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  • 1. August 27–september 2, 2010 SPIRITUAL weekend For Preachers, Elders, Deacons, Youth Workers, Wives, Families, refresh Teens, and Members Renew RECHARGE! Sevierville Events Center • 202 Gists Creek Road • Sevierville, TN 37862
  • 2. SPIRITUAL PTP KICKOFF Friday–Sunday • August 27–September 2, 2010 weekend Great Smoky Mountains • Sevierville, Tennessee • Events Center $100 per person (children/teens free when attending with both parents) Popular Features Diverse Speakers of One Gospel • Class tracks for members, Johnnie LeMaster Matt Vega families, teens, children, women, Former Major League Law Professor elders, deacons, youth workers, Baseball Star Wayne Jackson Bible teachers, and preachers Michael Houts Author and Bible Scholar • Teen classes, devotionals, and Former atheist and Windell Fikes night activities MIT Grad San Francisco Preacher • Children’s VBS-style classes Alan Highers David Henry Federal Judge and Jamaican Songleader • Beautiful singing, meaningful Editor worship Keith Hovis Tom House High School Principal • Children meet Digger Doug! Drug Specialist And Many More! • Childcare available See Pages 11–15 • Hispanic classes (in Spanish) • Discounted lodging • Evangelism Panel • Two tracks of women’s classes • Elders’ and deacons’ classes • Extensive exhibit/bookstore area refresh Renew RECHARGE! An extended program will continue Monday–Thursday (as a part of Polishing the Pulpit) see www.polishingthepulpit.com to register
  • 3. FROM THE DIRECTORS PTP is for EVERY member of the Lord’s church. We have done all within our power to assemble a life-changing event to refresh the spirits of those who are laboring in the Lord’s vineyard. Practical topics. Outstanding speakers. Convenient lodging. Beautiful locale. Extracurricular bonuses. Great singing. Multiple class choices each hour. Wide-ranging themes. Ministry Resources. Discounted hotel and free fellowship meals. Do you need a spiritual boost? Spend a week with us recharging in the Great Smoky Mountains! The Power of an Idea Polishing the Pulpit began with three friends getting together to brainstorm sermon ideas. We soon invited a few other friends and someone said, “This is great! We should tell others.” We did and invited a speaker to discuss sermon preparation and give sample sermons. Interest increased; more speakers were invited. We moved to a hotel conference area. We dreamed big. “Let’s invite the best speakers in the brotherhood and see who we can get.” They came. Wives wanted in, so we added women’s classes. While these great speakers were assembled in one place, we decided to offer classes for elders. They loved it. People began coming from all over the country. Youth workers and deacons became interested. We added tracks for them. PTP moved to a large event center in the Smoky Mountains. Attendance approached 1000. Christians from other nations began coming. “Why don’t you have classes for regular members?” we were asked. So we added a Spiritual Renewal Weekend, as well as tracks for members, teens, and children. Attendance surpassed 1400. That brings us to 2010. The largest PTP ever is in the works—102 speakers, 10 concurrent sessions each hour, 375 separate classes spread over seven days. Our attendance goal is 2000. What does God have in store for PTP now? Come and see! PolishingThePulpit.com | 3
  • 4. What People Are Saying Your cup will be filled; bring extras! PTP benefits my work greater than any other thing I — Robert Guinn, Collinsville, IL do—from sermon aids, marriage enrichment, to being spiritually uplifting! You get a true sense that there is hope for the future. — Gary Williams, Tupelo, MS — Steve Simmons, Cape Girardeau, MO The greatest uplifting, faith-building experience this side PTP was, to me, the most profitable place on the face of of eternity. — Kim Melott, New Martin, WV this globe that I could have spent a week of my life. — Ken Upchurch, Hattisburg, MS The statement “renew, refresh, recharge” . . . is true. — Ricky Phillips, Martin, TN Helped me see that the church is alive and well in America! The greatest lectureship/preacher seminar in the — Phil Rembleski, elder, Rescue, CA brotherhood today. — David McCain, Mt. Pleasant, TX The women’s sessions are extremely valuable. Every year I think it cannot be improved upon, but you do it. Produced the encouragement I need working in the — Sandy Vanhorn, Waldorf, MD North where the church is more sparse that in the South. . . I have no intention of ever missing one again. Superbly organized with exceptional speakers — Gary Bennett, Grand Island, NE addressing real-to-life, real-to-ministry topics. This was my first year and I look forward to next year with great The singing brought tears nearly every service. anticipation. — Debbie Bumbalough, Nashville, TN — David Sproole, West Palm Beach, FL Without doubt, the most encouraging event I attend. . . Reaffirmed my faith and made me want to do more for extremely practical and relevant. Christ. — Gwyne McIntyrwe, Memphis, TN — Chuck Webster, Hoover, AL A once-in-a-lifetime experience we get to enjoy once a year. — Bob Prichard, Oxford, AL My kids have already discussed things they’re willing to give up so we can come every year! — Sandi Smith, Ft. Worth, TX While it takes money to attend, the truth is, you can’t afford not to go. — Roger Scully, High Point, NC Never underestimate the power of one thing you take home from PTP. As a result of the suggestion to use Searching for the Truth, there are 17 precious souls in our home congregation today that were not there last year. To God be the glory! — David Olive, Rogersville, AL Helped the church to become “smaller,” more intimate for me. — Rick Brumback, Austin, TX 4 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 5. I enjoy much and learned much and meet sound preachers. — B. Esudas, India My wife and I make it our vacation each year now that our children are all grown. — Fred Nowell, York, PA I have spoken on a lot of lectureships, but I can honestly say I have never enjoyed one more than this one. It’s been a blessing. — George Bailey, Dallas, TX There is nothing else like it. . . . If I could go to only two ‘brotherhood’ events per year, I would attend the Table of Contents Page Freed-Hardeman Lectureship in February and Polishing the Pulpit in August. . . . No matter how many other Tracks, Features, Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . .6– 7 programs you attend, do not miss this one. What’s New? Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 — Alan Highers, Spiritual Sword, Editor Resident Sage Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 This program was . . . one of the most encouraging Classes for Elders & Deacons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 moments of my life. — Johnny Ramsey (1930-2006) SChedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–28 Fantastic opportunity . . . speakers are sound; the material is rich. — Wayne Jackson, Christian Courier Children & Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Workshop Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–31 Wonderfully organized. Great lessons. Solid, sound, heaven-saved, down-to-earth preachers . . . by offering Host Church Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 a teens’ tract, classes for our young children, home- The Congregational Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 schooling lectures, great accommodations, getting to be in the mountains, PTP simply offers more. Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 — Eric Lyons, Montgomery, AL Purpose Statement, History, & Directors . . . 35 Most influential event we attend. Finances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 — Glenn/Cindy Colley, Putting the Music Back in Marriage Seminars FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 One of the finest programs among us . . . the lessons are always biblical, relevant, and very helpful. — Wendell Winkler (1931-2005) Polishing the Pulpit provides an opportunity for workers check for the Lord to get their spiritual “batteries” recharged. The PolishingThePulpit.com encouragement, enthusiasm generated by PTP carry over for schedule updates to a congregation from the renewal preachers, elders, and their wives, and other church workers experience. — Tom Holland, Columbia, TN PolishingThePulpit .com | 5
  • 6. TRACKS, FEATURES, ATTRACTIONS sevierville is the gateway into the great smoky mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains Park is the most-visited National Park in the United States, and it is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. The park has over 4,000 species of plants and animals, some of which live only here. A walk from mountain base to peak compares with traveling 1,250 miles north. It has a rich cultural history. From the Cherokee Indians to the Scotch-Irish settlers, this land was home to a variety of cultures. Located just off I-40 Exit 407, with great outlet shopping, fun-filled attractions and amazing shows, the newest lodging (and lowest lodging tax), Sevierville makes a great place to have PTP and Spiritual Renewal Weekend. The Events Center is seven miles south of I-40 on TN State Route 66. Turn at traffic signal number 17.4 (Gists Creek Road at “Smoky Mountain Parkway”). entertainment Entertainment in the area includes Blackbear Jamboree, Nascar Speedpark, Dixie Stampede, Dollywood, Smoky Mountain Car Museum, REEL Theatres Movies, Great China Circus, the Smoky Mountain Palace Theater, and much more. There is an 18-hole resort golf course adjacent the Sevierville Events Center. Food Sevierville has over 100 restaurants, many within two miles of the Events Center. Toward Sevierville: Buddy’s Bar-B- Que, Cracker Barrel, Zaxby’s, Ruby Tuesdays, Starbucks, El Paso, The Diner (50s style), Smoky Mtn. Pizza, Chinese Buffet, Pizza Hut, Golden Corral, Subway, Fuddruckers, Chop House, Outback, Texas Roadhouse, Mr. Gatti’s, Applebee’s, Conner’s, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and a full selection of fast food establishments. Toward the Interstate: Taco Bell and New Orleans Seafood on the River. Just down the road, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer just about any restaurant imaginable. Nearby, Kroger has a full deli and groceries if one wishes to “stock up” in his room. shopping With specialty stores and boutiques, flea markets, antique stores, art galleries, and two enormous outlet centers featuring 200+ outlet stores, Sevierville fulfills shopping wish lists daily. New stores are always opening, including the new shopping complex at Bridgemont Event & Entertainment Destination. Popular shopping destinations include Bass Pro Shops, Orvis Company Store, Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall, Governor’s Crossing Outlet Mall, Belk Department Store, and Super Wal-mart. 6 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 7. RECHARGE Your Batteries! • 102 speakers from 13 states • 10 class choices each hour • 375 class topics • 7 days/ 60 hours of instruction Something for everyone! Renew Your Mind! • Practical lessons • Outstanding speakers • Sound doctrine • Enjoyable fellowship refresh Your Spirit! • Emphasis on personal spiritual growth • Beautiful singing, invigorating worship • Practical lessons and free resources • Come alone or bring your family (childcare, children’s classes, and youth activities available) • Enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains, outlet shopping, great restaurants, golf, and recreational choices PolishingThePulpit.com | 7
