Special Guest Tim Tebow at The Orchard – November 8, 2015

tebowpeoplemag-92-2Football star, commentator, and philanthropist Tim Tebow will be a special guest at The Orchard’s two Sunday morning services on November 8th. Tebow will be on campus covering the Ole Miss-Arkansas game on Saturday for the SEC Network and will stick around for a Sunday in Oxford. At the Orchard, he’ll speak on his faith, football and his work with the Tim Tebow Foundation, among other things.

We are in the middle of a series of sermons on Generosity from 1 Timothy 6 and thought his would be a great voice to add to the conversation.

The Orchard occasionally hosts special guests in an conversational format.  It creates a fun atmosphere and allow us to talk about a wide range of topics. It also allows for us to dig a little deeper into a person’s story and into their walk with Jesus.  A few years ago, we had a visit from Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson and last year we hosted a conversation with Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

Interview with UM Chancellor Dan Jones from The Orchard Oxford on Vimeo.

The Orchard meets at 295 HWY 7 North in Oxford. Tebow will be interviewed at both the 9AM and 11AM services that morning. The Orchard has kids ministry available during both services on Sunday. We are looking forward to hosting anyone who wants to come and hear Tim speak.  Space will be limited so plan on arriving early, especially if you are checking your kids into our kids ministry.

From Tim’s Bio:

TIM TEBOW is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. He is currently a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which launched in August 2014. He appears mainly on the SEC Network as co-host of SEC Nation, a travelling pre-game show. Tebow also contributes to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary SEC player himself. Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. In 2011, Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN’s “Year of the Quarterback” series. He later released Through My Eyes, which was named the #1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011

Tim Tebow grew up the son of missionaries, and even after moving to Florida as a child, he returned to the Philippines as a teenager—to spread God’s word, and do the Lord’s work, by serving the needy. He carried that calling with him to the University of Florida, where in addition to leading the Gators to two national championships, and winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007, he also devoted himself to charity—raising money for pediatric cancer patients and disadvantaged children.
In 2010, his vision took shape in the Tim Tebow Foundation. The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission every day by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children’s hospitals, providing life-changing surgeries to children of the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital, sponsoring Night to Shine, a nationwide prom for people with special needs, providing care for orphans in four countries and adoption aid grants for families who choose to adopt an international child with special needs.