of tickets.
  • 2. Re-Tweet this tweet: Win FREE Tickets To The RightNow Conf. Featuring: Erwin McManus, Max Lucado, Anne Jackson… http://bit.ly/9IAtCR  #RN10
  • 3. Check back at midnight tonight to see if you won.

I will randomly choose a couple of Names with the help of random.org, from those who complete steps   1-2-3 by 11:59 pm central time today 10/30/10.  Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

FREE Copies Of Israel Houghton’s New CD

Israel Houghton’s new CD & LP “Love God. Love People. released yesterday and it received a lot of buzz.  You may be asking, “What is an LP?” An LP is only 3 dollars more than the regular album and includes Chord Charts, A Huge Photo Gallery, Remix Room, Daily Encouragement Through The Word & more! This project is Kind Of A Big Deal.

As a matter of fact, Integrity Music and Israel Houghton make history as his new release Love God, Love People is the first Christian iTunes LP.  Houghton also becomes the first artist, mainstream or Christian, to have an LP release that includes interactive social network capabilities, a music mixer and Bible verses, as well as the ability to create your own album cover. Other artists who have popular LPs include John Mayer, Dave Mathews, Lifehouse, OneRepublic and Christina Aguilera.

You can listen to “Love God. Love People.” right over there —–>

The album released yesterday and you can win it today.

Winning is as easy as 1-2-3:

  • 1. Leave  comment stating that you would like to win a copy, in your own words of course.
  • 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning a copy, or simply copy and paste this tweet info. to your Facebook status if your aren’t on Twitter.  If you don’t have Twitter or Facebook, simply leave a comment an we will pray for you to move into the new media generation.  🙂  Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook or Twitter.  Here is the tweet or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it: Win a FREE copy of @israelhoughton’s new CD “Love God. Love People.” at BigIsTheNewSmall.com http://bit.ly/ihLGLP
  • 3. Go browse around Israel Houghton’s Website and check out the cool stuff including some great videos.

I will randomly choose 5 Names with the help of random.org, from those who complete steps   1-2-3 by 11:59 pm central time today 9/1/10.  Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

“Love God. Love People.” — Ready, Set, Go!

Winner Update: Random Integer Generator Winning Numbers-

14 - Willie Harris
29 - Buddy Boone
9 - Kyle Smith
35 - Dale Schmucker
27 - Cameron

Timestamp: 2010-09-02 23:31:48 UT

Free Friday "FREE For All!"

freeI am about to take FREE Friday to a whole nutha’ level.  I have a stack of new books that I have double and triple copies of books that I have collected from conferences and people sending them to me over the last year.  I have decided to give them away to for FREE Friday.  I had sent out a tweet earlier to find out if other people wanted to give some things away and many of you responded, so here is what I have decided to do.

If you want to give something away, whether that be a product, service, app. etc.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Share what you are giving away in the comment section.
  2. Wait until midnight and select a random winner or winners. (Post Winners in Comment Section)
  3. Get in contact with the people who won and get them whatever they won.

Handle your communication in the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section and take all the details of how to obtain or receive winnings off-line if necessary.

If you want to win something, it’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Leave a comment stating which item that you would like to win. (You can enter to win multiple things, just leave 1 comment per item that you would like to win).
  2. Check throughout the day to see what items are being listed.
  3. Check back after midnight to see if you won.

Feel FREE to Tweet or Facebook about FREE Friday “FREE For All!”

TGIFF Thank Goodness It’s FREE Friday!

I’ll Go First!

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