George Whitefield Program – Training Week ’17

The George Whitefield Program is conducting its annual training the week of June 19 – 23, 2017. To apply contact Bill Adams at either: bill@sfoi.org or 866-646-5683 #1 and then complete the registration page.  Select the George Whitefield Training Week as your event:  Registration.

The training is designed to provide a foundation and understanding of fruitful practical tools to facilitate your perseverance in the work of an evangelist. These topics are covered: fundraising; evangelistic/Great Commission theology; ministry life. This year in depth teaching of preaching or homiletics has been added.

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.

There are two tracks:

#1: this is required for Saints who are joining the GWP or who want to learn the fundamentals of evangelistic life.  The week includes the topics of fundraising, the theology of evangelism/Great Commission and ministry life.

#2: this is for GWP evangelists who are already in the program and Saints who want to learn the mechanics of preaching often called homiletics.  You will have opportunities to have your sermons critiqued.

The schedule. 

[Families are invited to attend the evening sessions]

Monday, June 19

Registration Noon – 2:00 PM; afternoon training 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 21 – Thursday June 22

Prayer 6:00 AM; Breakfast 8:00 AM; morning training session 9:00 AM – Noon; lunch break [includes lunch and prayer] Noon – 2:00 PM; afternoon training 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 23

Prayer 6:00 AM; Breakfast 8:00 AM; closing session 9:00 AM – Noon.

Scheduled teachers

Track #1:

Charlie Berry a member of the CRU Partner Development Team. Charlie’s teaching is: “Mobilizing the Saints to partner with you financially.”  On Wednesday you will make phone calls 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.

Dr. Herb Ward: Professor of Biblical Studies Covenant College: Herb’s teaching is: the Theology of evangelism/missions using Dr. Christopher Wright‘s book as a text book: “The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission“. Purchase this book and read it prior to the training. Charlie’s teaching is on Thursday.

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 on Friday.

Track #2:

Dr. John Carrick: Former professor of homiletics at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and author of “The Imperative of Preaching: A Theology of Sacred Rhetoric” is teaching homiletics entitled: ‘Preaching the Text of the Word of God’.

Dr. Rick Light: ED of Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship and Pastor of Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church, Bristol, TN: ‘How to preach evangelistically from the Scriptures’. The topics covered will be the Bible, the Messenger, the Message, and the Audience.

Location: Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, TN.

Cost:  For individuals:  $325 per person before May 1 or $375 afterwards. This includes four nights, and eleven meals on the campus of TWU.  You can see the room layout at the Tennessee Wesleyan dorm here: TWU Rooms.

For men bringing their families:  $550.  This includes accommodations for the family at a local hotel and eleven meals on campus for the man.  Each room has two beds, includes breakfast and a pool. This does not include meals on campus for the family.  Families can eat meals on campus at the cost of $9 per person per meal.

Daily activities for the families will be conducted. They will include playing at local playgrounds, visiting local sites including the Mayfield Dairy plant and the scenic areas that are unique to East Tennessee. In other words the families will be busy each day with the other families so they won’t be by themselves during the week.

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.

Here are some pictures of the TWU Campus:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Bill Adams – Atlanta, GA

Bill Adams was raised in the church, Baptist and Methodist, and has never in his life not known of or considered God in his life.In 1988 upon graduation from Belmont University’s Masters in Business program the Lord personally entered Bill’s life and called Bill to follow Him. That began a 27 year journey of following Jesus Christ and growing in the grace and knowledge of Him.

In 1995 the Lord called Bill to begin to go into the highways and hedges to preach the Word and in 2000 Bill became a full-time evangelist.

In the early years Bill preached at seemingly every concert, sporting event, parade and festival in Atlanta and simultaneously the Lord led him to travel to major sporting events like the Super Bowl, Final Four and Olympics to preach.

