“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” '

Ephesians 5:14


What an awesome feeling it was to be able to worship together in-person or virtually again at TCTC 2022. Noah Pryor did an amazing job guiding us through re-entry and I’m grateful for the work he did to set us up for success in 2023 and beyond. I hope you and your students are planning to join us for TCTC 2023. I hope you’re planning to join us because I’m really expectant for what God is going to do with this year’s convention.

The theme for TCTC 2023 is “Wake Up!” and it’s based on Paul’s plea to Christians in Ephesus to wake up from the dead and allow Christ’s light to shine on them. Paul pleads with these young Christians, and with us, because he knew that God does amazing things when people wake up to the plans God has been and is continuing to unfold in the world around them.

Throughout the weekend we’re going to look at moments throughout God’s story where people woke up to LIFE, where they woke up to FREEDOM, where they woke up to HOPE and where they woke up to POWER. We’re going to look at these stories and see what’s possible for us when WE wake up to what God is doing all around us. We know there are students out there who will need one or more of these messages going into 2023 and we’re praying this weekend will be a wake-up moment they need to kickstart the new year.

We’re excited about our line-up of speakers, bands, artists; but right now I hope you’ll plan for an awesome weekend and pray for those that need to join you in Gatlinburg January 6-8, 2023. On behalf of everyone involved in TCTC – we can’t wait to see you there!


Adam Proffitt
First Christian Church – Johnson City