First things first: no individual or entity profits from Polishing the Pulpit.

We only charge a tuition to cover the costs related to having the event such as the event space, speakers, and staffing. In fact, Polishing the Pulpit does not fully cover its cost, and the difference is made up through individual and congregational donations.

Children attend for free with parents or legal guardians such as grandparents. If your congregation wants to send a group of young people, the tuition is $100/teenager.

Times with no tuition fees:

  • At Branson, Wednesday, July 10 from 6:30 p.m. and Sunday are free.
  • At Sevierville, Sunday, August 18, Wednesday, August 21, after 4:30, and Thursday, August 22, are free.

There is a scholarship program for those who cannot afford the registration fee of PTP. Scholarship applications are closed for 2024, but you can apply in February 2025.

Registration Type



Branson $199
Sevierville $225 (Early bird) $249 after early bird has ended
Early bird registration is limited. We will make announcements as we get close to filling those spots. 



Full time, undergraduate, on-campus college/preaching school student. Must be taking at least 12 hours of classes. Online programs do not apply.


Missionary/Foreigner (must live outside the U.S. 6+ months/year)