Resurrection 2017

Jesus said to everyone, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross daily, and follow me.”

Resurrection 2017 Theme

Conference Info

What is Resurrection?

Resurrection is an awesome annual event of worship and spiritual growth for youth and youth mentors. Each year over 12,000 come together in Pigeon Forge, TN, to celebrate the God of The Resurrection. Through inspirational words and music led by nationally-known speakers and musicians, young people encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways.

For many, Resurrection is an opportunity for conversion, decision, and revival. For others, it becomes a moment of realization that their faith needs to grow deeper and more serious.

Resurrection is hosted by the youth ministry of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Most of the youth and adults who attend Resurrection come from the geographical areas of northeast Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and southwestern Virginia. However, a significant and growing number of youth and adults come from churches outside of this region. Resurrection has become an interdenominational celebration, welcoming youth and adults from Baptist churches, Presbyterian churches, the Christian Church, Lutheran churches, and more, as well as non-denominational churches; and from states as far away as Florida, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Resurrection testifies to the common experience of Jesus Christ's living Lordship that binds all believers into one, despite our divisions. We desire to make all welcome here.

Although Resurrection has become a large gathering over its 30-year history, the focus of the event has remained constant: the individual young person and his or her response to Jesus Christ. We recognize the leadership of their parents, their peers, their leaders in their local churches, and youth groups to grow in radical discipleship that can change the world.

We invite you to come and be with us and experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ—the One who is The Resurrection and The Life.

Schedule for Resurrection 2017

  Session A Session B
Friday Registration 5:00-9:30 PM 5:00-9:30 PM
Doors 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Session 1 7:00-9:00 PM 9:30-11:30 PM
Saturday Doors 7:30 AM 11:00 AM
Session 2 8:30-10:30 AM 12:00-2:00 PM
Doors 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Session 3 4:00-6:30 PM 8:00-10:30 PM
Sunday Doors 7:30 AM 11:00 AM
Session 4 8:30-10:30 AM 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Youth Talent

A talent offering from each of the twelve Holston Conference UMC districts and talent offerings from groups outside the conference will be performed at Resurrection. If you are within Holston Conference, please contact your District Youth Coordinator for information on how to audition. Contact info for each coordinator can be found on the Holston Conference website. If you are from outside the conference, please contact Laura McLean for more information on auditioning. Also, this year, youth-created video offerings will be chosen to be used throughout the weekend. Submit video entries to Laura McLean by November 13, 2016.

Prayer Ministry

In addition to praying generally for this ministry, you are invited to participate in prayer-based opportunities available at Resurrection: the Prayer Room. The Prayer Room will be available in the Convention Center throughout the weekend for anyone in your group to use.


Registrants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. If you would like help making hotel reservations for your group in Pigeon Forge, the Pigeon Forge Housing Bureau has setup a special website just for Resurrection attendees. We suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible.

Mike Veach Mike Veach


Mick Veach

Whether smuggling Bibles, feeding lepers or planting a church among an unreached Islamic nation, Mick Veach’s commitment to share the love of God with the lost has taken him to the ends of the earth.

Now as a mission-minded pastor and Forge speaker, Mick desires to see God’s truth compel others to Great Commission action and to foster healthy local churches that engage in evangelism and discipleship.

Mick has served as a Global Partners’ Area Director for Central Asia and the Middle East and has presented the gospel in more than 60 countries. He is now the Senior Pastor of Stoney Creek Community Church in Washington, Michigan. He and his wife, Melanie, have three children.

Mick Veach's website

Rend Collective Rend Collective


Rend Collective

Resurrection is excited to welcome Rend Collective as our worship band for Resurrection 2017.

Rend Collective hails from Northern Ireland and the members have been playing together since 2002. They always aspire to write worship music that brings people together. Their first breakout hit, "Build Your Kingdom Here" propelled them into the spotlight with their unique sound, and they now have 5 studio albums to their name.

They have toured with Chris Tomlin and are currently on tour with MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North.


Late Registration

Late registration is $55 per person and is available only at the door. Please print the late registration form and bring it with you, along with your payment, to Resurrection. Seating is not guaranteed with late registration.

Vendors and Exhibitors

Any group wanting to have a booth at the Resurrection conference must fill out the Vendors and Exhibitors application and mail the form and your payment to Amy Gattis (PO Box 70, Seymour, TN 37865). Vendors and exhibitors may also register online at Vendor applicatios must be received and paid in full by December 31, 2016.


Because we want to encourage your senior or associate pastor to attend with your group, he/she may attend for free. Limit one pastor per charge.


Refunds are available for any cancellations made through by December 31, 2016. After that date, no refunds will be made.

Resurrection Registrar

For any other registration questions, feel free to contact the Resurrection registrar:
Amy Gattis
865-888-6Rez (865-888-6739)
PO Box 70
Seymour, TN 37865