  • 8. WHAT’S NeW? A FEw hIghLIghTS Former Atheist . . . Michael Houts bible teacher’s Workshop . . . gave up atheism for Christianity at MIT. Now Teah McWhorter and April Meacham’s series a NASA scientist, he will discuss the creation on “That They May See with Their Eyes, of the world, evolution as a religion, how to Hear with Their Ears, and Understand with reach intellectuals, and what led him to give Their Hearts” will amaze Bible teachers and up atheism for Christianity. homeschool moms. We will have daily “make and take” demonstrations of effective visual two thousand Year Old Coins ... aids you make and take home with you, Luke Griffin has an amazing collection including “chalking” with Jeanny and Kellee of ancient coins and a fantastic biblical Gilpin. presentation to show how the ancient world used money. You can handle money that was On the Front Lines in san in circulation during the time of Christ and Francisco . . . Windell Fikes labors in one the apostles. of the most difficult fields on earth. You will not want to miss hearing him discuss an up Honor to Whom Honor . . . William close view of the homosexual agenda and Woodson has long been recognized as a what we can do about it. brotherhood scholar, professor, writer, and defender of the faith. We are pleased to sam Jones’ series . . . Sam Jones present him this year’s Lifetime Service Award. taught at Mississippi State University before becoming a Vice President at Freed- Hispanic track . . . For the first time, Hardeman University. His training and there will be a three-day passion is on “relationships,” and you will learn, track of classes delivered laugh, and perhaps even cry as you study the by Hispanic teachers in Bible’s teaching on marriage each morning. Spanish. These classes will focus on issues greybeard’s Forum . . . Back by facing Hispanic churches popular demand, hear George Bailey, Winfred in the U.S. and abroad. Claiborne, Jerry Jenkins, Tom Holland, James Meadows, and others give practical advice From the Drug War to Family from over three hundred years of experience. Classes to medical ethics . . . Tom House lectures around the country 55 New speakers . . . To keep PTP on the danger of drugs to the youth of this fresh, we rotate teachers from one event to generation. No parent or youth worker should the next. Of the 102 speakers this year, half miss this series. A new feature this year is a did not speak last year. collection of classes related to issues facing families. In the women’s track, Dr. Jamie Cearley, MD, will discuss medical ethics from a Christian woman’s perspective. 8 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 9. RESIDENT SAgE SESSIONS resident sage sessions great experience over a lifetime of service in are opportunities to meet individually with some God’s kingdom. It is recommended that you make PTP speakers in 15- or 30-minute intervals. An appointments before PTP so you will be guaranteed eldership, for instance, can obtain legal counsel or a slot. (To do so, contact Deborah Rice: 877.338.3397 wise advice on how to handle a situation they face. or Deborah@housetohouse.com.) If still available, Individuals can receive personal, spiritual, marital, appointments may also be made in the registration or parenting advice from some who have amassed area at the event. Date, Time SeC Meeting Room B Friday 7:00 a.m. Matt Vega (Legal Matters) Saturday 9:00 a.m. Glenn/Cindy Colley (Marriage and Family) Saturday 8:00 p.m. Glenn/Cindy Colley (Marriage and Family) Sam Dilbeck (Ad Design) Tuesday 2:30 p.m. (Get help designing a brochure, flyer, or poster for an upcoming event) wednesday 10:30 a.m. Johnnie LeMaster (General Life Advice) PolishingThePulpit.com | 9
  • 10. ELDERS, DEACONS, & wIVES elders For years, the church has invested much in training men to preach and in helping them to continue to improve their abilities to do their work (lectures, workshops, mission opportunities). At the same time, we have done little to train and encourage elders in their vital tasks. While we have some of the most capable men in the brotherhood assembled, we’ve asked them to address topics relevant to church leaders. These classes are designed for elders, those serving in business meetings, and those who hope to one day serve as church leaders. Deacons Deacons and their wives are essential to the work of most congregations, and they are a vital part of the plan God gave for the church (1 Timothy 3). But where can deacons go for training? There has not been much emphasis given to their work over the years. PTP has expanded its slate of classes for deacons again this year. In some classes, elders and deacons sit side-by-side and grow together in faith, motivation, and ability. At other times, sessions are split so both groups can receive training more specific to their part of Christ’s work. elders’/Deacons’ Wives Without their wives, no elder or deacon could be qualified to serve. Beyond that, these women are usually at the very heart of the ongoing work of the congregations where their husbands serve. Yet have you ever heard of classes for elders’ and deacons’ wives? Now you have! At PTP they can receive instruction, encouragement, support, and motivation to function in the vital role God has given them as church leaders’ wives. 10 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 11. PTP SChEDULE FRIDAY, AUgUST 27 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 6:00 PM B. J. Clarke Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BC M-020 6:45 PM Kirk Brothers Connecting with Kids so They Can Connect Youth Workers SEC Meeting Room A M-007 with God Kyle Butt Life 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-011 Sheila Butt Nearer My God to Thee Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-011 Michael Houts Why I Gave up Atheism for Christianity Members SEC Ballroom D M-095 Moises Pinedo The Hispanic Horizon: A Field White unto Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-142 Harvest 7:00 PM Evelyn Apple Stop the World, I Want to Get Back on: Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-002 7:45 PM Winning Over Depression Breakout CD Jeanny Gilpin Demo: Chalking for Teachers (Make and Take) Bible Teachers SEC North Concourse Kellee Gilpin Gary Hampton How Can We Get This Church to Grow? (1) Elders SEC Ballroom D M-059 Tom House The Insidious Plague of Drugs. A Warning to Youth Workers SEC Ballroom B M-090 Our Youth and Their Parents: Part 1–Alcohol and Parents and and Marijuana Teens Carlos Hughes Getting off the Ground: Starting a Work from Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-100 Scratch Johnnie LeMaster My Advice to Parents of Athletes . . . Family Hotel Deep Creek M-119 Jerry Martin What to Do When a Relative, Friend, or Ministry SEC Meeting Room A M-125 Church Member Tries to Commit Suicide Michael Shepherd The Prodigal Son Preachers and SEC Ballroom C M-165 Members Matt Vega Resident Sage Session (Legal Matters) Sage Sessions SEC Meeting Room B Jane Washington A KING’S COMPANIONS: Abigail—a Peace- Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-058 Maker Who Brought out the Best in David 8:00 PM Glenn Colley What Happened to the Fireworks? Family, Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-032 8:45 PM (Married Adults Only) and Members (optional B) Cindy Colley Is There No Balm in Gilead? Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-021 David Dorantes Here’s What We Do; It Might Work for You: Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-037 Reaching Out to Hispanics (HTH, clothing drive, VBS, language classes, etc.) Jim Faughn How to Turn a “No” into a “Yes” When Deacons and SEC Meeting Room M-042 Recruiting Help Youth Workers CD Robert Hatfield Thou Art but a Youth Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-073 Alan Highers The Church’s Landscape as I See It: Preparing Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-078 Congregations for the Days Ahead Deacons Melvin Sapp Dealing with a Loved One’s Chronic Illness Special Interest Hotel Deep Creek M-149 9:00 PM Grat Tucker Youth Late Night: Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-198 11:00 PM Nic Weymoth Singing 9:00–9:20; Devo 9:20–9:50 (Nic @ Night: Lessons from John 3:1–8); Fun ‘N’ Games 9:50–11:00 PolishingThePulpit.com | 11
