How do you describe PTP? It’s one part workshop, one part summer camp, one part pray-cation and one part incredible life experience. It may well just be the one week that helps you get through the other fifty-one. It may also be the best investment of time, energy and money you can make all year. Just ask those who’ve attended PTP. Maybe the best way to describe the event is to say that it’s positively indescribable.
This August 18-24 in Sevierville, TN, over 4000 members of the Lord’s church will gather to worship, to praise, to study, to grow, to enjoy fellowship – to renew, refresh and restore our souls. With approximately 700 sessions occurring during PTP with 200 speakers, there is sure to be plenty of great opportunities for people of all ages and from all kinds of backgrounds to love Jesus more and to serve Him better.
PTP began as an effort to encourage preachers, and it continues beautifully in that regard. But part of the greatness of PTP is how it has grown and expanded to reach the rich diversity of people’s needs within the church all while maintaining a beautiful God-centeredness and an unwavering respect for the authority of His word. Past, present and future converge at PTP – we are not just singing “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” – we are experiencing it!
Brethren everywhere need an encouragement transfusion, and PTP gives many “the shot in the arm” they need to continue diligently and faithfully serving God. The whole purpose of PTP is to glorify God by building up and strengthening the church. I can’t think of a more noble and needed purpose! I’d like to encourage congregations everywhere to send preachers and their families. It would be wonderful if churches could make it possible for their missionaries to attend. There’s not just something for everyone at PTP; there’s something for you.—Mike Vestal
P.S – For those who might not be able to attend the whole week, why not make it a priority to attend Spiritual Renewal Weekend August 18-20?