For those who were at HOF Pigeon Forge, 2016 you heard the announcement of a new conference. On August 18 & 19, that event will take place in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. We have put together a great conference and hope you will attend or spread the word for us. Our speakers will be Ed Newton and Scott Carter. The Comedy Duo, Bean & Bailey will join us, as will Roger Williams & the AMUQ leading worship. Our concerts are the amazing for KING & COUNTRY, and new to HOF, 7eventh Time Down.
Brochures are currently being printed and should go out to all churches within a 250-mile radius of Charleston, WV within the next two weeks. Visit http://www.heartsonfireministries.org to register.
Many of you have been contacting me about Pigeon Forge, and I am happy to say as of last week, it is completed. The brochures have not been sent to the printer yet, but I am going to give you the info early, because I am so excited I can’t wait!
On November 17 & 18, 2017, at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, our speakers will be, Ed Newton and Algernon Tennyson. I will tell you more about them later. They are both wonderful in relaying God’s word to youth and I know you will enjoy them, for their first time, at Hearts On Fire in Pigeon Forge.
Our concerts for this year are without a doubt, two of the biggest names in Christian Music, Toby Mac & Crowder. Can I get an AMEN??? !!! We are so very blessed and excited to have them for their first time with us in Pigeon Forge. Visit http://www.heartsonfireministries.org to register.
Believe it or not the registrations are already coming in. This is a good indication that this will be a great year!
For those of you who have registered for a Hearts On Fire conference before, you will notice the registration form looks different. If you have any questions feel free to contact me (865-776-2629). You can use credit or debit cards as well as mail in a check by pressing the manual button. You can pay a partial payment to hold your spots, but remember, all outstanding balances on July 21, 2017 will increase to $45 per person. Please write down your login and password. You can adjust your registration and add on as long as we have seating available. You will receive a receipt at the end of your transaction. No additional receipts will be emailed. The receipt will go to the email address you entered on the form.
The Charleston Municipal Auditorium seats 3400 people. Seating is first come, first seated. Wristbands and pre-ordered shirts can be picked up on Friday evening, August 18 after 4:00pm.
Help us get the word out about Hearts On Fire coming to Charleston, WV. Please share this information with your friends. You don’t want to miss this two day conference with great speakers; Ed Newton and Scott Carter as well as, concerts by forKING&COUNTRY and 7eventh Time Down; comedy by Bean & Bailey and worship led by Roger Williams & the AMUQ. Both days and all concerts for only $35 per person!
Spread the word, August will be here before you know it!
While sitting at my desk watching the snow come down I am reminded of how much I love snow! I know many of you do not share in my love of snow but it has always filled me with a sense of slowing down, refreshing and cleansing. For those who are receiving snow, stay in, stay safe and enjoy time with your family.
I have a few messages for you:
First, it is time for you to register! Believe it or not the conference is only 23 days away. Please register soon!
T-Shirts have to be ordered next week. You will love the color and design celebrating the 30th year of Hearts On Fire. If you haven’t visited the website recently you will see a new promo video uploaded on the Charleston page as well as the T-Shirt design.
Ken Freeman and Scott Carter are very excited about sharing God’s word with you. In saying that, if any of you would like for Ken Freeman to speak at your church on Sunday he is willing to stay over to join you. Please email me at email@example.com. for more information. What a great opportunity to have such a wonderful speaker in your pulpit.
Check out the websites of the AFTERS, MIKESCHAIR and the JJ Weeks Band. They are very excited and planning a great afternoon of concerts.
If you attended two years ago you enjoyed the worship music of Zac Bennett and the Lift Live. They are ready to bless your hearts again and send your youth group home with a renewed love for great music and songs you can sing in your own group.
The Christmas Holidays are now over and tonight will bring in a new year. Time certainly does go quickly! 2016 will bring in a year of new beginnings and a fresh start for everyone. Let’s make this a year like no other. Let’s give Christ first priority in our hearts and lives this year.