  • 12. SATURDAY, AUgUST 28 PTP SChEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 9:00 AM George Bailey If I Were Starting out as a Preacher Again . . . Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-004 9:45 AM Kirk Brothers How to Prepare a Lesson for a Devo, Bible Teen Boys SEC Exhibition Hall M-008 Class, or Sermon Sheila Butt A KING’S COMPANIONS: Michal: Reacting to Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-005 Rough Treatment. This class will explore the toxins of resentment and bitterness. Cindy Colley Resident Sage Session on Marriage Sage Sessions SEC Meeting Room B Glenn Colley Relationships Hannah Colley Preventing Dating Disasters Teen Girls and SEC Meeting Room W-026 Mothers CD David Dorantes Always on Call: Facing the Challenges of Full- Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-035 time Hispanic Ministry Jim Faughn Taking Care of Elderly Parents. This class will Family Hotel Deep Creek M-043 cover special problems of the aged, nursing home—yes-or-no, end-of-life decisions. Rusty Pettus Let’s Get Organized: A More Efficient Youth Workers SEC Meeting Room A M-137 Youth Program Michael Shepherd Brothers in Ams: Keeping Relationships Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-161 Healthy in the Eldership (and Deaconship) Deacons Wade Webster New Testament Postcards: Philemon Members and SEC Ballroom B M-195 Preachers’ Breakout 10:00 AM Cindy Colley Resident Sage Session on Marriage Sage Sessions SEC Meeting Room B 11:45 AM Glenn Colley Relationships 10:00 AM Cliff Goodwin How to Grow in the Spiritual Disciplines Special Interest SEC Meeting Room A M-052 10:45 AM Jeanny Gilpin Demo: Chalking for Teachers (Make and Take) Bible Teachers SEC North Concourse Kellee Gilpin Alan Highers How a Church Changes Over Time: What to Preachers, Elders SEC Ballroom D M-077 Look For and Deacons Jack Honeycutt Panel: Here Is What We Do; It Might Work Evangelism and Hotel Cades Cove M-215 Jerry Jenkins for You—Bible Study Methods/Ideas/ Missions Johnnie LeMaster Suggestions Ed Melott Tom House The Insidious Plague of Drugs—A Warning Youth Workers SEC Ballroom B M-088 to Our Youth and Their Parents: Part 2— and Parents and Cocaine, Heroin, Meth Teens Marlene Howell Churchwork is Teamwork: Those Women Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-034 Which Labored with Me (Philippians 4:3–4) Breakout CD Carlos Hughes Developing Maturity within Hispanic Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-099 Churches (teachers, Bible knowledge) Jane Washington Overcoming Sin: Who Me? Proud? Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-061 Chuck Webster What to Do When Facing Financial Problems Members SEC Ballroom C M-190 12 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 13. PTP SChEDULE SATURDAY, AUgUST 28 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 11:00 AM B. J. Clarke Those Who Wear Heavenly Shoes Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-023 11:45 AM (Ephesians 6:15) Gary Hampton How Can We Get This Church to Grow? (2) Elders SEC Ballroom D M-060 Teresa Hampton Anchors in the Storm Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-032 Robert Hatfield Friendship 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-072 Keith Hovis Nuts and Bolts for Deacons: Missions/ Deacons SEC Meeting Room A M-098 Evangelism Teah McWhorter Teach Them to Know God. A Workshop for Bible Teachers SEC Ballroom B W-042 April Meacham Bible Class Teachers #1 Moises Pinedo Illegal Immigration and the Church Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-141 Matt Vega Legal and Moral Pitfalls to Avoid When Preachers’ Hotel Deep Creek M-180 Engaging in Online Ministry Breakout and Youth Workers Nic Weymoth How the Church Can Better Minister to the Ministry and SEC Meeting Room B M-197 Physically Handicapped Members Diane Winkler Setting up a First-Class Teachers’ Workroom Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-065 Breakout CD 3:30 PM Book Room Open General SEC Exhibition Hall 5:30 PM 4:30 PM Jeanny Gilpin Demo: Ellison Die Cuts (Make and Take) Bible Teachers SEC North Concourse 5:15 PM Kellee Gilpin 5:30 PM Adam Faughn Congregational Singing General/ SEC Ballroom BC 5:55 PM combined 6:00 PM Kyle Butt The Problem of Evil, Pain, and Suffering Digging Deeper Hotel Deep Creek M-012 6:45 PM David Dorantes Developing Leadership within Hispanic Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-036 Churches (elders, deacons, preachers, teachers) Alan Highers Understanding the Book of Revelation (1) Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BC M-079 (optional D) Keith Hovis All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned from Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-097 “Jesus Loves Me” Melvin Sapp How to Reach and Exceed Our Goals Preachers’ SEC Meeting Room M-150 Breakout CD Wade Webster Adoption. This class will cover how to go Family SEC Meeting Room A M-191 about it; what challenges you will face; do you let them know they were adopted? PolishingThePulpit.com | 13
  • 14. SATURDAY, AUgUST 28 PTP SChEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 7:00 PM Cindy Colley The Forgiven Woman: An Outpouring of Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-024 7:45 PM Grace (Luke 7:36–50) Eric Lyons Morals 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-121 Moises Pinedo A Ready Answer: Catholic Doctrine (1) Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-139 Michael Shepherd The Myth of Peaceful Islam Digging Deeper Hotel Deep Creek M-164 Tim Shoulders Beginning a New Work Ministry SEC Meeting Room M-167 CD Matt Vega What Can We Learn from the Business World Elders SEC Ballroom D M-183 on How to Communicate as Church Leaders. Dan Winkler I’ve Got Love Like the Ocean Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BC M-204 8:00 PM Cindy Colley Resident Sage Session on Marriage Sage Sessions SEC Meeting Room B 8:45 PM Glenn Colley Relationships Adamsville Forum: Here’s What We Do; It Might Work Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-038 Eldership for You Deacons Windell Fikes Homosexuality: On the Front Lines in San Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-045 Francisco (1) Tom House The Insidious Plague of Drugs - A Warning Youth Workers SEC Ballroom B M-089 to Parents: Identifying the Signs and and Parents (no Paraphenalia; Getting Help youth) Carlos Hughes Working Alongside of English-Speaking Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-101 Congregations (cooperation, etc.) Melvin Sapp The Guilt Is Gone: How to Live a Guilt Free Members SEC Meeting Room M-151 Life CD Wesley Simons A Ready Answer: Questions and Passages Evangelism and SEC Meeting Room A M-169 Dealing with Baptism for Remission of Sins Missions (Baptist Doctrine) Jane Washington What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-062 8:00 PM Grat Tucker Youth Late Night: Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-013 10:00 PM Kyle Butt Singing 8:00–8:30; Devo 8:30–9:00 (Eternity 101–Kyle Butt); Basketball and Fun/Games 9:00–10:00 14 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 15. PTP SCHEDULE SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number The Seymour church of Christ will have its services at the Sevierville Events Center instead of at their church building since no area church building is large enough for PTP. 9:30 AM Teah McWhorter Babies Children’s SEC Meeting Room A 10:15 AM Bible Class April Meacham 2s/3s Children’s SEC Meeting Room B Bible Class Jeanny Gilpin 4 year olds/Kindergarten Children’s SEC Meeting Room C Kellee Gilpin Bible Class Kay Anderson First Grade Children’s SEC Meeting Room D Bible Class Jill Jackson Second/Third Grade Children’s Hotel Deep Creek 2 Bible Class Kyle Gilpin Fourth/Fifth Grade Children’s Hotel Deep Creek 1 Bible Class Keith Hovis A High School Principal Talks about How to Teen SEC Ballroom A M-096 Successfully Navigate the School Years Bible Class 8:30 AM Moises Pinedo A Ready Answer: Catholic Doctrine (2) Spanish Hotel Cades Cove M-140 9:15 AM 8:30 AM B. J. Clarke God Had a Solution before You Ever Knew You Bible Class SEC Ballroom BCD M-019 9:15 AM Had a Problem 9:30 AM Michael Houts A Former Atheist Looks at the Creation of the Bible Class SEC Ballroom A M-091 10:20 AM World 9:30 AM Dan Winkler The Power of Forgiveness Bible Class SEC Ballroom BCD M-206 10:20 AM 10:30 AM Adam Faughn Congregational Singing/Lord’s Supper Church/Worship SEC Ballroom BCD 10:45 AM 10:45 AM Alan Highers Understanding the Book of Revelation (2) Church/Worship SEC Ballroom BCD M-080 11:30 AM and Spanish 9:00 AM Eric Lyons Salvation: The Gift of God’s Grace Bible Class Sevierville church of M-122 9:45 AM Christ 10:00 AM Brad Harrub Little House on the Prairie or Big Mansion in Church/Worship Sevierville church of M-066 11:00 AM the City. Fixing the Problem in the American Christ Family 6:00 PM Michael Shepherd Backbone or Wishbone? Church/Worship Sevierville church of M-160 6:45 PM Christ 9:30 AM Michael Shepherd The Vine and the Branches Church/Worship Gatlinburg church of M-166 10:20 AM Christ 10:30 AM Michael Shepherd Jesus Plus Nothing. 100% Natural. Church/Worship Gatlinburg church of M-163 11:30 AM No Additives. Christ 6:00 PM Alan Highers What about Instrumental Music? Church/Worship Gatlinburg church of M-081 6:45 PM Christ 10:00 AM Jerry Jenkins You May Be the “Missing Link” in Evangelism Bible Class South Knoxville M-114 10:45 AM church of Christ 11:00 AM Windell Fikes My Favorite Sermon Church/Worship South Knoxville M-047 12:00 PM church of Christ PolishingThePulpit.com | 15
  • 16. SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 PTP SCHEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 3:30 PM Jeanny Gilpin Demo: Chalking for Teachers (Make and Take) Bible Teachers SEC North Concourse 4:15 PM Kellee Gilpin 3:30 PM Free Time 5:30 PM 4:30 PM Teah McWhorter Teach Them to Know God. A Workshop for Bible Teachers SEC Ballroom A W-043 5:15 PM April Meacham Bible Class Teachers #2 5:30 PM David Henry Congregational Singing General/ SEC Ballroom BC 6:00 PM combined 6:00 PM Dan Winkler I’ve Got Peace Like a River Church/Worship SEC Ballroom BC M-205 6:45 PM (Optional D) 7:00 PM Sheila Butt Built to Last. Six Tips to Keep Your Marriage Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-007 7:45 PM Strong Long after the Honeymoon’s over B. J. Clarke The Roman Road to Salvation Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BC M-022 (Optional D) Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Small Elders SEC Meeting Room Group Problem-Solving CD (Optional AB) Caleb Colley Influence 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-024 David Shannon Simple Acts of Kindness. This class will Preachers’ Hotel Deep Creek M-158 discuss a month-long emphasis that was Breakout really powerful within our congregation; share 2–4 sermon suggestions, sample “kindness card,” describe Web site. Tim Shoulders Working with a Struggling Congregation Ministry Hotel Cades Cove M-168 8:00 PM Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Elders SEC Ballroom D M-221 8:45 PM Presentation of Solutions Cindy Colley A KING’S COMPANIONS: Bathsheba—The Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-017 conditions that cause one to give into temptation; looking at the bad choices David and Bathsheba made; marveling at God’s willingness to give them a fresh start. Brad Harrub A Doctor Looks at the Marriage Sexual Family and Hotel Cades Cove M-062 Relationship