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GWP Training June 17 – 21

The George Whitefield Program for men who want to be full-time evangelists 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 after you register.

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 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 8 meals.

For individuals. $300 + housing.

For men bringing their families: $300 + housing + $40 / person for 4 meals.

Accommodations: John Knox Center.

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.

Ministry Team

Bill Adams – Chattanooga, TN

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 called Bill to follow Him. That began a 30 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 a confessing evangelical Anglican based on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, he is a commissioned evangelist of the Diocese of the Central States of the Reformed Episcopal Church which is part of the Anglican Church of North America 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: Bill Adams’ Theological Writings: Views from an Evangelist.

Find Bill on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sportsfanoutreach


Peter Doherty – St. Paul, MN

My name is Peter and I live in St. Paul, MN with my three sons. I’m pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Religion at Liberty University with an emphasis in evangelism and church planting. I enjoy swimming, cycling and running and compete as an age group triathlete during the summer months. I plan to go into full time ministry after graduation in 2020 focusing on evangelism and church planting here in the US and abroad.

I have not always faithfully obeyed and followed our Lord Jesus Christ. Like many who confess they are Christians, I did not fully understand the pathway to salvation and abandoned God in pursuit of the passions and desires of my flesh. It was when I was brought to my knees after 35 years of sinful and disobedient behavior I realized I needed to completely surrender my life to following Jesus.

Since that day in July of 2009, my life has been radically changed and is a constant journey of transformation. My transformation is not of my own will but accomplished only through repentance and the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul states; “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here” (2 Cor 5:17). Because of all Christ has done for me, I’ve committed the rest of my life to serving our Lord Jesus Christ and sharing the gospel with the lost every chance I get.

My friend Keith and I began open air preaching and witnessing to the lost in the summer of 2017 after attending Ray Comforts Living Waters Ambassadors Academy. We regularly “go” and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at major sporting events, University of MN campus, streets of downtown Minneapolis and other venues and places that attract large crowds of the unchurched and false converts.

As evangelists we must preach the entire truth of the gospel and not just the peace, love and joy that is a byproduct of our faith. Many churches today are filled with false converts because they fail to preach about God’s judgement and wrath that lies ahead for those who do not repent of their sins and seek transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit. We must encourage the sinner to hit their knees in repentance if they are going to be saved when the day of judgement is upon them. In the words of Charles Spurgeon; “If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled, in the teeth or our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” May the power and strength of the Lord be in our presence always as we go out into a broken and sinful world and participate in God’s redemptive plan to rescue His children through their complete surrender to our Lord Jesus Christ!


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!


Joshua Richards – Belle Center, Ohio

The Richards Family minister with Calvary Bible Crusade http://www.calvarybiblecrusade.com under the leadership and support of Bill Adams with the George Whitefield Program and their home church Calvary Bible Church http://www.cbclima.org in Lima, Ohio.

Joshua is happily married to Rachael and they live with their son Isaiah in Belle Center, Ohio. The goodness of God led Joshua to repent of his sin and trust in Christ alone for forgiveness at a young age. Joshua is still a work in progress, but he thanks God for His grace in sending Jesus to save him from the hell he deserves, and sealing his soul unto the day of redemption for all eternity

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