We are so excited about both the Branson & Gatlinburg conferences. They just keep getting better & better! We are happy to announce that Josh Wilson will be the opening concert before Casting Crowns in Gatlinburg. Josh has released numerous No. 1 hits including “Savior Please” and the powerful track “Before the Morning”. You can read much more about Josh Wilson and his newest project, “See You”, on his website

The Branson brochures have been mailed. If you are within a 300 mile radius of Branson your church should have already gotten a brochure. If they did not, please contact us, and we will gladly mail you one. The Gatlinburg brochures should be mailed the end of this week. We want to reach as many churches as possible so please let us know if your church does not receive one. Also be watching your state associational newspapers if you live in Missouri, Kansas/Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina or Georgia. Hearts On Fire will be included in an edition of these papers over the next couple of months.

I am very pleased to say that registrations are already coming in. Last year the first Gatlinburg registration was received on June 21, 2011. On May 31, I received the first registration for 2012. I figured it would be a month or so before more started arriving but we already have 4 churches registered, and they are all for the Omega session in Gatlinburg. This leads me to believe, that you need to begin the registration process you have in place for your church, and get those registrations in early!

If you have any questions about either the Branson or Gatlinburg conference, please feel free to contact me at 865-776-2629 or email me your questions to I would love to talk with you!


Scholarship Award Deadline Draws Near

Just a reminder that the deadline to register for the first Scott Carter Scholarship Award is drawing near. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, June 15.

This is a one-time award of $1000.00. A different recipient will be selected each year to receive the award. The Scholarship Award will be sent to the college of your choice during the 2012 fall semester. Recognition of the award will be presented to the student at the 2012 Hearts On Fire Conference in Gatlinburg, TN.

To register please visit our website, for the criteria to apply and the application form.