Members (Married couples only) Jack Honeycutt Missions: Selecting, Coordinating, and Deacons SEC Meeting Room M-087 Monitoring CD Eric Lyons What about Guardian Angels? Digging Deeper Hotel Deep Creek M-124 Matt Vega A Lawyer Looks at the Trials and Persecutions Members SEC Ballroom B M-179 of Early Christians Wade Webster Sword Sharpening Session: A Ton of Sermons Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-196 8:00 PM Grat Tucker Youth Late Night: Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-010 9:30 PM Kyle Butt Singing 8:00–8:15; Devo 8:15–8:45 (God 101–Kyle Butt); Fun ‘N’ Games 8:45–9:30 16 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 17. PTP SCHEDULE MONDAY, AUGUST 30 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 8:30 AM Glenn Colley The Road Ahead: Marriage (How to Be a Teen Boys SEC Exhibition Hall M-031 9:15 AM Success as a Husband) (Boys) Cindy Colley The Road Ahead: Marriage (How to Be a Teen Girls Hotel Cades Cove W-025 Success as a Wife) (Girls) Sam Jones Marriage Enrichment: Building a Successful Combined/ SEC Ballroom BC M-115 and Loving Relationship (1) Keynote 9:30 AM Sheila Butt When My Love for Christ Grows Weak Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-013 10:15 AM Dr. Jamie Cearley Life Science Issues: Abortion, Stem Cell Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-014 Research Breakout CD Glenn Colley Developing a Family Mission Statement Family SEC Ballroom C M-028 Sam Dilbeck Toolbox: Principles of Design for Church Ministry SEC Meeting Room B M-034 Workers. This class will focus on advertising for events beginning with preproduction planning and following logical steps to a finished professional-looking product. Adam Faughn Getting through the “Tough” Exterior of Teens Youth Workers SEC Meeting Room A M-040 and Touching Their Hearts Gary Hampton How Does God Answer My Prayers? Members Hotel Deep Creek M-061 Alan Highers What Are the Hot-Button Issues Facing the Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-082 Church? Deacons Michael Houts Evolution IS Religion—Not Science (1) Evidences and SEC Exhibition Hall M-093 Teens Teah McWhorter Teach Them to Know God. A Workshop for Bible Teachers SEC Ballroom B W-044 April Meacham Bible Class Teachers #3 Mike Winkler Ideas for Successful Meetings and VBSs Preachers’ Hotel Cades Cove M-208 Breakout 10:30 AM B. J. Clarke Bridging the Generation Gaps of the Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-018 11:15 AM Congregation Preachers’ Breakout Donna Faughn They Can’t Do It Alone: The Vital Role of a Women/Church SEC Ballroom A W-031 Church Leader’s Wife Leaders’ Wives Luke Griffin Hands on History: The Coins of Jesus’ Day. Members SEC Ballroom B M-055 Come face to face with the world of the Bible as you learn about and handle 2000 year old coins. Brad Harrub Global Warming: Science or Religion? Special Interest Hotel Cades Cove M-071 Jerry Jenkins What I’d Like to Say to the Next Generation Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-113 of Preachers Jana Lyons From Private School Student to Public School Women / SEC Meeting Room W-040 Teacher to Homeschooling Mother: Why I Homeschool CD Chose to Homeschool Teah McWhorter Demo: Pipe Cleaner People, Sculpey Figures, Bible Teachers SEC North Concourse April Meacham and Computer Visuals for Teachers (Make and Take) Rusty Pettus Working with Rude, Obnoxious, Hurt, and Youth Workers SEC Meeting Room A M-138 Apathetic Kids Michael Shepherd Doctrine 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-162 Matt Vega Nuts and Bolts for Deacons: How to Organize Deacons and Hotel Deep Creek M-181 a Youth Group Led by Parents or a Deacon Parents PolishingThePulpit.com | 17
  • 18. MONDAY, AUgUST 30 PTP SChEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 12:45 PM Cindy Colley Bonus: Parenting Our Girls to Usefulness: Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-019 1:15 PM Mothers and Daughters Combined Class Dan Winkler Bonus: Overcoming Blue Mondays: Rising General/ SEC Ballroom BC M-201 above Discouragement in Church Work combined 1:30 PM Jody Apple Learning to Think like God Digging Deeper SEC Meeting Room B M-001 2:15 PM Jeanny Gilpin Demo: Chalking for Teachers (Make and Take) Bible Teachers SEC North Concourse Brad Harrub What about Cloning? Special Interest Hotel Deep Creek M-069 Alan Highers Great Bible Chapters: Ephesians 2 Preachers’ SEC Ballroom B M-076 Breakout Michael Houts Evolution IS Religion—Not Science (2) Evidences and SEC Exhibition Hall M-094 Teens Dale Jenkins Implementing New Technology into Local Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-111 Church Work Jana Lyons Open up Your Home: The Value of Christian Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-041 Fellowship Breakout CD Kathy Pollard Toolbox: Let Us Mark Our Bibles (1) Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-052 David Shannon Glass Ceilings Are Not Seen, but They Elders SEC Ballroom D M-153 Are Real: What’s Stopping Your Growth? Discussion includes numbers, importance of first impressions, facilities, infrastructure; when to go to two services, simulcast, developing leaders Wesley Simons A Ready Answer: Questions and Passages Evangelism and SEC Meeting Room A M-171 Dealing with the Deity of Christ Missions Kirk Brothers Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Keep Your Youth Workers Hotel Cades Cove M-216 Volunteers Volunteering for the Long Haul Johnnie LeMaster Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Jocks Are People Too: Developing a Ministry to Athletes Rusty Pettus Seven Minutes of Wisdom: What to Do about Cutting among Youth Neal Pollard Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Working with Difficult Elders Don Williams Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Dealing with the Death of a Member of the Youth Group Ron Williams Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Warning Signs/ How do you tell the difference between an adult’s healthy interest in youth and something you should worry about? 18 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 19. PTP SChEDULE MONDAY, AUgUST 30 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 2:30 PM Evelyn Apple Jesus Was Homeschooled (Luke 2:52): Women / SEC Meeting Room W-001 3:10 PM Increased in Wisdom (Educating the Minds Homeschool CD of Children) Sheila Butt Counselling: Bible Principles to Help Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-009 Someone Deal with Disability B. J. Clarke Preaching to Blended Families Preachers SEC Ballroom BC M-021 Donna Faughn Avoiding the Euodias and Syntyche Women’s SEC Meeting Room B W-029 Syndrome. How to be Gentle and Wise with Breakout Younger Sisters Jerry Jenkins Making a Serious Attempt to Bring Back the Elders SEC Ballroom D M-112 Apostate Eric Lyons Self 101 (Do You Feel Good about Yourself?) Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-123 Clark Sims Meeting Expectations—What the Youth Workers SEC Meeting Room A M-174 Congregation Expects from You Chuck Webster Managing Family Finances Family and Hotel Deep Creek M-189 Members Mike Winkler The End of Your Search for a Friendly Church: Deacons and Hotel Cades Cove M-209 How to Develop Friendliness in a Local Setting Preachers’ Breakout 3:20 PM Kyle Butt Learning to Lead in Worship Teen Boys SEC Exhibition Hall M-009 4:00 PM Windell Fikes Nuts and Bolts: Benevolence Elders, Deacons SEC Ballroom D M-048 Michael Houts An MIT Grad Looks at the Gospel: How Can Evangelism and Hotel Deep Creek M-092 We Reach Intellectuals? Missions Tracy Moore Personality: Understanding the People to Special Interest / SEC Meeting Room B M-129 Whom We Minister (1) Ministry Rusty Pettus Getting inside Their Heads: Understanding Youth Workers SEC Meeting Room A M-136 the Teenage Mind Kathy Pollard Pop Culture: The Rise of Raunch: What’s a Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-049 Christian Woman to Do in Today’s Hypersexed Breakout and CD Culture? Teen Girls Jim Faughn Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Planning and Preachers SEC Ballroom BC M-217 Coordinating an Area-wide Gospel Meeting Bob Prichard Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Writing Articles/ Responses for the Local Newspaper Dale Jenkins Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Taking Care of the Voice Steve Johnson Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Taking a Congregation through a Building Program Neal Pollard Seven Minutes of Wisdom: How to Preach on Overeating and Self-Control Tom Holland Seven Minutes of Wisdom: How to Leave Gracefully (If Let Go) Mike Winkler Seven Minutes of Wisdom: How to Leave Gracefully (For Greener Pastures) Matt Vega Should We Be Concerned about the Hate Preachers’ Hotel Cades Cove M-182 Crimes Bill? How Should We Preach and Write Breakout on Controversial Subjects? Diane Winkler Practical Tips for Teaching Children: You Know Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-064 How Important It Is, Here Is How to Do It. PolishingThePulpit.com | 19
