#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: fundraising; the role of the evangelist in the Lord’s redemptive work; and spiritual disciplines.
To register to attend click on this link and enter “George Whitefield Program – Training ’18” as your event: Registration.
#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.
This year’s teaching is entitled: “A Path to Practical, Persuasive, Powerful Preaching”.
You will have opportunities to have your sermons critiqued. The specific title of the homiletic training is to be announced.
To register for the homiletics training visit this page and enter “Homiletics ’18” as your event: Registration.
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.
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 18
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 19 – Thursday June 21
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 22
Prayer 6:00 AM; Breakfast 8:00 AM; closing session 9:00 AM – Noon.
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. Dr. Ward’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 morning.
Location: Decatur United methodist Church Decatur, TN.
Cost: $200 for individuals. Includes 11 meals but not accommodations..
For men bringing their families: TBA.
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.