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R.U.S.H. Winter Retreat: Resurrection 2018

January 18th - January 21st, 2018


We have chosen to go back to Resurrection this year and we are so excited to see what God has in store this year!

Dates: January 18th-21st

Where: LeConte Center- Pigeon Forge, TN

Lodging: Big Cabin...more info to come!

Leaving: Thursday January 18th at 5pm

Returning: Sunday January 21st

Cost: $150

Deposit: $100 due November 12th

Remainder: $50 due January 7th


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.


I AM THEY made its national debut in January 2015 with their self-titled album on Essential Records. The band was formed in Carson City, NV and their five-piece, pop-acoustic-worship sound is anchored by three-part vocal harmonies. The group, made up of Abbie Parker (vocals/harmonium), Jon McConnell (vocals/guitar/keys), Matt Hein (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Justin Shinn (keys/banjo) and Sara Palmer (drums) represent I AM THEY.

The name was inspired by John 17 and created with the intent to adopt on a personal, individual level. As Jesus prays in this chapter, He consistently refers to His disciples as "they". It is important to each band member to be the “they” that Jesus referred to.

SPEAKER: Rachel Billups

Rev. Rachel Billups serves as Ginghamsburg’s Executive Pastor of Discipleship and as part of the preaching team. Rachel, an Ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Religion and History from Anderson University and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School. Rachel was also the first clergy resident for the United Methodist West Ohio Conference’s Residency Program. Before joining the Ginghamsburg team in July 2014, Rachel served as the lead pastor of Shiloh United Methodist, a multisite church in Cincinnati, Ohio.