  • 20. MONDAY, AUgUST 30 PTP SChEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 6:30 PM Barry Kennedy Congregational Singing General/ SEC Ballroom BC 7:00 PM combined 7:00 PM Dan Winkler I’ve Got Joy Like a Fountain Church/Worship SEC Ballroom ABC M-203 7:45 PM Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Small Elders SEC Ballroom D Group Problem-Solving Jill Jackson Young and a Preacher’s Wife: I am SO Ready Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-039 for This! Breakout CD 8:00 PM Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Elders SEC Ballroom D M-222 9:00 PM Presentation of Solutions 8:00 PM Cindy Colley How to Help a Loved One with a Porn Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-020 8:45 PM Problem Eddy Gilpin Sword Sharpening Session Preachers’ Hotel Deep Creek M-050 Breakout Wayne Jackson Evening Mediations on the Bible Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BC M-106 Denny Petrillo How We Got the Bible: Biblical Claims for Special Interest Hotel Cades Cove M-132 Inspiration 8:00 PM Grat Tucker Youth Late Night: Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-177 10:00 PM Clark Sims Singing 8:00–8:20; Devo 8:20–9:00 (The Six Dumbest Things You Can Do Before Age 20—Clark Sims); Basketball/Fun ‘N’ Games 9:00–10:00 20 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 21. PTP SCHEDULE TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 8:30 AM Glenn Colley Answering the Questions Students Are Really Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-025 9:15 AM Asking Sam Jones Marriage Enrichment: Building a Successful Combined/ SEC Ballroom BC M-116 and Loving Relationship (2) Keynote 9:30 AM Rick Arrington Securing the Faithful: Preventing Crime and Elders SEC Ballroom D M-003 10:15 AM Planning for Critical Incidents Mat Cain Video Production Tips Ministry SEC Meeting Room A M-014 Dr. Jamie Cearley Life Science Issues: Infertility and Birth Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-015 Control Options Breakout CD Adam Faughn Helping Your Wife Feel Wanted and Needed Youth Workers Hotel Deep Creek M-041 without too Much Pressure on Her Brad Harrub A Larger Vision: Getting into the Marketplace Evangelism and SEC Ballroom B M-063 of Ideas Missions Wayne Jackson So, You Want to Be a Writer . . . Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-109 Eric Lyons Bible 101 (The Importance of Gaining Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-120 Knowledge) Teah McWhorter Teach Them to Know God. A Workshop for Bible Teachers SEC Ballroom A W-045 April Meacham Bible Class Teachers #4 Denny Petrillo How We Got the Bible: The Canon of Scripture Special Interest Hotel Cades Cove M-133 Wendy Wadley Spirituality: Living with Simplicity—and Women 1 SEC Meeting Room B W-055 Loving It! 10:30 AM George Bailey When He Saw the Wagons Special Interest SEC Meeting Room A M-005 11:15 AM Sheila Butt Miriam: An Unrestrained Tongue Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-010 Rudy Cain A Larger Vision: Do You See What I See? Evangelism and SEC Meeting Room B M-015 Missions Atwood Eldership Forum: Here’s What We Do; It Might Work Elders SEC Ballroom D M-039 for You Cliff Goodwin How to Recognize a False Teacher Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-053 Jill Jackson Jesus Was Homeschooled (Luke 2:52): Women / SEC Meeting Room W-037 Increased in Stature (Developing the Physical Homeschool CD without Overlooking the Spiritual) Dale Jenkins Nuts and Bolts for Deacons: How to Get Deacons and Hotel Cades Cove M-110 Regular Christians Plugged into Evangelism Evangelism Phil Sanders Creativity in Preaching—How to Keep from Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-147 Doing the Same Thing Every Week Wade Webster New Testament Postcards: 2 John Preachers’ SEC Ballroom B M-193 Breakout and Members Chuck Webster Before They Go to College Youth Workers Hotel Deep Creek M-188 and Parents 12:45 PM Sheila Butt Bonus: A Servant’s Heart, a Student’s Mind, Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-006 1:20 PM a Worker’s Hands, a Supplicant’s Knees Dan Winkler Bonus: When Mountains Move: Enjoying the Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BC M-202 Good Times in Church Work PolishingThePulpit.com | 21
  • 22. TUESDAY, AUgUST 31 PTP SChEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 1:30 PM Cindy Colley A Good Report Card: Qualities That Will Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-016 2:15 PM Endear Us to the Church (1 Timothy 5:10) Debbie Dupey Esther: What One Woman Can Do (1) Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-027 Breakout CD Jim Faughn When “They” and “Them” Became Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-044 “We” and “Us.” A Preacher Serving as an Preachers’ Elder—Overcoming Challenges, Utilizing Breakout Opportunities Tom Holland Barnabas: What a Man! Members SEC Ballroom B M-084 Jared Jackson The Field Is White unto Harvest: Utilizing the Ministry SEC Meeting Room B M-103 World Wide Web Neal Pollard The Road Ahead: Children (How to Be a Teen Boys and SEC Exhibition Hall M-144 Success as a Dad) Fathers Kathy Pollard The Road Ahead: Children (How to Be a Teen Girls and Hotel Cades Cove W-050 Success as a Mom) Mothers Wesley Simons A Ready Answer: Questions and Passages Evangelism and SEC Meeting Room A M-170 Dealing with Mormonism Missions Clark Sims How to Have Great Relations with Your Elders Deacons and Hotel Deep Creek M-173 Youth Workers Mike Winkler Time Management Pointers for the Busy Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-210 Preacher 2:30 PM Glenn Colley Being “Living Room” and Not “Board Room” Elders SEC Ballroom D M-026 3:10 PM Elders Sam Dilbeck Resident Sage Session on Ad Design Sage Sessions SEC Meeting Room A (Get help designing a PowerPoint, brochure, flier, or poster) Debbie Dupey Esther: What One Woman Can Do (2) Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-028 Breakout CD Gary Hampton Expository Preaching from Hebrews (1) Preachers’ Hotel Deep Creek M-057 Breakout Teresa Hampton Overcoming Obstacles Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-033 Brad Harrub Media 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-068 Tracy Moore Personality: Understanding the People to Special Interest/ SEC Meeting Room B M-130 Whom We Minister (2) Ministry Denny Petrillo How We Got the Bible: The Transmission of Special Interest Hotel Cades Cove M-135 the Bible Text David Shannon How to Be a Soul-Winner for Jesus Evangelism SEC Ballroom BC M-154 and Missions, Preachers and Members, and Youth Workers and Deacons 22 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 23. PTP SChEDULE TUESDAY, AUgUST 31 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 3:30 PM Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Small Elders SEC Ballroom D 4:10 PM Group Problem-Solving Eddy Gilpin Sword Sharpening Session Preachers’ SEC Meeting Room B M-049 Breakout Marlene Howell Supporter, Confidante, Advisor, Friend: Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-035 The Many Roles of a Preacher’s Wife Breakout CD Jason Jackson What Is the Unpardonable Sin? Digging Deeper Hotel Deep Creek M-105 Neal Pollard The Road Ahead: Church Work (What Will I Teen Boys SEC Exhibition Hall M-145 Do for Christ?) Kathy Pollard The Road Ahead: Church Work (What Will I Teen Girls Hotel Cades Cove W-051 Do for Christ?) Wendy Wadley The Delicate Power of Modesty Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-056 Diane Winkler Maintaining a First-Class Teachers’ Workroom Bible Teachers SEC Meeting Room A W-063 Gene Cooper Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Recovering Our Preachers and SEC Ballroom BC M-218 Passion for the Bible School Youth Workers Jared Jackson Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Fortify Your Family Melvin Otey Seven Minutes of Wisdom: The Christian and His Credit Phil Sanders Seven Minutes of Wisdom: What’s RIGHT with the Church? Mike Winkler Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Practical Ideas Churches Can Use for Better Worship Dan Winkler Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Renewal—How to Spend a Day Alone 6:30 PM David Henry Congregational Singing Church/Worship SEC Ballroom BCD 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Wayne Jackson Evening Mediations on the Bible Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BCD M-107 7:45 PM 7:45 PM William Woodson Lifetime Service Award Presentation General SEC Ballroom BCD M-211 8:00 PM 8:00 PM Grat Tucker Youth Late Night with Grat: Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-070 9:30 PM Brad Harrub Singing 8:00–8:15; Devo 8:15–8:45 (Parents 101—Brad Harrub); Basketball/Fun ‘N’ Games 8:45–9:30 8:15 PM Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-223 8:45 PM Presentation of Solutions Deacons Jane Washington Avoiding Conflict: How the Two-and-a-Half Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-059 Tribes Headed off Conflict (Joshua 22) William Woodson What I Would Like to Say to the Next Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-213 Generation of Preachers PolishingThePulpit.com | 23
  • 24. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 PTP SCHEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 7:30 AM Neal Pollard Elders’ Early Bird Session: How to Organize Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-225 8:15 AM the Bible Class Program to Teach the Bible Deacons Effectively 8:30 AM Sam Jones Marriage Enrichment: Building a Successful Combined/ SEC Ballroom BC M-117 9:15 AM and Loving Relationship (3) Keynote (Optional A) 9:30 AM Glenn Colley How to Fight Fair Family and SEC Ballroom C M-030 10:15 AM Preachers Cindy Colley The Empty Nest Is Full of Possibilities Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-023 Luke Griffin Hands on History: The Money of the Bible. Members and SEC Exhibition Hall M-056 Examine the money in the Bible and see how Teens the details increase your understanding of the world of the Bible. Betty Jackson Teaching Our Children to Love the Church Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-036 and Souls Breakout CD Teah McWhorter Teach Them to Know God: A Workshop for Bible Teachers SEC Ballroom B W-046 April Meacham Bible Class Teachers #5 Denny Petrillo How We Got the Bible: The English Bible Special Interest Hotel Cades Cove M-134 Kathy Pollard How to Direct a Camp for Girls Women’s Special SEC Meeting Room A W-047 Interest David Shannon How to Lead Yourselves and Your Deacons Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-155 Out of a Rut and in a New Direction OR Deacons Growing, Training, and Selecting Deacons Ron Williams Understanding and Helping Parents Who Ministry SEC Meeting Room B M-200 Miscarry William Woodson Some of My Favorite New Testament Words Digging Deeper Hotel Deep Creek M-212 10:30 AM Alex Bayes Love 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-006 11:15 AM Sheila Butt Counselling: Bible Principles to Help Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-008 Someone Deal with Cancer or Terminal Illness Sam Dilbeck Communication within the Church. Special Interest SEC Meeting Room A M-033 This class will discuss the different types of communication styles used in churches, focusing particularly on group dynamics of small, medium, and large groups. We will help identify the strengths and weaknesses of different group sizes, and be able to utilize that information to better plan their teaching methods to be successful. Gary Hampton Expository Preaching from Hebrews (2) Preachers’ Hotel Deep Creek M-058 Breakout Tom Holland How to Grow Spirituality in Bible Class Elders SEC Ballroom D M-085 Teachers Jill Jackson Demo: Directions to Jesus’ House (visual aids, Bible Teachers SEC North Concourse handwork, snacks, drill games on the church) Jason Jackson How to Balance Your Time between Family, Deacons and Hotel Cades Cove M-104 Job, and Church Work Youth Workers 24 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 25. PTP SChEDULE wEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 10:30 AM Johnnie LeMaster General Life Advice Sage Sessions SEC Meeting Room B 11:15 AM (Elder, Business Owner, Speaker, Former Major League Baseball Player) James Meadows Five Hundred Years of Calvinism (1): Members SEC Ballroom B M-126 Is the World Better Off? Historical Overview/Basic Tenets Mike Vestal Dealing with the Valleys in Preaching Preachers and SEC Ballroom C M-185 Youth Workers Wendy Wadley Jesus Was Homeschooled: Increased in Favor Women / SEC Meeting Room W-054 with Man. This class will discuss creating the Homeschool CD right social experiences for your homeschool child. 