Frequently Asked Questions

The Tennessee Christian Teen Convention (TCTC) exists to pool the resources of churches in order to create an event which calls the casual, commits the called, and challenges the committed students of today's culture toward a deeper walk with Jesus.

Why is it called the Tennessee Christian Teen Convention (TCTC)?

The Tennessee Christian Teen Convention (TCTC) was formed in 1983 by a group of youth ministers who had the dream of pooling the resources of statewide churches to create an event bigger and better than any one church could do alone.  They decided to call it the Tennessee Christian Teen Convention, because it was a convention in Tennessee for Christian teenagers.

Where is TCTC?

TCTC is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains.

When is TCTC?

TCTC is held during the first or second weekend of each year.

January 11-13, 2019

January 10-12, 2020

January 8-10, 2021

How much does it cost to attend the convention?

The price per person to register for the convention depends on when you register. Check the Home page for a break down of the coast. Both the Super Early-BIrd and Early-Bird rates include a complimentary convention t-shirt along with great savings. All registrations cover the cost of everything we do in the Gatlinburg Convention Center. It does not include food, housing, or any extra-curricular activities you do on your own.

How do I register for TCTC?

The only way to register is online. You can simply click the "Register" button in the menu.

Do I have to pay for adults?

Yes. We strive to keep the cost low for everyone and spread the cost evenly across all participants. Many groups choose to charge their students extra to cover the registration for their adults. Others simply have their adults contribute too.

Do I have to be a part of a Christian Church to come to TCTC?

Absolutely NOT!! TCTC is a part of the Restoration Movement...What this means is that TCTC encourages ALL denominations to put their faith in Jesus Christ to spend the weekend in fellowship and worship. On average at TCTC we have 5000+ people from over 130 church that includes many different denomination. Praise God for UNITY!!!

Do I have to be from Tennessee to attend TCTC?

Not at all!! Even through this event began by and for churches in Tennessee, God has done some amazing things to encourage Christian unity. There are churches from 11 different states who worship together in Gatlinburg each year. Again, we are a convention in Tennessee for Christian teenagers.

What should I expect when I come to TCTC?

The vision of TCTC has always been to reach out to the curious, call the casual, and encourage the committed. What this means is that every TCTC will challenge students to go further in their spiritual journey. We do this through God-centered worship, drama, workshops, and speakers. You will also see different things during the weekend...We have anything from comedians to dancers that minister to students on stage. We do this to show that God can use all talents and abilities to spread His Word. You will also see students on stage sharing the talents and abilities they've been given. These students typically come from the TCTC Competitions we hold each year.