Jan. 23, 2009 – Jan. 25, 2009
Resurrection is: Spiritual renewal weekend retreat…Closer walk with Christ…Terrific speaker with an awesome God-centered message…Fantastic worship music…Making new friends and renewing existing friendships…About 12,000 youth and adult mentors…For youth in grades 6-12…Gatlinburg, TN!
Check out the 2008 Photo Gallery!The Theme : Overflowing Receive Him. Reveal Him.
Theme verse: John 1:10-12– “He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own,and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.” (NRSV)
Speaker: Justin Lookadoo
Throw out the word “normal” when the subject turns to author/speaker Justin Lookadoo. From the memorable name to the 6’7” Texas size frame, to the fascinating ability he has to connect with youth through live national speaking engagements “Lookadoo” translates into one word: Original.
This is obvious in the library of successful books he’s authored–most notable among them Dateable. Just ask the thousands of readers of his witty off-the-wall-style of writing that nails reality “slab dab in the middle,” as translated in Lookadoo lingo from his native El Paso. He takes advantage of current hip and relevant cultural twists and turns in the world to show teens that biblical principals and Christian values are actually ‘cool’ rules to live by. He noted in a recent interview: “Everything I do wraps around two themes—identity and purpose. Who am I? Why am I here? These are the challenges that face young people today.”
- When the subject turns to teens and young adults, his is a rare insight into what makes today’s youth “tick.” Lookadoo is, in fact, a certified specialist in the field having served as a Juvenile Probation Officer Crime & Drug Prevention Specialist for 6 years.Justin is today an in-demand national speaker whose credibility is built on books such as The Hardest 30 Days Of Your Life, Extreme Encounters, and the Dateable franchise of books and study guides. His footprint in the field as a youth author is a size 16 in influence.
- Band: Starfield
We welcome back Starfield to lead us in worship at Resurrection. At the end of their last album, “Beauty In The Broken”, Starfield achieved their best radio success to date, were selling twice as many records in half as much time, and had their best touring season in their 6 year history – to say the least, they are gaining momentum. Composed of brothers Tim and Jon Neufeld, Gordie Cochran, and David Crisp, Starfield is back with a new record. The songs offer listeners a potent combination of substance and style. The substance turns out to be the theme and title of the record – “I Will Go.”
While Tim is the first to admit that he doesn’t have it all figured out, he wanted to offer a worship song that commissions people to go out and do something. “I Will Go” is a difficult song to sing and not act on. Ultimately, they hope to provide perspective on how comfortable and convenient our lives have become.
With “I Will Go”, Starfield’s musical mission has never been more clear. Instead of offering the masses yet another CD, the band ventures out into a hurting world with an intentional message that encourages listeners to step behind the confines of comfort for a life of faith that is truly extraordinary.
A deaf interpreter will be provided during Session B of both weekends.
|Session A||Session B|
|5:00 – 7:00 PM
7:00 – 9:00 PM
|7:30 – 9:30 PM
9:30 – 11:30 PM
|8:30 – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
5:00 – 7:30 PM
|11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
8:00 – 10:30 PM
|8:30 – 10:00 AM||10:30 – 12:00 Noon|
Leaders Prayer Breakfast
A leaders’ prayer breakfast is scheduled on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. upstairs in the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Please send at least one adult from your group to help undergird this event with prayer. Reservation cards will be included in the December information packets.