In 2007 Sports Fan Outreach [SFOI] was born as an effort to bring more Saints with him to preach at these sporting events and now through the SFOI George Whitefield program Bill is seeking men who believed they are called into full-time evangelism to join him to saturate the Western World with the Gospel.

Over the years millions of souls throughout the Western World have heard the Word through Bill’s preaching and the great delight of his life is knowing and preaching Jesus Christ crucified.

Bill is married and has four children. He is a commissioned evangelist of the Diocese of the South of the Anglican Church of North America, is a member of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA and is presently enrolled in the Masters of Theology program at Union School of Theology headquartered in Oxford, England. You can read Bill’s personal theological thoughts here: BillAdams.co.


Joe Hinson – Denton, TX

I have been married for 18 years to Missy. We’ve been together since
high school. We have 1 son who is 12 years old and we are currently
seeking to expand our family through adoption. We live in Denton Texas
about an hour north of Dallas.

I lived as a false convert for several years until around 10 years ago
when by God’s grace I came into contact with Ray Comfort’s “Hell’s
Best Kept Secret” and “True and False Conversion”. The first message
helped me to truly understand the Gospel and the second revealed my
complete absence of Faith in said Gospel.

Currently my family and I are making preparations to relocate to the
Provo Utah area to Lord willing be a part of disciples being made and
see churches being planted.

Soli Deo Gloria!


Chike Uzuegbunam – Loganville, GA

I am 24-years old, and am unworthy to declare the soul-electrifying gospel of Jesus Christ. I am currently attending Georgia Gwinnett College and, Lord willing, plan to graduate this summer of 2017 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science.
To God alone be the glory for His precious Son giving away His life for a formerly wretched and miserable sinner such as I. At the age of 20 the God of glory summoned me from the dungeon of my putrid wickedness into the marvelous and Most Blessed light of Jesus Christ. Then at the age of 22, He gloriously illuminated my eyes to the beautiful doctrines of His grace. The moment God opened my eyes to realize the miraculous sovereign work of regeneration, my heart was immediately awakened to the infinite and holy greatness of Almighty God. My soul has been, by the grace of God, desperately enamored with the unsearchable riches of the beauty of Christ. Since then the Lord has bestowed upon my heart a blazing passion to lift up and herald the Resurrected Savior.
The Lord God has made clear to me that I am to seek and continually hunger after Christ all the days of my life and preach the gospel to as many souls as possible for the glory of the Enthroned Lamb. Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel of God, and as a bondservant of His glory I will channel all my efforts and abilities to declare Christ and Him Crucified. May all glory be unto God and our Reigning Savior Jesus Christ both now and forevermore. Amen!


Zoe White – Tickfaw, LA

Hi, my name is Zoe (pronounced “Zo”) and I’m 31.  I reside in Tickfaw, Louisiana with my wife and 3 kids.  (Lord-willing, we’ll bring home our next baby in April 2017!)  I was raised Catholic in south Louisiana near New Orleans.  By God’s grace, He saved me at the age of 14 at a youth retreat in Florida.  Sadly, I wasn’t really taught the Gospel and the beautiful doctrines of grace until I went to college.  Through collegiate conferences, I was introduced to the reality of unengaged, unreached people groups with little hope to hear the Gospel in their lifetime.  Missions has gripped my heart ever since.  A couple years ago my wife and I were offered internship positions with a missions agency reaching South Asians in London, but that fell through. I’m thankful now that God changed our plans, because this year, God has introduced us to the ministry of Ray Comfort at Living Waters.  God used their teachings on biblical evangelism to convict me of how little I shared the gospel and how unbiblical my methods were.  I hand out tracts regularly now, have many fruitful evangelistic conversations with folks (including the scary talks with family members!), and I’m preparing to open-air preach for the first time.  I am now working to complete my college degree so that seminary is an option in the near future.  All glory to God for His grace!  It is such a joy to proclaim to others the Good News that God is reconciling sinners to Himself through Christ!