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Sevierville First Baptist Church, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, TN, United States
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Thank you for your interest in attending our weekend missions event for middle and high school aged girls!  The theme for 2022 is Re-Purposed.  Taken from 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, when we are saved, we are given a new identity AND a new purpose- to bring others to Jesus.

Missions is ALL about bringing the message of Jesus to others, so they can experience the new life and new identity too!


  • Bible Study Leader – Amy-Jo Girardier
    Amy-Jo was the Girls’ Ministry Director at Brentwood Baptist Church and has written Bible studies for girls, published by Lifeway.  She understands teen girls, loves missions, and sees how the two fit so well together. We are excited to see how God speaks through her during our weekend together!
  • Worship Band – Carson-Newman University’s SEED Company
  • Missionaries/Ministry Representatives
     – Amy – IMB, Germany
    – Melanie Hart – Hearts for Internationals, Pigeon Forge
    – Jodie Lamon – Smoky Mountain Resort Ministry, Gatlinburg
  • Breakout Session Leaders
  • Jay Barbier – TBMB Student Specialist
    – Topic: How to help friends in crisis
  • Brenda Harris- Communications and Prayer Associate at The Kendrick Brothers
    – Topic: Prayer
  • Melanie Hart and Jodie Lamon
    – Why and How to be a “Welcomer” to Internationals



6:00 pm        Check- in
6:30-9:00      Worship and Breakout


8:30 am – 3:00 pm        Breakouts, Worship, & More (lunch included)

Includes 2 worship services, 2 breakout sessions, large group missions simulation game, and small groups.

After 3:00 pm                Free Time or Local Missions Experience

Saturday late afternoon and evening will be free. Your group can sightsee, play, or sign up for a local mission experience with Smoky Mountain Resort Ministry and Hearts for Internationals, who minister to international students in the US working in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The missions experience is a 2-4-hour event which will engage your group in praying for and interacting with international students nearby.

Sign your group up for Local Missions Experience – coming soon


8:30 am -noon        Breakouts, Mission Experience Reports, Worship and Challenge


  • Registration deadline: September 15, 2022
  • Registration Fee:
    • $65 per person by August. 15
    • $80 per person by September 15
  • Registration fee includes:
    • Saturday lunch
    • Worship Sessions featuring music, missionary testimonies, Bible study, and more.
    • Breakout Sessions
    • Event materials – program, nametag, handouts, etc.
  • Important event registration information
    • No registration at the event – everyone must pre-register
    • All registration fees are transferrable but non-refundable
  • Minor to Adult Sponsor Ratio: One adult per seven girls is recommended. Adult Sponsors should always be at least 5 years older than the minors they are supervising.
  • Required Forms – links to forms will be emailed to group leaders with registration confirmation
    • Connection Release
    • Connection Church Sponsor Endorsement Form – List of adults attending Connection who have been approved and background checked by the church. Form must be completed and signed by a church authorized signer and submitted prior to the event.
  • Upon receipt of registration, a confirmation will be sent via email.


For this year’s Connection ministry project, we are collecting items that will be used to minister to international students working temporarily in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge resort ministries area.

If your group would like to participate, bring one or more of the suggested items below to Connection.

Hearts for Internationals, Pigeon Forge

  • Individually wrapped chocolate candy
  • Disposable razors
  • Shampoo men or women or both can use, no travel size
  • Soap bars wrapped individually, no travel size
  • Deodorant men for women or that can be used by both
  • Fun, silly items that can be placed in a gift bag
  • Notes of welcome to the US and that you are praying for them

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries, Gatlinburg

  • Silverware (used or new)
  • Serving spoons (plastic or metal)
  • Plastic cups (reusable, not solo cups)
  • New 2-4 cup reusable plastic food containers with lids
  • Wash clothes
  • Bandannas
  • Snack items like: Ramen noodles, granola bars, easy Mac and cheese bowls, peanut butter and crackers, cookies, tuna packs (expiration dates after January 2023)
  • Christmas candy (or candy you would like as a Christmas gift)
  • Chapstick
  • Individual packaged tea bags
  • Hot chocolate packets


September 30
October 2
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Kim Cruse

During this event, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board (or its agents or designees) will be photographing. You may be photographed. By your attendance, you are granting your permission to be photographed for commercial purposes and agree to the following: (1) being photographed by any means; (2) commercial or any other use of your likeness without compensation; (3) specifically waiving all rights of privacy during the photographing; (4) releasing the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, its agents, designees, officers and employees from any liability for loss, damage, or compensation for the commercial or other use of your likeness; and (5) compliance with all rules and regulations of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board for this event.

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