Resurrection 2018

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.

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.

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.



Early Registration

Early registration for Resurrection 2018 is now open! The early registration price is $30 per person. Register online today at or download the early registration form and register by mail. The early registration price is good until August 1, 2017. After that date, the regular registration price is $40 per person.


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.

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