One of the first priorities for all youth leaders within 300 miles of Charleston, SC should be to register your youth for Hearts On Fire. This year marks the 30th year since Scott Carter answered God’s call in his life to begin a youth conference. It has grown tremendously during that time but the mission has stayed the same, to reach middle school and high school students with the gospel of Christ and to encourage believers to walk in the truth and integrity of Christ. Those who attend the Charleston conference will be blessed by having Scott Carter as one of their speakers this year.
Ken Freeman will be speaking at the conference on Friday evening. Ken is a very exciting speaker with a passion to tell others about Jesus. Following Ken on Twitter will make you wonder if he ever slows down. His tweet today said that last night he saw over 300 saved. God has blessed Ken with the ability to connect to people of any age group, culture, or background. Ken Freeman lives with a passion to bring people to know Christ and to make a deeper, more intimate, commitment to Him. Your youth group will go home with a desire to serve God that will certainly spill over into the entire church body.
Zac Bennett the worship leader at The Lift, First Baptist Indian Trail, NC, will lead Hearts On Fire Charleston worship services. Zac Bennett & the Lift Live joined us a few years ago and they were amazing. Their music will certainly prepare your heart for worship.
On Saturday afternoon, February 13 we will have three groups in concert, the AFTERS, MIKESCHAIR and the JJ Weeks Band. What a great way to start off 2016 with your youth group, two days, two speakers, praise and worship and three concerts, all for only $40. Make your plans now to attend. Register online at www.heartsonfireministries.org or call 865-776-2629 to answer any questions you might have regarding the conference at Charleston Southern University, Lightsey Auditorium.
We wish each of you and your youth groups a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in Charleston.
Already we are 41 days into 2015 and Hearts On Fire Charleston is here! This is going to be a great year. We have more people pre-registered, at this point, for this our third year, than any of the previous years.
On-line registration will be taken down tomorrow. If you need to make any additions please take the time to do that today. We will be taking registrations at the door but only as long as we have seating available. It is first come, first served for registration at the event.
This is going to be a great conference. I would encourage churches in the Charleston, SC area to bring your youth groups. Two powerful speakers, Darren Whitehead and Seth Buckley; worship led by Roger Williams & the AMUQ; and the WE BELIEVE GOD’S NOT DEAD TOUR with the Newboys and special guests Audio Adrenaline & Finding Favour. All this for $40 is unheard of. Just think of seeing this concert series in a venue that only holds 1586 people!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 865-776-2629.
We are praying for and expecting great things to happen at HOF Charleston 2015!
Where has the time gone? The appointed deadline for the Charleston Conference is tomorrow. This year’s conference is going to be amazing! In case you haven’t heard our speakers will be Darren Whitehead and Seth Buckley. The concert is going to be 3 hours long with NEWSBOYS and the WE BELIEVE GOD’S NOT DEAD TOUR with special guests Audio Adrenaline and Finding Favour. That is huge!!! Leading worship is one of your favorite groups, Roger Williams & the AMUQ.
Believe it or not we still have seats available. Please tell all your friends and churches in your community that registration has been extended and they can still register online until the seats are filled. You don’t want to miss out on attending what could be a life changing conference for you or your youth group.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year are now in our past and as we look forward to future events I want to remind you of Hearts On Fire Charleston. February 13 & 14 at Charleston Southern University is going to be a conference you don’t want to miss. This is a huge event for the Lightsey Auditorium and we would like to see every seat filled. With that said, be aware, the venue only holds a maximum capacity of 1586 people. Please register soon because it is on a first come, first serve basis and I don’t like turning people away.
Darren Whitehead is not a new speaker for Hearts On Fire. He has been with us several times in the past 29 years. Darren is originally from Australia but has lived in the United States for more than 15 years. In March of 2013, Darren founded Church of the City, by planting two churches in Nashville, TN. Those two churches are the first of a network of twenty neighborhood churches planned for the Nashville metropolitan area. Darren has also recently released his first book, Rumors of God. Darren lives with his wife and three daughters in Nashville.
