The George Whitefield Program is conducting its annual training the week of June 17 – 21, 2019. The training is designed to provide a foundation of fruitful practical tools to facilitate your perseverance in the work of an evangelist.

To apply contact Bill Adams at either: bill@sfoi.org or 866-646-5683 #1 and then complete the registration page noting whether you are participating in Track #1 or #2.

There are two tracks:

#1: this is required for men who are joining the GWP or men who want to learn the fundamentals of evangelistic life.  These topics are covered: ministry partner development [fundraising]; the role of the evangelist in the Lord’s redemptive work; and spiritual disciplines.

Again, the training is for men who believe they are called to or are considering the work of evangelism full-time. This is not training in evangelism, that training is conducted through Sports Fan Outreach events, rather this is training for the administrative and personal aspects of ministry.

To register to attend click on this link and when asked for the event you are attending type “George Whitefield Program – Training ’19”: Register.

#2: is for GWP evangelists who are already in the program and men whether they are a pastor, evangelist, teacher, seminary student or layman, who want to learn the mechanics of preaching often called homiletics.  You will have opportunities to have your sermons critiqued.

To register for the homiletics training visit this page and enter “George Whitefield Program – Homiletics ’19” when asked for the event you are attending: Register.

The schedule.

The time slots are the same for both tracks. Both tracks come together for the “Evening Session” which is a joint worship service. Families are invited to attend the evening sessions.

Monday, June 17

Registration: Noon – 2:00 PM

Afternoon session: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Dinner break: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Evening session: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tuesday, June 18 – Thursday June 20

Prayer: 7:00 AM

Breakfast: 8:00 AM

Morning session: 9:00 AM – Noon

Lunch break: Noon – 2:00 PM  [includes lunch and prayer]

Afternoon session: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Dinner break: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Evening session: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday, June 21

Prayer: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast: 8:00 AM

Closing session: 9:00 AM – Noon.

Scheduled teachers

Track #1

Charlie Berry a member of the CRU Ministry Partner Development Team. Charlie’s teaching is: “Mobilizing the Saints to partner with you financially.” Charlie’s training will lead to you making phone calls on Wednesday to set up appointments for the next week. Prepare a list of 200 contacts and write out your “Calling Testimony” and bring both with you to the training. Charlie’s teaching is Monday – Wednesday. More details will be added including after you register.

Dennis Johnson: Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Johnson is teaching on Evangelism and Evangelists in the New Testament. His present outline: Evangelism and Evangelists in the New Testament.

Bill Adams: Chief Evangelist & Overseer of Sports Fan Outreach Int’l. Bill’s teaching is: “Living the life of the evangelist: establishing spiritual disciplines to be a fruitful evangelist.” Bill’s teaching is Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

Track #2

Dr. Mike Pasquarello. Director of the Robert Smith Jr. Preaching Institute at Beeson Divinity School.

Topics:

Preparation of the Preacher

Message of the Preacher

Location: Decatur, TN. At the Decatur United Methodist Church.

Accommodations:  John Knox Center. [Housing cost: $15 – $60 / person / night based on the number of people a in room. Each room holds 4 people.  If you want your own room or want to share a room with a particular person tell us.]

Cost: $300 + housing. Includes meals. GWP Payments.

For men bringing their families the extra cost is housing and meals. Meals are $40 / person for 4 evening meals. 

Extra: Consider this week like a camp meeting with training. This means there’s plenty of praying and preaching mixed with training. Men are encouraged to bring their families. There will be activities for the families during the training times.