12:45 PM Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Small Elders and SEC Ballroom D 1:15 PM Group Problem-Solving Deacons 12:45 PM Wade Webster Bonus: New Testament Postcards: Jude Preachers and SEC Ballroom C M-192 1:20 PM Youth Workers and Members 1:30 PM Evelyn Apple Why Affairs Happen Women Special SEC Meeting Room B W-003 2:15 PM Interest James Meadows Five Hundred Years of Calvinism (2): Is the Members and SEC Ballroom B M-127 World Better Off? The Influence of Calvin in Preachers’ the Religious World Breakout Jeremy Northrop Dealing with a Special Needs Child Family SEC Meeting Room A M-131 Kathy Pollard Toolbox: Let Us Mark Our Bibles (2) Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-053 Phil Sanders Planning a Year of Preaching Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-148 David Shannon Multiple Staff. Thesis: A church of 150 Ministry and Hotel Cades Cove M-159 plus ought to have multiple staff. Many Elders’ Breakout wait, which limits growth. Discussion includes: Why have multiple staff, how to hire for multiple staffs, how to create an environment of peace and synergy. Clark Sims The Road Ahead: Job 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-175 HTH Staff How To Use House to House/Heart to Heart Evangelism and SEC Meeting Room M-178 Effectively Missions CD Mike Vestal Shepherding Character Studies: Moses Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-186 Deacons Don Williams Ministering to the Sexually Abused Youth Workers Hotel Deep Creek M-199 PolishingThePulpit.com | 25
  • 26. wEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 PTP SChEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 2:30 PM Renita Archey Prayers that Move the Heart of God Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-004 3:10 PM Glenn Colley Family Matters: Date Night in a Minivan Family and Youth SEC Ballroom BC M-029 Workers and Members Donna Faughn Discernment: We Cannot Tell All We Know Church Leaders’ SEC Meeting Room W-030 Wives CD Brad Harrub Marriage 101 Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-067 Steve Practical Advice on How to Grow a Church Preachers’ Hotel Deep Creek M-075 Higginbotham Breakout Jared Jackson A Larger Vision: What Can the Church Do with Special Interest SEC Meeting Room A M-102 the Web? Rod Rutherford So, You’re Thinking about Being a Evangelism Hotel Cades Cove M-146 Missionary . . . and Missions and Preachers’ Breakout Jeff Archey Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Utilizing the Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-219 Young Professional Deacons Rick Arrington Seven Minutes of Wisdom: How to Keep Children Safe during Church Activities Lance Cordle Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Adding to an Existing Eldership Windell Fikes Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Everywhere Is Not the Bible Belt—Getting the Gospel to America’s Cities Neal Pollard Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Improving a Congregation’s Image in the Community Phil Sanders Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Suggestions and Tips for More Efficient Elders’ Meetings Ken Upchurch Seven Minutes of Wisdom: Keeping Tabs on Mission Works 26 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 27. PTP SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 3:30 PM Jacksonville How to Host an Evangelistic Community Evangelism and SEC Meeting Room A M-220 4:15 PM Church of Christ Giveaway Missions Glenn Colley Toolbox: Case Studies in Shepherding: Small Elders SEC Ballroom D M-022 Group Problem-Solving: Presentation of Solutions Cindy Colley Preparing Our Teens for the Temptations of Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-022 College Windell Fikes Homosexuality: On the Front Lines in San Members and SEC Ballroom B M-046 Francisco (2) Preachers’ Breakout and Youth Workers Ronnie Hayes The Things You Should Know about Girls Teen Boys SEC Exhibition Hall M-074 Jill Jackson The Things You Should Know about Boys Teen Girls Hotel Cades Cove W-038 David Shannon Nuts and Bolts for Deacons: Bible School Deacons Hotel Deep Creek M-156 Mike Vestal The Importance of Passion in Preaching Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-187 Jane Washington Caring Enough to Confront: Five Tools to Help Women’s SEC Meeting Room W-060 You Speak with Love Breakout CD 6:30 PM Kevin Smith Congregational Singing General/ SEC Ballroom BC 7:00 PM combined 7:00 PM Tom Holland Jesus Loves Me, This I Know General/ SEC Ballroom BC M-086 7:45 PM Combined Teah McWhorter Babies Bible Class SEC Meeting Room A April Meacham 2s/3s Bible Class SEC Meeting Room B Kelli Barker 4s/Kindergarten Bible Class SEC Meeting Room C Jill Jackson 1st–3rd Grades Bible Class SEC Meeting Room D Kyle Gilpin Fourth/Fifth Grades Bible Class Hotel Cades Cove Cliff GoodwinThe Six Smartest Things You Can Do before Teens Hotel Deep Creek M-054 Age 20 8:00 PM Sheila Butt Some Wisdom I’ve Gained the Hard Way Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-012 8:45 PM Winfred Claiborne Discerning the Times: Understanding the Digging Deeper SEC Meeting Room M-016 Religious Mindset of This Generation (1) CD Wayne Jackson Evening Mediations on the Bible Keynote/General SEC Ballroom BC M-108 James Meadows Five Hundred Years of Calvinism (3): Is the Preachers’ SEC Ballroom D M-128 World Better Off? The Negative Influence of Breakout Calvin in the Church 8:00 PM Grat Tucker Youth Late Night: Teens SEC Exhibition Hall M-176 10:00 PM Clark Sims Singing 8:00–8:20; Devo 8:29–8:50 (Joy 101—Clark Sims); Basketball/Fun ‘N’ Games 8:50–10:00 PolishingThePulpit.com | 27
  • 28. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 PTP SCHEDULE Time Start Audio Time End Presenter Topic Track Room Number 8:30 AM Sam Jones Marriage Enrichment: Building a Successful Combined/ SEC Ballroom C M-118 9:15 AM and Loving Relationship (4) Keynote 9:30 AM Jeff Archey How to Use Your Position to Lead Souls to Deacons SEC Meeting Room B M-002 10:15 AM Christ Winfred Claiborne Discerning the Times: Understanding the Digging Deeper Hotel Deep Creek M-017 Religious Mind-set of This Generation (2) Glenn Colley Can We Talk? 7 Tips to Get Your Spouse to Family and SEC Ballroom B M-027 Open Up Members Cindy Colley Amazing Transformation: Mary Magdalene, Women 1 SEC Ballroom A W-018 from Tortured to Triumphant Cliff Goodwin Be a Leader Teen boys SEC Meeting Room A M-051 Brad Harrub Christian Fathers: Training up Titus 2 Teen Girls and SEC Exhibition Hall M-064 Daughters Fathers Kathy Pollard Jesus Was Homeschooled: Growing in Favor Women / SEC Meeting Room W-048 with God (Recovering Our True Vision for Homeschool CD Homeschooling) David Shannon On the Same Team, On the Same Page: Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-157 How Preachers and Elders Can Better Work Preachers’ Together. Breakout Wade Webster New Testament Postcards: 3 John Preachers SEC Ballroom C M-194 Mike Winkler Handout Heaven: A wedding, a funeral, a Youth Workers Hotel Cades Cove M-207 youth devo, a Bible study, a bulletin article, a killer illustration, a “preach anywhere” sermon, two never before published Wendell Winkler Sermons 10:30 AM George Bailey Greybeards Forum: Speakers 60 Years and General/ SEC Ballroom BC M-214 11:10 AM Winfred Claiborne over Discuss These Questions: (1) What Are Combined Tom Holland the Best Decisions You Have Made Over Jerry Jenkins the Years? (2) If You Could Do One Thing James Meadows Differently, What Would It Be? (3) What Do William Woodson You Look Most Forward to in Heaven? (4) Tell and others Me about the Hardest Experience in Your Life and How You overcame It. Brad Harrub Courtship/Dating 101 Teens SEC Meeting Room M-065 CD 11:15 AM Tom Holland A Final Charge: Six Hours One Friday Two Members and SEC Ballroom B M-083 11:45 AM Days Ago (cf. 2 Peter 3:8) Youth Workers David Shannon A Final Charge: They That Have Served Well Elders and SEC Ballroom D M-152 Deacons Clark Sims A Final Charge: . . . But You’re Not Everybody Teens SEC Meeting Room 101 Else CD Mike Vestal A Final Charge: Finishing Strong as a Gospel Preachers SEC Ballroom C 137 Preacher Jane Washington A Final Charge: Bloom Where You Are Planted Women 1 SEC Ballroom A 47 28 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 29. CHILDREN & TEENS Classes for children . . . Each morning (8:00–12:00) children ages 6–12 get to go to VBS style classes, watch DVDs of Digger Doug, learn Bible geography, sing, or enjoy other fun activities. Celine Sparks coordinates a host of parents, and others with a love for children to help out with these sessions, plus Digger Doug and Iguanadon have been known to show up once in a while. Additionally, this year Mark Martin and Darrell Powell will launch our first Backwoods Christian Camp PTP session. These men have over two decades of experience working with children in a camp setting. Children have seen Digger Doug on DVD for years. They will put this training to work, helping children Now they finally get to meet him! gain valuable lessons in a fun atmosphere. In coordination with the children’s classes, this will allow smaller class size and more variety for the children. Children have afternoon and evenings off. And for teens . . . An overwhelming positive addition to PTP the last couple years, PTP has an expanded schedule just for teens. This year’s theme is, “Peace, Love, and PTP” revolves around “101”—amazing teachers covering a vast variety of topics from the biblical viewpoint. Teens love the classes, the fellowship, and the singing, and parents love the fortifying of their faith in rock solid truth. Special “late night activities” include games, get- acquainted activities, and full court basketball, plus inspiring singing and thought-provoking devotionals. PTP T-shirts and MP3s of the lessons will be available at the event. Check PTP Teens out on Facebook, too! All sessions for children and teens are free with parents’ paid fees. See page 36 for more information. PolishingThePulpit.com | 29
