PTP is for every member of the Lord’s church

the power of an idea

Polishing the Pulpit began with three friends getting together to brainstorm sermon ideas. We soon invited 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 larger event center in the Smoky Mountains. Attendance approached 1,000. Christians from other nations began coming.

“Why don’t you have classes for regular members?” we were asked. So we added the Spiritual Renewal Weekend, as well as tracks for members, teens, and children. Attendance passed 4,100.

That brings us to today. What does God have in store for PTP? Come and see!

our purpose statement

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God – 2 Timothy 1:16

Polishing the Pulpit is a lectureship for every Christian. We create a week of refreshment and education for Christians of all ages and walks of life.

our goals and objectives

Polishing the Pulpit is more than a lectureship; it’s a workshop built from the ground up with three principles in mind.

Refresh

Time for study and focus

Refresh

We invite the brotherhood’s most mature and capable speakers to provide sermon and illustration material to preachers, church leaders, and Christians.

Renew

Time for new ideas and stratagies

Renew

We seek out exemplary congregations to share their ideas with others. We invite specialized speakers to teach new skills with a focus on how to and have provide hands on classes.

Recharge

Bringing it back home

Recharge

With a focus on practicality, you’ll bring back ideas to help your local congregation grow.
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PTP is for everyone

Preachers
Preachers
Preachers from all over the world attend PTP to help their local congregations. Whether your congregation is made up of 20 or 2,000 folks, they will benefit from the lessons you learn at PTP.
Elders
Elders
PTP is unique in that it dedicates over 60 hours of instruction directly solely for elder. From legal advice, hiring practices, motivating members, to church discipline, we provide practical classes to help you lead your flock.
Deacons
Deacons
Often the front-line of a congregation’s work force, these often overlooked men receive practical classes related to their unique and important role.
Youth Ministers
Youth Ministers
Enjoy classes built with today’s youth minister in mind. From tech classes to learning how to get along with elders and parents, we give you the tools for your success.
Women
Women
With over 100 classes for women, you can choose from topics including, but not limited to, homeschooling, teaching Bible classes, encouraging and supporting your husband, and evangelizing.
Singles
Singles
Single Christians face unique struggles, and sometimes they can be neglected by the local congregation. We offer special classes for singles, and we host single mingle sessions where you can meet other single Christians.
Members
Members
PTP is great for “regular” Christians too! We offer c
lasses teaching you how to evangelize to your coworkers and how to answer the tough questions you are sometimes asked. We also offer easy-to-understand but in-depth studies of important Bible topics.
Teens
Teens
Over 200 teens come to PTP each year. Classes address subjects such as dating, proper use of technology, and preparing their faith for college. Late Night at PTP are special times for youth to spend time in fellowship with one another by playing supervised games and enjoying devotional and singing time.
Children
Children
Over 500 children ages 2-12 come to PTP each year. Ages 2-5 enjoy childcare, 6-9 Vacation Bible School, and 10-12 PTP Camp. Your children are always under the direct supervision of 2-3 Christian adults, and be busy learning while you enjoy your classes.

refresh. renew. recharge

Join us for PTP this year. You’ll be glad you did, and we’ll save you a seat.