Christian Youth Conferences

With the new year just beginning, students attending the 2016 Strength to Stand Conference will be faced with the opportunity to look forward rather than looking back. Held from January 16 through January 18 at both the LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge and the Sevierville Events Center in Sevierville, the 2016 Strength to Stand Conference will emphasize for students the importance of living a life that looks forward to what they can do rather than dwelling on what they have done in their past. In that way, the Scott Dawson Evangelical Association hopes to bring attendees into a more committed life.

The January session of the Strength to Stand Conference will be divided into two separate assemblies; the Alpha Session and the Omega Session. The split is designed to maximize the learning and worship opportunities for all those in attendance. As such, the events activities are divided between conference centers in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. With the ability to customize your schedule, you’ll have lots of chances to see the area during your stay in the Smoky Mountains.

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During the Strength to Stand Conference, attendees are responsible only for their own meals. Given the ample dining options up and down the Parkway, groups should have no trouble finding places to eat that will satisfy everyone in the bunch. Several restaurants cater to larger groups and offer a wide array of menu options. Consider going to Joe’s Crab Shack at the Tanger Outlets if your group will enjoy the opportunity to do some shopping between conference events, the Hard Rock Café for a music-loving group, the Old Mill for some down-home country cooking, or Big Daddy’s Pizza (2 locations) for the go-to meal option that everyone loves.

Of course, a trip to Pigeon Forge wouldn’t be complete without delving into one of the area’s popular attractions. The weather might be chilly in January, but Pigeon Forge offers several indoor options. An excursion to WonderWorks is always a good way to spend a few hours being amazed by the interactive exhibits. Blasting away at one another at the Lazerport Fun Center will burn off some off the energy that’s bound to get stored up. Or if you want to get moving while you’re sitting still, make a few laps at the Blake Jones Racing Center’s indoor track.

To be sure, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend will be both fun-filled and spiritually uplifting for all those who attend the Strength to Stand Conference.

"Don't Look Back" Strength to Stand Conference Mission

January 16-18, 2016 Christian Youth Conference