HOF is excited to have Seth Buckley, Minister to Students at First Baptist Spartanburg, SC, for the first time. For those of you in South Carolina I know you have heard of Seth, and many of you have probably had him at your church before. Seth is a consultant for the SC Baptist Convention. He and his wife have 4 children so he knows a lot about youth. Check out their website, www.fbs.org/students. Their youth building is called The Hangar. “Just as the hangar is a place where planes are built, remodeled, and prepared to be sent out into a mission in wartime, The Hangar at FBS is a place for junior high, high school and college students to experience the same process of preparation for their own lives of faith.” What a great analogy!
The concert series that we have coming to Hearts On Fire Charleston is one like we have never had before. The WE BELIEVE GOD’S NOT DEAD TOUR with Newsboys and special guest Audio Adrenaline and Finding Favour is huge! We just witnessed the Newsboys Concert at Hearts On Fire Pigeon Forge and it was one of the best concerts we have ever had. To understand that this will be three hours of music in a venue that only holds 1586 people is phenomenal. Everyone will be getting a very intimate, close up concert!
Please don’t wait to register! Register today! www.heartsonfireministries.org
We love having Hearts On Fire in Charleston, SC! 2014 was the second year of the conference and once again we were blessed. Decisions were made, lives were changed. I have had messages, since the conference, telling me decisions are still being made to follow Christ.
Many of you had the opportunity that most who attend Hearts On Fire have never had. You got to hear Scott Carter, founder of Hearts On Fire, bring the message. You also got to hear David Nasser, a great friend of ours speak. Lives were forever changed from the messages that these men brought from God.
Music was phenomenal this year with Zac Bennett and the Lift Live leading worship and concerts by Sanctus Real and The Rhett Walker Band. From Friday through Saturday the music was some of the best we have ever had at Hearts On Fire.
For those of you who have not attended the conference in Charleston you are missing a wonderful, weekend of worship. This has started off as a small conference with face-to-face time with speakers and musicians. Don’t miss the early years of Hearts On Fire Charleston, SC. One day it will be as large as the conference has grown in Tennessee, and we will look back and remember these very early years.
Thank you for all those who helped to make HOF Charleston a wonderful conference. Be watching the website for information about HOF Charleston 2015.
They say as you get older time seems to pass quicker and I can testify to that. The good thing about that, it’s not so long between conferences with our friends in Charleston.
Everything is ready and we are excited about our second year in Charleston. Two great speakers, Scott Carter and David Nasser; two awesome concerts; Sanctus Real and The Rhett Walker Band; and worship led by Zac Bennett and The Lift Live. March 14 & 15 is going to be great! Please invite churches in your area to attend.
To answer a few questions, we will have shirts available for purchase at the event. The schedule for the two day event is on our website, http://www.heartsonfireministries.org. If you have additions to your registration bring them with you and you can pay at the door. Remember we take cash or checks but no credit cards.
Please keep the conference in your prayers and we will see you on Friday.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
I wanted to remind you that deadlines are swiftly approaching.
If I could, let me give you a little analogy. Suppose you plan a dinner party and you send out invitations, but you also advertise it on Facebook and tell all your friends to invite everyone they know. You ask them to RSVP by a certain date, but that gets lost during the conversations and isn’t passed on as the invites start to flow. The hostess for the party now has a real dilemma. She really has no idea how many plan to attend, how much food to buy and prepare, how many seats, cups, plates, napkins, silverware to buy in order to prepare for her big party. She doesn’t even know if she has room for everyone. Well, that is sort of how it is in planning a conference. In planning the conference I need to know how many are coming in order to know how many people can register before we are full, how many seats we will need, how many shirts I need to order, how many volunteers I will need to make it run smoothly, and the list goes on and on.
I said all that to say this, DEADLINES ARE NEAR!
Deadline for T-Shirt Pre-Orders – Friday, February 14.
Deadline for Registration – Friday, February 28.
Deadline for T-Shirt Pre-Orders – Friday, February 28.
Deadline for Registration – Friday, March 7.
It is never too early to Register or Order your Shirts!
I am looking forward to seeing you in Charleston & Oklahoma City very soon!