  • 30. wORKShOP INFORMATION materials/exhibits Airport ptp sermON CD Preachers, submit five The nearest commercial airport is McGhee-Tyson, sermons and five devotionals via e-mail (as Knoxville, TN (approximately 30 miles from Sevierville). It documents or PowerPoint attachments) to wes@ services Allegiant, American, Comair, Continental, Delta, housetohouse.com by August 1 and receive a Northwest, United, and U.S. Airways with 120 daily flights. CD of 700 sermons at Thursday’s Sermon Swap. There is no direct shuttle from the airport to Sevierville, To receive the free CD, you must contribute but there are car rental and taxi services at the airport sermons! (www.tys.org). If flying, also check rates flying into Atlanta eACH FIrst-tIme (4 hours away), Nashville (3.5 hours), and Chattanooga pArtICIpANt receives a (2 hours). Some will find it most economical to fly into free copy of the class book Atlanta and rent a car. Seven Things a Loving God Hates, by Allen Webster. meals meALs Both the Wilderness Hotel restaurant and COAtes CLOtHINg Events Center Food Court serve breakfast. Rooms have COmpANY will have men’s microwaves, refrigerators, and coffeemakers, so many dress clothes available stock up and eat some meals in their rooms. at discounted prices (256.760.0033). LuNCH/DINNer Nothing is planned for lunch and dinner, but most will eat with friends at area restaurants. speAKers, pArtICIpANts, mIssIONArIes, and others will have informational displays sNACKs/DrINKs Soft drinks and snacks are available for and items for sale. With paid registration, purchase at the hotel and events center. participants can request a free 4’ display space for non-commercial purposes (with approval of Jacksonville elders). We have a policy of no displays of colleges, preacher schools, or other academic institutions. bOOKstOres Apologetics press 334.272.8558 Chula Vista books 205.338.1843 Christian Courier publications 209.472.2475 Christian Family bookstore 800.782.8175 Focus press 866.313.6474 gospel Advocate 800.251.8446 House to House 877.338.3397 National Interior Furnishings 888.7986481 penman books Brentwood, TN publishing Designs 888.662.1006 ron/Don books 256.536.7211 sain publications 931.363.9305 Commercial space is also available for a fee (call Blake Hamm @ 877.338.3397 for information). 30 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 31. LODGING Wilderness Hotel (recommended) Landmark inn river plantation rV park Mention PTP for a rate of $89 per 401 Forks of the River Parkway 1004 Parkway night (normal rate, $149). Rooms Sevierville, TN 37862 Sevierville, TN 37862 blocked until August 1 (may sell 800-548-9038 800-758-5267 out early; a few may be available till landmarkinnthesmokies.com www.riverplantationrv.com event). Call 877-325-9453. Next to Shoney’s, 2.5 miles from 3.8 miles from Events Center Events Center OtHer LOdging OptiOns $42.50 a night $28.50 a night for RV spots (The following are provided for your Balconies overlooking the river $35.76 a night for small cabins convenience, but do not necessarily Rate reserved until August 1.   $66.15 a night for large cabins imply a recommendation. These are Cabins have TV, AC, kitchen, bath discounted PTP rates.) Lazy Bear inn (Prices 20% off regular price.) 3229 Parkway Hampton inn Pigeon Forge, TN 37863  Rate reserved until July 1. Space may 681 Winfield Dunn Pkwy  865-453-5568 or 800-448-3040 be available till event. Sevierville, TN 37876 www.lazy-bear-inn.com 865-429-2005 8.4 miles from Events Center 40x60 sites with 30/50 amp service http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/ $50.00 per night 40x75 pull-through sites available Located 1 mile from Events Center Free breakfast Concrete patios, riverfront sites, $99.99 a night   free wireless Internet, cable TV Free hot breakfast national parks resort Lodge (50 channels), 3 modern bath Rate reserved until August 11. Rooms 2385 Parkway houses, 2 laundries, golf cart may be available till event. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 rentals, arcade, bus tours, shady 800-843-6686 sites, fishing, outdoor pavilion, Holiday inn express www.nprlodge.com/  camping, all new playground and 3526 Outdoor World Drive 6.4 miles from Events Center basketball court, and propane. Kodak, TN 37764 Standard room suites 865-933-0087 w/2 full beds—$32.95 Mention PTP if you want to be near www.hiexpress.com/kodakeast  Rate reserved until August 18 other PTP campers.    7.7 miles from Events Center (may be available afterwards). $79.99 a night   super 8 sevierville Free hot breakfast pigeon Forge inn & suites 1410 Winfield Dunn Pkwy. Rate reserved until July 25. Rooms 2826 Parkway I-40 Exit 407 (Hwy 66) may be available till event. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Sevierville, TN 37876 865-453-9151 or 800-708-8610 865-429-0887 La Quinta pigeonforgeinnandsuites.com http://www.super8.com/  2428 Winfield Dunn Parkway 9 miles from Events Center 1.2 miles from Events Center Sevierville, TN 37764 $50.00 per night $50 a night 865-933-3339   Free breakfast http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/ (click “Sevierville, TN” ) Located 4 miles from Events Center    $49.99 a night   Free breakfast Rate reserved until July 27. Rooms may be available till event. eVents Center pArKing: Those staying at the Wilderness Hotel can park for free at the Events Center. The Events Center charges $5 per day to those driving in from other hotels. PolishingThePulpit.com | 31
  • 32. hOST ChURCh INFORMATION Gatlinburg church of Christ Sevierville church of Christ 414 Trinity Lane & Reagan Drive 208 Hicks Drive Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Sevierville, TN 37864-4125 Telephone: (865) 436-6504 Telephone: (865) 453-8009 Rod Rutherford, Minister John B. Daniels, Minister Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. EST Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Seymour church of Christ South Knoxville church of Christ 209 Chilhowee School Road 4604 Chapman Highway Suite #14 in Emert’s Crossing Plaza Knoxville, TN 37920 Seymour, TN 3737865 Geoff Mabe, Minister Telephone: (865) 414-4755 Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. EST Tim Shoulders, Minister Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. http://www.seymourcoc.com/ Sunday Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Seymour’s Sunday and Wednesday services will be held at the Sevierville Events Center. See www.PolishingThePulpit.com for maps to these locations 32 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 33. ThE CONgREgATIONAL PLAN elders, consider sending the elders, deacons, preachers, and members! Many churches load up the church van and bring a group to PTP. Sending several members does incur some expense in registration fees and lodging, but it is an investment in the future of the church. PTP provides education, training, motivation, and resources to help local congregations be more effective in building up the church and reaching out with the gospel. It provides an opportunity to learn what other sound congregations are doing and ways to adapt those ideas in local situations. It helps preachers, elders, deacons, and members grow closer together as friends and co-workers. It is a wise investment for a church to make in its future. What are you doing about future leaders? One reason many congregations do not have qualified elders and deacons is that they have not been proactive in training men to grow in leadership abilities. PTP provides an atmosphere for men and their wives to learn the Bible, an opportunity to learn about leadership from some of the most capable men in our brotherhood, and a forum to gain practical experience in problem-solving. This exposure helps them prepare to lead in the future. Why not pick three or four men who have potential to serve as future deacons, preachers, or elders and pay their way to come to PTP? Proactive leadership helps ensure that the next generation of the church will prosper. What about your preacher and youth minister? Professionals in medicine, education, and other fields are required to take additional training each year to stay abreast in their field and to improve their effectiveness. The Lord’s work is the most important on earth, and we should be even more diligent in training workers. Most preachers and youth leaders know they need to improve in some aspect of their church work—pulpit presentations, visiting, work ethic, personal skills, or evangelism. They need a broader base of Bible knowledge or association with others with whom they can share ideas. Elders, invest in their continuing education by sending them to PTP! PTP exists for improving the brotherhood through encouraging preachers, youth leaders, and church leaders. What about regular church members? An elder attending PTP for the first time said, “This is the best thing I’ve ever been to. I can’t believe I’ve missed it all these years.” He continued, “I’m going home to tell the church about this. Every Christian needs to be a part of PTP. It would help our congregation tremendously.” That prompted us to begin a track of classes for “regular” church members. Every congregation is composed of Christians who—though not currently serving as preachers, elders, or deacons—are heavily involved in various parts of the work. Most have never had any formal religious training. They benefit tremendously from PTP’s in-depth, practical sessions. PTP begins with a “Spiritual Renewal Weekend” designed to benefit all church members. Some are unable to take off a full week, so they come Friday night through Sunday. We schedule the equivalent of two gospel meetings in one weekend. For those who are retired or are able to take vacation days, classes continue for church members daily, Monday through Thursday. Some of the finest speakers from across the brotherhood present timely lessons on a variety of topics. Can you think of a better way to spend this year’s vacation? PolishingThePulpit.com | 33
