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Resurrection 2023

Resurrection 2023- January 20-22 Pigeon Forge, TN

Join thousands of youth and adults for a weekend of worship, fellowship and discipleship! Hop over to www.resurrectionyouth.com to register and get all the details!

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Resurrection returned to an in-person option Jan. 21-23 in Pigeon Forge with about half of its last in-person attendance.
Resurrection 'keeps pressing on' with smaller crowd, pandemic rules

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. -- Like many students attending Resurrection last weekend, Israel Niehaus was not a fan of virus-conscious rules prohibiting him and fellow worshipers from rushing to the stage inside LeConte Center. He preferred the days before ...

Resurrection 2021 will be livestreamed Saturday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at ResurrectionYouth.com.
Resurrection recreated into virtual experience on Jan. 23

Youth group photos requested 'RezYouth' app is now live Register at ResurrectionYouth.com After 35 years of evangelizing thousands of youth and youth leaders over action-packed weekends in the Smoky Mountains, Resurrection has been recreated as a ...

The Rev. Jerry Russell talks to youth about a life in missions on Sunday morning at Resurrection.
Resurrection celebrates 35 years of changed lives

For 35 years, youth have departed auditoriums near the Great Smoky Mountains on an annual January weekend, changed by the Gospel music and message that had been carefully selected and delivered for their particular age stage. Resurrection 2020 ...

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Resurrection youth event changes lives in Costa Rica

En español The first Resurrection spiritual weekend in Costa Rica was in its final hour when the people who worked hard to make it happen could no longer hold back their emotions. They cried and embraced as they watched hundreds of young people go ...

Cheesecakes help youth member join mission in Costa Rica

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2019) -- The boy who baked cheesecakes to raise money for a mission trip to Costa Rica will finally realize his dream. Next week, Isaac López, age 12, will join about 40 United Methodists from Holston Conference who will ...

Teenager survives broken home through love of church

  BRISTOL, Va. (July 9, 2019) -- Nate Roark was sleeping in the same room when his father died from renal failure. "I woke up to hear him coughing his last few breaths," says Roark, who was 12 at the time.  Five years later, the 17-year-old survivor...

Youth ministry makes memories from Cincinnati to Junaluska

Brayden Lykens will not forget the Cincinnati children who talked about hearing gunshots at night. Lindsey Kizer learned what it's like to have a “voice and a vote” at Annual Conference. Tatum Harvel was so moved by the speaker’s messages at ...