The George Whitefield Program [GWP], a program for men who want to be full-time evangelists, is conducting its annual training next year the week of June 17 – 20, 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 “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

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.

Dr. Rick Light: Pastor at Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN and the Director of PEF Mission Agency. Dr. Light’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. Light’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 Friday morning.

Track #2

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

Speaker: Dr. Denny Prutow. Author of “So Pastor, What’s Your Point?”  Dr. Prutow will teach all sessions and critique everyone’s preaching. You will have the opportunity to preach 2 ten minute sermons at different times during the week that will be critiqued by Dr. Prutow.

You can gain insight into his teaching by visiting this page: ‘So Pastor What’s Your Point?‘.

Dr. Prutow’s session topics will be:

1. 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 written several books. You can find them here: Dr. Denny Prutow’s Books.

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

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.

Cost:

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: Consider this week like a camp meetingwith 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 – 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.


Tim Brown –  Galesburg, IL


Tim was born in Springfield Missouri and grew up in Galesburg Illinois. He grew up with a “Christian” background in the United Methodist church. Tim had numerous “false starts” as a Christian, but finally became clearly aware of his sin and need for a savior in July of 1998 after slipping into a life of rebellion and gross sin. Tim is a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Peoria Illinois and enjoys the support of his pastor and elders.

In 2004, he was introduced to Biblical Evangelism through “The Way of the Master” and began doing personal evangelism, eventually beginning to do open air preaching in August of 2015. Tim’s main involvement began with his association with the Chicago Evangelism Team, which does open air evangelism in Chicago, St. Louis, Bloomington, Peoria and Champaign.

Most recently, Tim has begun doing open air evangelism on the public square in his own town of Galesburg and in April added outreach activities to open air at Standish Park in Galesburg, across from Knox College and within earshot of the Knox County courthouse and City Hall.

Tim is a new participant in SFOI outreach. His first outreach was the 2017 Superbowl in Houston Texas. Having recently retired from healthcare, Tim looks forward to becoming more involved in outreach in the future.


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!