The George Whitefield Program [GWP] which is for men who believe they are called to full-time evangelistic work is conducting its annual training the week of February 24 – 28, 2020.

To apply contact Bill Adams at either: or 020 8133 6955 and then complete the registration page.  Select the “George Whitefield Program – Training Week ’20” as your event: Registration.

The training is designed to provide a foundation of fruitful practical tools to facilitate your perseverance in the work of an evangelist. These topics are covered: Ministry Partner Development [fundraising]; the theology of the evangelist [what does the Bible say about the office of evangelist]; and ministry life [becoming a man of prayer and how the Bible teaches us to respond to the relationships in our life as an evangelist].

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 & personal aspects of ministry.

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. The week includes the topics of fundraising, the theology of evangelism/Great Commission and ministry life. 

To register to attend click on this link and select “GWP – Training ’20” as your event: Register.

#2: this is for GWP evangelists who are already in the program and men whether they are a pastor, evangelist, teach, seminary student or layman, who want to learn the mechanics of preaching often called homiletics. You will have opportunities to have your sermons critiqued. The specific title of the homiletic training is: TBA.

To register for the homiletics training visit this page and select “GWP – Homiletics ‘20 ” as your event: 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, February 24

  • Noon – 2:00 PM Registration
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Afternoon training session
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner break
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Evening session

Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Thursday, Feb. 27

  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Prayer
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Noon Morning training session
  • Noon – 2:00 PM Lunch break [includes lunch and prayer] 
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Afternoon training session
  • 5:00 PM – 700 PM Dinner break
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Evening Session

Friday, Feb. 28

  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Prayer
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Noon Closing session

Scheduled teachers

Track #1:

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.

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.

Track #2:

  • Location: Highbury Centre
  • Cost:  For individuals:  $
  • Cost: For men bringing their families:
  • 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.

Next Step: Register by clicking on the SFOI logo below. Once you register and are approved you will receive further information including but not limited to an event waiver and payment information. You will also be asked to submit a bio and picture to be posted on the event pages.

Questions about how SFOI works: If you have not previously participated in an SFOI outreach then visit these pages to help you understand the work of the ministry: SFOI Distinctives; the goal of SFOI;  what to expect at an SFOI eventSFOI Vision and Mission statements; Frequently Asked Questions; Registering for an event.

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