The George Whitefield Program [GWP], a ministry of Sports Fan Outreach International, is conducting a homiletics training June 18 – 22, 2018 for members of the GWP and men, whether they are pastors, evangelists, teachers, seminary students or laymen, who simply want to study homiletics.

To apply contact Bill Adams the Director of the GWP at either: or 866-646-5683 #1 expressing your interest to attend. Once your contact is received you can then complete the registration: Register. Enter ‘Homiletics ’18’ as the event you are registering to attend.

The GWP is an evangelistic ministry intended to train and equip men to fruitfully preach the Word for souls to hear and believe. As such homiletics training is in accordance with the GWP’s ongoing work with evangelists and is also designed to enhance the church’s ability to preach evangelistically to the benefit of the hearers of the Word.

This year’s subject for the Homiletics teaching is:  “A Path to Practical, Persuasive, Powerful Preaching”.

The Schedule

[The evening sessions are a joint worship time with everyone participating in the GWP Training week. Your families are invited to attend the evening sessions too.]

Monday, June 18

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 19 – Thursday June 21

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

Friday, June 22

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

Scheduled teacher: Dr. Denny PrutowDr. Prutow will teach all sessions and critique everyone’s preaching. His teaching topics will be posted forthcoming. You can gain insight into his teaching by visiting this page: ‘So Pastor What’s Your Point?‘.

Dr. Prutow’s topics will be:

1. My Definition of Preaching
2. Basic Sermon Types
3. Determining Your Sermon Text
4. Getting the Point of Your Text
5. Developing Your Sermon Point
6. The Characteristics of Oral Presentations
7. Developing Your Outline
8. Sermon Details: Explanation, Illustration, Application, Transition
9. The Importance of Illustrative Material
10. Conclusions
11. Introductions
12. Extemporaneous Preaching
Dr. Prutow has also written several books which can found here: Dr. Denny Prutow’s Books.

Location: Decatur United Methodist Church, Decatur, TN.

Accommodations: You can stay where you want however a block of rooms is reserved at the  Comfort Inn, Athens, TN (cost see below).  There are campgrounds nearby and other hotels in the area.


For individuals. $200. This includes 4 meals.

For men bringing their families: $40 per person for 4 evening meals. Everyone attends the evening meal and service.

Comfort Inn: is $450 per room for 5 days + 4 nights. 2 queen beds. Free breakfast.

Extra comments: Consider this week like a camp meeting with training. This means there’s plenty of praying and fellowship mixed with training.