HOF 2013 is almost here! Soon you will be loading the vans and buses and heading to Gatlinburg, TN for a wonderful weekend of Praise & Worship.
We have been getting phone calls from many of you with questions about the weekend and we thought this might be a good time to share those answers with you.
You have now set a record for pre-registration! For the first time in the history of HOF the pre-registration has gone over 9000. The Omega session filled up quickly and we had to close the registration, only for that session. There is still room in the Alpha session. You can register your group online through Wednesday. No registrations will be taken online or by phone after 2:00pm Wednesday.
If you have one or two or three more that you would like to bring with you, at this point, you can add them at the event and pay for them when you arrive, space permitting (for Omega churches who have already registered this applies to you as well)!
For those of you who have never attended, there will be signs directing you to Registration on the Historic Nature Trail Entrance to the Convention Center. It is only necessary for one leader from each group to pick up wristbands, (no forms needed). Give us your church name, pick up your wristbands and you can join your group in line. At this time those who pre-ordered T-shirts will pick them up in the Registration area. If you need to pay for additional registrations, remember we only take cash or check. No credit cards. The cost for Registration at the event is still $35 per person.
We will have HOF event T-shirts available for sale at three locations, upstairs near registration and two locations downstairs. The cost is $12 for Short Sleeve and $15 for Long Sleeve.
According to the local meteorologist, the forecast for Friday is a high of 63̊ and a low of 53̊ with a 60% chance of showers. The prediction for Saturday is a high of 58̊ and a low of 31̊ with a 60% chance of showers. As we all know, that can change very quickly and we are praying the chance of showers will decline. Please come prepared for rain – the lines form outside.
Lines will begin forming up to two hours before the session begins. Seating is first come/first serve, but we ask that you would be kind and considerate while you are in line. Be patient, and respectful of those around you and do not push and shove. Do not run once you get into the Convention Center and do not stand on seats. We have 6000 seats ready and waiting for you.
Leaders, remember that to some of your youth you are the most Christ-like example they have. Please let them see someone that Christ can be proud of.
We will be leaving for Gatlinburg on Thursday morning to set up for the event. At this point everyone should be set and ready. Phone calls are very difficult to answer during the event. If you have any questions regarding your registration they can be addressed when you arrive.
We hope this addresses all of the questions you may have and that this will make your planning easier.
I spoke to a gentleman today who said their Pastor prayed over them on Sunday before sending them to the conference this weekend. They had one saved after that prayer! What a way to begin the conference!
Pray for Hearts On Fire! See You Soon!