  • 34. REGISTRATION FORM Clip and mail with registration fee, or go to PolishingThePulpit.com and submit the form online. Personal Information First Name _______________________________________ Last Name _______________________________________ E-mail _________________________________________ Congregation ______________________________________ Select Primary Track Elder Preacher Deacon Woman Youth Worker Church Member / Speaker Street Address ____________________________________City ___________________ State ____ Zip ______________ Phone Numbers (work) _____________________________ (home) __________________ (cell) ___________________ Family Information Will your spouse be attending? yes | no Name ________________________________________ Will you have children attending? yes | no Will you need child care? (Ages 2–5) yes | no Will you have children in children’s classes? (Ages 6–12) yes | no Will you have children in the teen classes? (13–18) yes | no How many children will attend: ______________________ Child’s Name ____________________ Birthday _________ Child’s Name ___________________ Birthday _________ Child’s Name ____________________ Birthday _________ Child’s Name ___________________ Birthday _________ Conference Attendance & Lodging When do you plan to arrive? ____________________________ When do you plan to leave? ______________________ How did you hear about PTP? _________________________________________________________________________ Will you need display space? yes | no If yes, will you need commercial space? (selling anything counts as commercial space) yes | no Will you be participating in the sermon swap? yes | no Will you be staying at the Wilderness Hotel of the Smokies? yes | no (This is for our information only. You are responsible for reservations with the hotel.) If no, where will you be staying? _______________________________________________________________________ Do you need lodging with a church member? (limited) yes | no Will you need the free lunch meals? yes | no Is this your first time to attend PTP? yes | no I will need a scholarship to be able to come (limited). yes | no How will you be paying? Credit Card (call Wes/877.338.3397) Mailing a check (Send your check as soon as possible.) Materials Fee Registration is $185 (man) /$135 (woman) per person. Children free. Includes all sessions and tracks. Discounts EARLY BIRD: Register early for only $175 (man) /$125 (woman) per person. Must pay by July 27, 2010. FIRST-TIMERS: First time ever to attend PTP: $125 (men) / $100 (women) WEEKEND ONLY: Spiritual Renewal Weekend: $100 This fee partially covers the cost of the event. Sponsoring churches make up the difference (no individual or church makes any money). Several speakers and workers donate their time. Scholarships, food, and lodging are available so that anyone can come. Please Send Checks to Jacksonville church of Christ, PO Box 520, Jacksonville, AL 36265 34 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 35. PURPOSE STATEMENT, hISTORY, & DIRECTORS ptp purpose statement “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance, that thou stir up the gift of God . . .” (2 Timothy 1:6). To assist preachers, church leaders, and Christians by providing sermon and illustration materials, instruction by mature, capable preachers, development of sermon ideas, practical ideas about local church work, suggestions of beneficial books and ministry tools, and visits to exemplary congregations to learn “hands on” and “how to.” past ptp Workshops 1995 Jacksonville, Alabama 2000 Salem, Virginia 2005 Huntsville, Alabama 1996 Jacksonville, Alabama 2001 Hattiesburg, Mississippi 2006 Chattanooga, Tennessee 1997 Oxford, Alabama 2002 Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 2007 Birmingham, Alabama 1998 Montgomery, Alabama 2003 Atlanta, Georgia 2008 Sevierville, Tennessee 1999 Jackson, Tennessee 2004 Jacksonville, Alabama 2009 Sevierville, Tennessee Workshop Directors ptp songleaders Under the oversight of the elders of the Adam Faughn, Nashville, Tennessee Jacksonville church of Christ, the directors are David Henry, Jackson, Jamaica DAVID bArKer Trinity, Alabama Barry Kennedy, Crossville, Tennessee eDDY gILpIN Salem, Virginia Kevin Smith, Anniston, Alabama mArK HOWeLL Jasper, Alabama ALLeN Webster Jacksonville, Alabama PolishingThePulpit.com | 35
  • 36. ve & TP , Lo P Peace Register r 2, 2010 mbe Today! August 27–Septe ky Mntains ou Great Smo For more information tN request a PTP brochure on r, sevier ville, polishingthepulpit.com events Cente eat time . ay, and have a gr 877.338.3397 n . You’ll laugh, pl Come for just the weekend PTP is serious fu e best lessons of ll hear some of th important, you’ (Aug. 27–29) or for the whole week. But more d grow n God’s Word an allenged to lear Find us on Facebook yo ur life and be ch e- changing . ay that will be lif spiritually in a w en both teens come for free wh ptp is a family event. n fee. (Don’t worry— atio parents pay the registr g out with your you don’t have to han e.) parents the whole tim PTP is under the oversight of the Jacksonville (AL) church of Christ P. O. Box 520 | Jacksonville, AL 36265
  • 37. CANNOT AFFORD TO COME? Maybe We Can Help ... Why a Fee at all? We do not Want anyone who needs From the beginning, the preachers who put PTP “recharging” to miss PTP because we are together expressed a desire to the Jacksonville elders “charging” for it. Some of the more discouraging to help bear the cost of what was benefiting their works may be the very churches that cannot local works. It has always been a cooperative work. afford to send their leaders to PTP, so we’ve The fee pays for the materials the participants receive worked it out for one in that situation to come during the week (schedules, books, handouts, etc.), anyway. promotional costs, some of the meal costs and childcare, equipment rental and conference space Free Fee Numerous scholarships covering the costs, and speakers’ lodging and travel expenses. workshop fee are available for those who cannot otherwise come. For information, to sponsor a Any person can come to any session for no charge. We have never turned away a single deserving preacher, or to receive a scholarship, contact Kelli individual and have arranged for many from mission Sewell (kelli@housetohouse.com; 877.338.3397). points to have free lodging, food, and materials. Of Free Lodging Christians in the Sevierville area course, no church or individual makes anything from volunteer to host individuals or families during PTP. In fact, the overseeing church, hosting churches, PTP. Space is extremely limited, and is awarded and directors all sacrifice a great deal of time and based on necessity, with extra consideration money to make up the difference in the money given to first- timers. Complete the application coming in and the actual cost each year. form online at polishingthepulpit.com. Free Food We provide a free lunch each day at the Sevierville church fellowship hall to those who need it. One would have to eat even if at home, so bring some cereal for breakfast and sandwich fixings for dinner, and lunch is on us! There is no excuse for anyone to miss this year’s PTP! PolishingThePulpit.com | 37
  • 38. FAQs Frequently Asked Questions Is regIstrAtION reQuIreD IF I Am ONLY WHAt AbOut tHe WAterpArK At tHe COmINg FOr ONe DAY? Yes, registration is WILDerNess HOteL? Some are concerned, required, even if you are coming on scholarship or if understandably, about the hotel waterpark. The you plan to only attend a few sessions. situation is similar to other hotels we have used that had pools, bars, or in-room movie options that were WHAt Is tHe usuAL AttIre? Dress/casual. Most not appropriate for Christians. men wear ties or pullover shirts to the day/night sessions. Ladies wear dresses or pant suits. Suits and All of the directors and overseeing elders are dresses are usual for worship services. strongly opposed to mixed swimming and have taken steps to avoid this being a distraction. We Is trANspOrtAtION prOVIDeD OFF sIte? The asked the hotel to let us close the waterpark. City of Sevierville runs buses which can take visitors This was not possible, so we encourage all to destinations in the city. This year there will be attendees NOT to use the waterpark because of Sunday and Wednesday services at the Events the Bible’s teaching on modesty (1 Timothy 2:9), Center hosted by the Seymour church. our responsibility to avoid being a stumbling DO YOu HAVe tO be A preACHer Or eLDer tO block to others (Romans 14:13), and our need to AtteND? No, PTP started out for preachers but has avoid putting ourselves in the path of temptation grown to include all church members as well as (Matthew 5:28; 6:13). We do not believe that this will teens and children. prove to be an issue since we have the entire hotel mAY LADIes AtteND meN’s sessIONs? booked for our group. Yes. While there are women’s classes throughout the WHY NOt HAVe ptp beFOre sCHOOL stArts day, women may attend men’s sessions. bACK? The Events Center is unavailable and the mAY meN AtteND LADIes’ sessIONs? hotel rates are $149/night. Spiritual Renewal No (1 Timothy 2:12–13). Weekend is designed for those attending and teaching in public school to be able to attend at WILL trANspOrtAtION be prOVIDeD FrOm least part of PTP. Each year several take days out of AIrpOrt? No, there is no shuttle, but there are taxi school to come (we had about 200 children/teens service and car rental options. at PTP last year). Is AppLAuse ApprOprIAte AFter speeCHes? mAY I reCOrD tHe sessIONs? No, audio and No (but “amens” are encouraged!) video recording are not allowed. WILL CHILDCAre be prOVIDeD? Is pArKINg Free? The Events Center charges $5 Yes, childcare is provided for potty-trained children per day for parking. Those who stay at the adjoining ages 2 to 5 during most of the women’s sessions. Wilderness Hotel can park free in its lot. The charge is $50 for the week (regardless of how mAY We ArrIVe eArLY Or stAY OVer? The hotel many children or how many sessions you use it). discount is good for two days before and after PTP, Is tHere ANYtHINg FOr CHILDreN so feel free to come early or stay over. Exhibitors can AND teeNs? Yes, children’s classes (ages 6–12) are begin set up at noon on Friday. held in the mornings. Teens have classes during the day and fun activities at night. 38 | PolishingThePulpit.com
  • 39. Non-Profit Org US Postage PAID Jacksonville AL Permit #9 Jacksonville church of Christ PO BOX 520 Jacksonville, AL 36265 refresh Renew RECHARGE! “Let the people renew their strength” (Isaiah 41:1).

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