SEVIERVILLE, Tenn., (BNc) — 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 and worship leaders, 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!
The scheduled PTP for 2010 will be from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2.
View the PTP Schedule.
Register online or call 1-877-338-3397.
Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.